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Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Jul 12, 2014

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was joined in Havana by close ally and so-called Russian oil czar Igor Sechin, the chairman of state oil company Rosneft, to finalize a deal to explore for oil off Cuba's northern coast. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

Jul 12, 2014

Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in the 2011 disaster in the worst nuclear accident since Ukraine's Chernobyl in 1986. The quake registered a moderate 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 1-7, meaning that major damage was unlikely. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Sanofi-Regeneron drug tames eczema in study

Jul 10, 2014

Sanofi-Regeneron drug tames eczema in study

PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sanofi ( SASY.PA ) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc ( REGN.O ) significantly reduced skin lesions and itching in adult patients with atopic dermatitis, a chronic form of eczema that is poorly controlled by standard drugs, the companies said on Wednesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

Jul 09, 2014

Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but rebels defiantly reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq -security firm

Jul 08, 2014

Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq -security firm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted U.S experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began breaching computers of experts on Iraq as the rebellion there escalated, a security firm said on Monday. CrowdStrike Inc said that the group is one of the most sophisticated of the 30 it tracks in China and that its operations are better hidden than many attributed to military and other government units #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Iran's Khamenei says U.S., Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop'

Jul 08, 2014

Iran's Khamenei says U.S., Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West. "They make it seem like Israel wants to attack, but America is stopping it: the good cop, bad cop trick," Khamenei told senior statesmen at an iftar (fast-breaking supper during the holy month of Ramadan) function. "But I say out-loud: the reason they are not attacking is because it is too costly #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
CORRECTED - Eleven people feared killed in Polish plane crash-emergency services

Jul 06, 2014

CORRECTED - Eleven people feared killed in Polish plane crash-emergency services

WARSAW (Reuters) - (Corrects headline to show 11 people, not 11 parachutists killed) Eleven people were feared dead on Saturday after a plane taking them on a parachute jump crashed in southern Poland shortly after take off, the Polish Medical Air Rescue said. One person on the plane survived the crash and was taken to hospital in the city of Czestochowa, 207 kilometres (129 miles) south west of Warsaw. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Yemeni air force bombs Shi'ite rebels after ceasefire collapses

Jul 05, 2014

Yemeni air force bombs Shi'ite rebels after ceasefire collapses

SANAA (Reuters) - The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that caused "a large number of casualties", local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed. Houthi Shi'ite fighters, officially known as Ansarullah, blamed army units linked to the rival Sunni-Muslim Islah party for breaking the June 23 ceasefire on Friday when government troops advanced on an area in al-Jouf province. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #cnt
Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance

Jul 05, 2014

Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance

DUBAI (Reuters) - A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at the grand mosque in Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on Saturday. The 21-minute video came after reports on social media that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would make his first public appearance since his Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) changed its name to the Islamic State and declared him caliph - a title held by successors of the Prophet Mohammad. If confirmed it would be the first public appearance by the head of the militant group that led a military offensive last month that saw swathes of northern Iraq fall to ISIL and other Sunni armed factions #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt