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Frenchman, American among those killed in Tripoli hotel attack - Libyan official

Jan 28, 2015

Frenchman, American among those killed in Tripoli hotel attack - Libyan official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Frenchman and an American national were among the foreign victims killed when gunmen stormed a Tripoli hotel on Tuesday, a Libyan security official said. Tripoli security spokesman Essam Naas said the Frenchman had been identified by his employee identification badge. He did not give further details, but said the other foreigners were Asian without giving any nationality. #facebook #United States #Obama #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Mexico #author
Food crisis in southern Iraq worsening, U.N. agency says

Jan 28, 2015

Food crisis in southern Iraq worsening, U.N. agency says

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A food crisis is unfolding in southern Iraq, where thousands of internally displaced refugees who have moved there from other parts of the country do not have enough to eat, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. "Violence continues to cause ongoing displacement in central, western and northern areas of Iraq," WFP spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Kurdish forces are battling the Sunni Islamist group ISIS in part of northern Iraq #United States #Obama #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not

Jan 28, 2015

Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not

ANKARA (Reuters) - A grand new palace, toothless opposition and fawning ruling party have helped Tayyip Erdogan craft a powerful role as Turkey's head of state; but elections may yet deny him his goal of a full executive presidency and sow political uncertainty. Erdogan, accused by critics of suppressing checks to his power in the judiciary and media, said this week the question of constitutional change to cement the presidency should be a central issue in polls to be held by early June #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #President
U.S. Army says no decision made in Bergdahl investigation

Jan 28, 2015

U.S. Army says no decision made in Bergdahl investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army on Tuesday denied that a decision had been made to bring desertion charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009. NBC News said earlier on Tuesday that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion, citing senior defense officials #United States #Obama #India #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Iran says Israel crossed "red lines", vows to respond -IRNA

Jan 28, 2015

Iran says Israel crossed "red lines", vows to respond -IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed "red lines" and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday. "We told the Americans that the leaders of the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act," deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said. Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi was killed with a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group's late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh, in a Jan #United States #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Israel #Italy #Latin America #opinion
New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient - scientists

Jan 28, 2015

New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient - scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study from Briain's Exeter University. Super-thin, custom-coloured panels attached to a building's windows may become a "holy grail" for India and African countries, Senthilarasu Sundaram, one of the authors of the study, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "In those countries these types of material will be like a holy grail: they can both shade windows ... #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #opinion
Uber says ride services reduce drunk driving

Jan 28, 2015

Uber says ride services reduce drunk driving

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber, a ride service facing legal challenges around the world, on Tuesday released a survey showing that people are less likely to drive home after drinking alcohol after such businesses started operating in their cities. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #Latin America
U.S. Army says no actions, decision in Bergdahl investigation

Jan 28, 2015

U.S. Army says no actions, decision in Bergdahl investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No actions or decisions have been made in the investigation of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Major General Ronald Lewis, head of public affairs for the U.S. #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #opinion
Return to Auschwitz: Still inescapable 70 years on

Jan 28, 2015

Return to Auschwitz: Still inescapable 70 years on

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - "The trains were jam-packed," recalled Susan Pollack. "Old people, young, mothers, many children. My mother, brother and I #facebook #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America
Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

Jan 28, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Greek markets endured a second day of turmoil, with bank shares diving and investors fearing the anti-bailout government might be set on a collision course with the country's European Union and IMF creditors #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #Mexico #opinion