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CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Changes wording in second sentence, paragraph 10 from "live up to" to "own up to") Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

Dec 18, 2014

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. The authorities, long accused of not being tough enough on extremists, quickly pointed the finger at Afghanistan, suggesting the neighbouring nation was not doing enough to catch Pakistani Taliban commanders hiding on its territory #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Iran calls nuclear talks "very useful"; next meeting in Jan

Dec 18, 2014

Iran calls nuclear talks "very useful"; next meeting in Jan

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that he had had "very intense" and "very useful and helpful" nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva. Araqchi, speaking to reporters at the end of closed-door talks, said there was an agreement to continue nuclear talks "next month" at a venue to be decided. The U.S #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

Dec 16, 2014

Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager at Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for helping her now imprisoned boss carry out his multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. JoAnn Crupi, 53, was the last of five former Madoff employees to be sentenced after a Manhattan federal jury found them guilty in March in the first criminal trial over Madoff's decades-long fraud, which collapsed in 2008. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Seattle police investigating threat close to Amazon.com HQ

Dec 16, 2014

Seattle police investigating threat close to Amazon.com HQ

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police said on Monday they are investigating an unspecified threat close to Amazon.com's headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood of the city. Local media reported that Amazon employees had been evacuated from office buildings. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #typeof-registered #cnt
Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

Dec 13, 2014

Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington on Saturday for a march to protest the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers and to urge Congress to do more to protect African-Americans from unjustified police violence. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Taliban kills 12 demining workers in Afghanistan, police say

Dec 13, 2014

Taliban kills 12 demining workers in Afghanistan, police say

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban shot dead 12 demining workers near the former British base of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Saturday, opening fire from motor bikes, police said. Farid Ahmad Obaid, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Afghan forces later launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three. (Reporting by Mohammad Stanekzai; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel) #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

Dec 13, 2014

Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to an Interfax news agency report published on Saturday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt