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Canada raises terrorism threat level, cites Islamist chatter

Oct 22, 2014

Canada raises terrorism threat level, cites Islamist chatter

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has raised its terrorism threat level to medium from low because of a rise in "general chatter" from radical groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda, a government official said on Tuesday. #Business #United States #China #Japan #Technology #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

Oct 22, 2014

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups. Several individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had raised funds in public, purportedly for charitable purposes, the majority of which the charities never received, the government said. #facebook #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Government #markets #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

Oct 22, 2014

North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday. #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America
Japan's power failure Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 22, 2014

Japan's power failure Bid to forge national grid stumbles

TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. But a first crucial phase of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan - to set up a national grid company to allow new suppliers to sell electricity to the residential sector - has been watered down so much that even people directly involved in creating or running the body say it will not have enough power to succeed #facebook #United States #Tokyo #Japan #Technology #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

Oct 22, 2014

Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said. #Business #China #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defence

Oct 22, 2014

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defence

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defence capabilities. The field drill, called "Keen Sword", is held every two years. #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

Oct 22, 2014

Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies with gunshot wounds #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

Oct 22, 2014

War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

KIEV (Reuters) - Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking. Candidate lists for the Oct. 26 elections show how personal favourites backed by old school powerbrokers in the outgoing parliament are set to make way for people who made their names in Kiev's "Maidan" revolution last winter, or in resisting Russian encroachment in eastern Ukraine #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine
Veteran Chinese democracy activist Chen Ziming dies from cancer

Oct 22, 2014

Veteran Chinese democracy activist Chen Ziming dies from cancer

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chen Ziming, a veteran Chinese dissident who was jailed by Beijing for what it said was his role as one of two "black hands" behind the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died of cancer on Tuesday, friends said. He was 62 #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America