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Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road

Dec 19, 2014

Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber against the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC's approval of new ride-sharing services last year carried the condition that the companies make detailed data about their rides available to the commission. #Business #United States #India #Japan #Technology #markets #California #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #author
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

Dec 19, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. Although no one has claimed it yet, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which abducted more than 200 women in April from a secondary school in Chibok, only 24 km (15 miles) from this latest attack #China #France #Arabic #Argentina #Nigeria #Latin America #Entertainment #author #opinion
U.S. Secret Service too insular, needs outside leader, more agents  - review

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. Secret Service too insular, needs outside leader, more agents - review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is in dire need of an overhaul that requires an outside leader, an infusion of agents and more training - not to mention a better fence - to protect the White House, an independent review concluded on Thursday. #Business #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Dec 19, 2014

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

ZUMAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has been liberated," said Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, adding that 100 Islamic State fighters had been killed. #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

Dec 19, 2014

U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said. #Business #India #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion
Restoring U.S.-Cuba ties unlikely to be tied to human rights - U.S. official

Dec 19, 2014

Restoring U.S.-Cuba ties unlikely to be tied to human rights - U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The restoration of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations after more than half a century is not likely to be directly tied to the issue of human rights in Cuba, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Thursday #Business #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #author #opinion
Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament

Dec 19, 2014

Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy. Television footage showed legislators exchanging blows in the public gallery before the vote. President Uhuru Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security since a 2013 attack by Somali al Shabaab rebels on a Nairobi mall that killed 67 people #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Kenya #Entertainment
Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050

Dec 19, 2014

Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a study published on Thursday said. Globally, irrigation systems should be expanded by more than 25 percent to cope with changing rainfall patterns, the study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters said. #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion
Suicide bombers kill at least seven in Yemen port - sources

Dec 18, 2014

Suicide bombers kill at least seven in Yemen port - sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters. #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Entertainment #author #opinion
U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians

Dec 18, 2014

U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United Nations launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria on Thursday, seeking $8.4 billion after only securing about half the funding it asked for in 2014. #facebook #India #Syria #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion