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EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

Nov 21, 2014

EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official. #facebook #India #China #Japan #Technology #Russia #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"

Nov 21, 2014

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday he was considering pardoning two of the three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in his country. The three journalists were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of spreading lies to help a "terrorist organisation", an allusion to the Muslim Brotherhood, in a ruling that sparked a global outcry. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Egypt #Technology #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
U.N. Green Fund gets $9.3 bln in pledges at Berlin conference

Nov 21, 2014

U.N. Green Fund gets $9.3 bln in pledges at Berlin conference

BERLIN (Reuters) - Donor nations pledged up to $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what they want. The U.N. #Politics #Business #India #China #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America
Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul - sources

Nov 21, 2014

Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul - sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver when their car was hit in a western district of the city on Wednesday afternoon. #Politics #Business #facebook #China #Japan #Brazil #Russia #Argentina #Latin America

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From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Sep 19, 2014

From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Tennis stars come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. Some of them stay in the spotlight throughout their playing careers and then fade into oblivion. But there are some others whose legacies continue to be written well after they hang up their rackets. And Li Na is one of them. #Sports #China #Tennis #Serena Williams #Roger Federer #French Open #Maria Sharapova #Li Na #Grand Slam champion
How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea