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Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

Sep 02, 2014

Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to send its defence minister to a NATO summit in Wales this week, NATO officials said on Monday, after a political crisis dashed hopes that a newly-elected president could make his debut on the international stage there. Who, if anyone, would represent Afghanistan at a summit that will discuss the country's future had become a guessing game following the country's disputed presidential election #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Afghanistan #markets #Italy #Latin America
Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Sep 02, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #brazilian
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. #Politics #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S. solidarity with the Balts ahead of a NATO summit in Wales, the three tiny republics are renewing calls for troops on the ground and military help #facebook #Politics #India #Japan #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #european #opinion
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #France #markets #United Kingdom #President #Mexico #european #russian #opinion
Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. In the latest in a string of setbacks in the past week, Ukraine's military said it had pulled back from defending a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where troops had been battling a Russian tank battalion #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #russian #city
After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

Sep 02, 2014

After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported on Monday #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
Ukraine rebels seek "special status", crisis talks to resume on Friday

Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine rebels seek "special status", crisis talks to resume on Friday

MINSK (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks on Monday due to resume later this week in the Belarussian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status". The meeting of the so-called "contact group", at which the rebels also said one of their key conditions would be for Kiev to immediately end its military offensive, ended without any details being announced but a promise to continue consultations. #facebook #India #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Mexico #european
Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

Sep 02, 2014

Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results. Under the terms of a deal brokered by U.S. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Afghanistan #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Iran's Zarif "quite optimistic" of Iran nuclear agreement

Sep 02, 2014

Iran's Zarif "quite optimistic" of Iran nuclear agreement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme can be resolved by a November 24 deadline. "I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif told reporters #Politics #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico