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Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

Dec 19, 2014

Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. Militants ambushed a column of army vehicles using an improvised explosive device and then hundreds attacked in the region of Amchide, 65 km (40 miles) north of Maroua, at around 10.30 a.m #facebook #United States #India #China #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Mexico #opinion
Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

Dec 19, 2014

Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. Midwest, a study released on Thursday said. By 2050, deforestation could lead to a 15 percent drop in rainfall in tropical regions including the South American Amazon, Southeast Asia and Central Africa, the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change said. #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #author
Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

Dec 19, 2014

Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found dead on Sept #Business #facebook #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. U.S #United States #Obama #India #China #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup

Dec 19, 2014

Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signalling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence. Li attends a two-day summit in Bangkok of leaders of Mekong River region countries - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam - the biggest international gathering in Thailand since its military seized power. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #author #opinion

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Jan 13, 2014

Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Indian officials believe Raghavan is an old Russia/Soviet Union hand and should be able to smoothen rough edges in the Indo-Russian defence relationship. #India #Russia #Ministry of External Affairs #Kudankulam #BrahMos #Moscow #IFS #Indo-Russian relations