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With "Big Tiger" caught, Chinese media can finally name its prey

Jul 31, 2014

With "Big Tiger" caught, Chinese media can finally name its prey

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Big Tiger" is gone. "Master Kang" has disappeared. The various euphemisms Chinese media have used to describe a once powerful domestic security tsar are no longer necessary, after the Communist Party announced on Tuesday that it had launched a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is lobbying Asian governments to join in sanctions imposed by Washington and the European Union against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday. The European Union and United States announced further financial measures against Russia on Tuesday, targeting its energy, banking and defence sectors in their strongest action yet. Now they are looking for backing from Asia, given that Russian trade flows are focused increasingly on that part of the world #facebook #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #european #opinion
Turkish women laugh online to protest deputy PM's remarks

Jul 31, 2014

Turkish women laugh online to protest deputy PM's remarks

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values". Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the main opposition party CHP, said on Twitter that Arinc's comments portrayed laughing as a dishonourable act and left women exposed to violence. Arinc criticised the media on Wednesday for taking his comments out of context and focusing on a small part of his speech, in which he said he advised both men and women to adopt "ethical behaviours" #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom
Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

Jul 31, 2014

Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime. Neil Wallis, the paper's former deputy editor, and former features editor Jules Stenson, have been charged with conspiracy to intercept voicemails on mobile phones of well-known figures or people close to them, the Crown Prosecution Service said. Andy Coulson, who edited the paper from 2003 until 2007 before working as Prime Minister David Cameron's media chief, was jailed on July 4 for 18 months for encouraging staff to hack phones in a bid to get exclusive stories. #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #Health #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #british #opinion
Some Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin

Jul 31, 2014

Some Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Western leaders may be Vladimir Putin's biggest critics over the conflict in east Ukraine but the Russian leader is also facing criticism from some of the rebels they accuse him of arming. The European Union and the United States have imposed new sanctions on Russia because they say Putin has not done enough to persuade the pro-Russian separatists to stop fighting and is supplying them with weapons. #facebook #India #China #Business #Brazil #Russia #Ukraine #russian
More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

Jul 31, 2014

More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack. Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to the regional capital Urumqi and accused of promoting and supporting Xinjiang's independence from China, a red line for Beijing which views the region as an inseparable part of the country #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Russia #Health #Government #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
U.N. says 'enough is enough' after another Gaza school attack

Jul 31, 2014

U.N. says 'enough is enough' after another Gaza school attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After another deadly attack on a U.N. school in Gaza sheltering Palestinians from fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, the United Nations declared "enough is enough" on Wednesday and asked - when civilians are warned to leave, where do they go? With 1.8 million people living in a Mediterranean enclave he described as the size of Detroit and Philadelphia, a disheartened U.N. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #opinion
Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Jul 31, 2014

Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia announced on Wednesday the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the measures, part of an action plan that included placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave. As of July 23, 672 deaths have been blamed on Ebola in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to World Health Organization figures #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC - Dutch

Jul 31, 2014

Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC - Dutch

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands or Malaysia is likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday. Cases are only referred to the world's permanent war crimes court if countries involved are unable or unwilling to prosecute atrocities, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten said in a letter to parliament #United States #India #China #Brazil #Russia #Health #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Ukraine #opinion
Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

Jul 31, 2014

Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #markets #United Kingdom #Ukraine #european #russian