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Argentine judge throws out cover-up allegation against president

Feb 27, 2015

Argentine judge throws out cover-up allegation against president

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up Iran's purported involvement in the deadly bombing of a Jewish centre in 1994. The judge "discontinued" the case brought by prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in January the day before he was to appear in Congress to discuss his criminal complaint. The scandal shocked the country and hurt the government's credibility ahead of October's presidential election #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. jury convicts Saudi over Africa embassy bombings

Feb 27, 2015

U.S. jury convicts Saudi over Africa embassy bombings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin and discord

Feb 27, 2015

Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin and discord

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky warned Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the Kremlin chief was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow. "Putin with bare chest isn't a mighty leader: He is a naked king," Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man who was arrested in 2003 after falling foul of Putin only to be released in 2013, told an audience in London. Khodorkovsky, who once controlled Russia's biggest oil company, said the Russian economy would weaken further and that eventually its weakness would provoke a battle between the powerful clans which dominate Russia. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Kerry to meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Russia's Lavrov -spokeswoman

Feb 27, 2015

Kerry to meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Russia's Lavrov -spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Montreux, Switzerland, next week, a State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday. During his trip, Kerry also is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday in Geneva to discuss Ukraine and Syria, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a daily briefing. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Insight - Jordan takes no chances in confronting homegrown Jihadis

Feb 26, 2015

Insight - Jordan takes no chances in confronting homegrown Jihadis

AMMAN (Reuters) - At Jordans State Security court, Islamic State militants, clad in green military fatigues with long, unkempt beards, stood impassively, awaiting sentence inside a black iron cage. The barred enclosure was very much like the one in which their fellow jihadis in Syria burned alive Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, igniting a storm across a troubled kingdom in an uneasy alliance with the West against Islamic State (IS). The defendants did not blink when the military judge handed down sentences ranging from three to 15 years with hard labour. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt