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Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms - PM

Jul 24, 2014

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms - PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday Kiev would impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies who directly or indirectly support "terrorists" fighting against government troops in the country's east. Yatseniuk told a meeting of his ministers that he had set up a special committee to work on the punitive measures #United States #China #France #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

Jul 24, 2014

Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

GIGLIO ISLAND Italy (Reuters) - The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island where it capsized two years ago, killing 32 people. Boats sounded horns and church bells rang as a tug boat slowly pulled the wreck of the liner, which was around two-and-a half times the size of the Titanic, away from the island of Giglio, accompanied by a convoy of 14 vessels. #facebook #China #Business #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #italian
Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

Jul 24, 2014

Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military's new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared President Benigno Aquino's economic stimulus fund illegal. The 120,000-member armed forces has a history of coups and attempted coups. Last month, rumours sprang up of a plot against the Aquino administration because of the fund scandal. #facebook #China #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

Jul 24, 2014

South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand, prosecutors said on Wednesday. #India #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion
Suicide bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

Jul 24, 2014

Suicide bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna, one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari and another at a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer. #facebook #China #markets #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

Jul 24, 2014

Bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer. The attacks bore the hallmarks of Islamist group Boko Haram but may also have been linked to politics ahead of 2015's elections. #United States #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #markets #Italy #Nigeria #Latin America #Mexico
Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

Jul 24, 2014

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #Technology #France #Italy #Latin America #opinion
EXCLUSIVE - Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

Jul 23, 2014

EXCLUSIVE - Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had anti-aircraft missiles of the type Washington says were used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment
Indian basketball team's Sikh players were forced to remove turbans at FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 23, 2014

Indian basketball team's Sikh players were forced to remove turbans at FIBA Asia Cup

In a shocking incident, the Sikh players of the Indian basketball team were forced to remove their turbans before stepping on the court during the recently concluded FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China. #India #China #basketball #Wuhan #FIBA #FIBA Asia Cup #Amritpal Singh #Amjyot Singh #Sikh players #Scott Fleming
China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

Jul 23, 2014

China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

The 22-metre-high toad, appeared in a China park last weekend, but met with mockery from social media users who compared its appearance to that of former President Jiang Zemin #World #China #Internet #Censorship #Jiang Zemin #Communist Party #SocialMedia #Internet humour #Inflatable toad