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Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

Dec 22, 2014

Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday's run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Preliminary results were still to be released by election authorities, but soon after polls closed, Essebsi said he had beaten rival Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president. "I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Cuba sees long struggle ahead before U.S. lifts embargo

Dec 20, 2014

Cuba sees long struggle ahead before U.S. lifts embargo

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro told parliament on Saturday the country faces a "long and difficult struggle" before the United States removes its economic embargo, despite the historic agreement this week to restore diplomatic ties. U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows 'consequences'

Dec 20, 2014

U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows 'consequences'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible. It was the first time the United States had directly accused another country of a cyberattack of such magnitude on American soil and sets up a possible new confrontation between longtime foes Washington and Pyongyang #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #cookie #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Changes wording in second sentence, paragraph 10 from "live up to" to "own up to") Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt

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'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #social media #Narendra Modi #language #Hindi #british #Firstpost Community #PM Modi #comment