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Protesters against Bangladesh power plant give two weeks for demands to be met | Reuters

Apr 10, 2016

Protesters against Bangladesh power plant give two weeks for demands to be met | Reuters

DHAKA Protesters opposing the construction of a Chinese-backed, coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh agreed on Sunday to halt their activities for 15 days, defusing tensions after four demonstrators were killed last week. Villagers for and against the $2.4 billion power plant in the coastal district of Chittagong clashed last week before riot police fired their weapons after coming under attack. #Business #Power #Middle East #United Kingdom #chinese #opinion
Tanzania court hands two Chinese men 35-year sentences for slaughtering 226 elephants, smuggling ivory

Mar 21, 2016

Tanzania court hands two Chinese men 35-year sentences for slaughtering 226 elephants, smuggling ivory

Tanzania has sentenced two Chinese men to 35 years each in jail for ivory smuggling, local media reported on Saturday, the latest conviction of Chinese nationals in a drive to stamp out poaching. #NewsTracker #Tanzania #chinese #ivory #Kisutu Resident Magistrate
Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

WASHINGTON The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court in Virginia with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. #Middle East #markets #Crime #Iraq #chinese #article
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Russia #Iran #Crime #Latin America #chinese
Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus #United States #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #Diseases
Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus #United States #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #Diseases
U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

WASHINGTON China agrees any new U.N. resolution on North Korea will include additional sanctions and go beyond previous steps, but Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a senior U.S. #China #Business #Technology #South Korea #North Korea #chinese #article
U.S. stepping up push for ceasefire, aid in Syria - officials | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.S. stepping up push for ceasefire, aid in Syria - officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will push to secure an immediate Syrian ceasefire and aid for civilians ahead of a crucial meeting in Munich this week as he seeks to keep a fragile peace process alive, U.S. officials said #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis #chinese
Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border | Reuters

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. Iranian backed-militias played a key role on the ground as Russian jets intensified what rebels call a scorched earth policy that has allowed the military back into the strategic northern area for the first time in more than two years. #Syria #Islam #markets #Turkey #chinese
Jailed Oregon occupation leader calls for elected officials' support | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Jailed Oregon occupation leader calls for elected officials' support | Reuters

The jailed leader of the occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon, in a statement released on Monday, called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody #India #Middle East #science #Crime #chinese #Oregon