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North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang

Oct 01, 2014

North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang

TOKYO (Reuters) North Korea has told Japan it would not pass on findings from an investigation into the fate of Japanese people abducted by North Koran agents and proposed that Japan sends representatives for talks, Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday. The fate of Japanese people abducted and taken to North Korea decades ago to help train spies has soured relations between the two countries and Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has made a resolution of the dispute a top priority. A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official, Junichi Ihara, met Song Ilho, North Korea's ambassador for normalisation of ties with Japan, on Monday in China for an update on the North's investigation. #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Italy #North Korea #Latin America #Mexico
Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

Oct 01, 2014

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps. Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya are stateless and live in apartheidlike conditions in Rakhine state on the western coast of the predominantly Buddhist country. Almost 140,000 Rohingya remain displaced after deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in 2012 #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Government #Argentina #opinion
China facing growing U.S. pressure over Hong Kong protests

Oct 01, 2014

China facing growing U.S. pressure over Hong Kong protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) China is facing growing U.S. pressure to show restraint during mass prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong, with the issue to be raised in highlevel bilateral talks, and a prominent U.S. lawmaker has expressed "grave concerns" over the troubles #facebook #United States #Obama #India #China #Business #Brazil #France #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Divided Chinese eye Hong Kong protests with admiration, anger

Oct 01, 2014

Divided Chinese eye Hong Kong protests with admiration, anger

HONG KONG (Reuters) For some mainland Chinese in Hong Kong, the sight of thousands of people on the streets protesting for greater democracy is an alien one that has prompted comparisons with the relative lack of political freedom back home. Others are less impressed, and see the mass show of defiance as a dangerous tactic that has shut down large parts of the city and raised the risk of serious confrontation with Hong Kong police. "For the first time in my life I feel close to politics," said a Chinese tourist from Beijing who gave only her surname, Yu #United States #Obama #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Government #chinese
CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

Oct 01, 2014

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

REUTERS U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country #facebook #United States #India #China #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Virus #opinion
New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

Oct 01, 2014

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

MADRID (Reuters) A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longerlasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumours are expected to be used in multidrug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher. At the same time, other expensive medicines are being combined to produce impressive results fighting diseases including breast and skin cancer. #facebook #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #Latin America
Islamic State insurgents advance on Turkish tomb in Syria  Turkish deputy PM

Oct 01, 2014

Islamic State insurgents advance on Turkish tomb in Syria Turkish deputy PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) Islamic State insurgents are advancing on a tomb in northern Syria regarded by Turkey as sovereign territory and guarded by Turkish soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday. #United States #Obama #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Latin America
British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State

Oct 01, 2014

British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State

LONDON (Reuters) British Tornado fighter jets have launched their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq since parliament approved combat operations last Friday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday. "They identified and attacked a heavy weapons position that was endangering Kurdish forces and they subsequently attacked an (IS) armed pickup truck in the same area," he told the BBC #facebook #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Middle East #markets #Italy #british
Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

Oct 01, 2014

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

MADRID (Reuters) Catalonia's regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend formal campaigning for a referendum on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal appeal to stop the vote taking place. Madrid argues that the vote, called by Catalan leader Artur Mas for Nov. 9, would breach Spain's rule of law because it would be held in Catalonia alone, rather than in the whole of Spain #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico