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Dutch suggest EU send migrants straight back to Turkey as more arrive without case for asylum | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Dutch suggest EU send migrants straight back to Turkey as more arrive without case for asylum | Reuters

BRUSSELS/THE HAGUE The Netherlands floated an idea on Thursday to ferry migrants reaching Greece straight back to Turkey to stop a relentless influx into the European Union as EU officials cited a rise in the numbers of those who would not qualify for asylum. #India #Middle East #South Korea #markets #events
Protesters march, France eyes business deals as Iran's Rouhani visits | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Protesters march, France eyes business deals as Iran's Rouhani visits | Reuters

PARIS France and Iran hailed the sale of Airbus planes and the renewal of a decades-old carmaking venture as symbols of thawing relations on Thursday while protesters in Paris tried to get human rights onto the agenda. President Hassan Rouhani was accompanied on his official visit to Paris, the first by an Iranian president since 1999, by ministers and business leaders who announced deals including a joint venture between carmakers PSA Peugeot Citroen ( PEUP.PA ) and Iran Khodro and plans for Iran to buy 118 Airbus ( AIR.PA ) passenger planes to update its ageing fleet. #India #Japan #markets #Foreign policy #events
Iran's Rouhani says main problem in Syria is terrorism | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Iran's Rouhani says main problem in Syria is terrorism | Reuters

PARIS The Syrian people must be left to decide their own future, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, adding that defeating terrorism was Syria's main problem and not who is running it. On the first official visit to France by an Iranian president since 1999, Rouhani also said Tehran would keep to commitments it made under a nuclear agreement with major powers, but that those on the other side would also have to keep their end of the bargain. "It is up to the Syrian people to make decisions for their country," Rouhani said at a news conference with President Francois Hollande when asked whether he was ready to compromise on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. #Iran #United Kingdom #Iraq #article #events
Syria peace talks derailed as opposition stays away | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Syria peace talks derailed as opposition stays away | Reuters

AMMAN/BEIRUT/GENEVA The Syrian opposition said it will not attend peace talks due to begin in Geneva on Friday, derailing the first attempt in two years to hold negotiations aimed at ending the five-year-long war. An opposition council convening in Riyadh said its delegation would "certainly" not be in Geneva on Friday, saying it had not received convincing answers to its demands for goodwill steps including an end to air strikes and blockades. The failure to get talks off the ground on time reflects the challenges facing peace-making as the conflict rages unabated on the ground #United States #India #Business #Syria #France #South Korea #events
Islamic State claims Aden suicide car bombing that kills six | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Islamic State claims Aden suicide car bombing that kills six | Reuters

ADEN Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing outside Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's residence in the southern city of Aden on Thursday that killed at least six people. Officials said Hadi was inside his residence at the Maashiq Palace at the time of the attack but was unharmed. Hadi's office, in a statement carried by the government-run Saba news agency, said that 11 other people were also injured in the attack, in which a car tried to crash through a security checkpoint guarding the palace. #Japan #Middle East #markets #Security #author #events
Spread of Zika virus 'explosive', four million cases possible - WHO | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Spread of Zika virus 'explosive', four million cases possible - WHO | Reuters

GENEVA The Zika virus - linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil - is spreading "explosively" and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Director-General Margaret Chan told members of WHO's executive board that the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions and that she was convening experts to assess it. #India #Health #United Kingdom #article #events
'Affluenza' teen back in Texas after being deported from Mexico | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

'Affluenza' teen back in Texas after being deported from Mexico | Reuters

FORT WORTH, Texas/MEXICO CITY The American teenager derided for a defense of "affluenza" in the killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in Texas on Thursday, where he faces detention, after being deported from Mexico. #India #Europe #South Korea #Crime #Mexico #article #events
Taiwan president flies to disputed island in South China Sea | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

Taiwan president flies to disputed island in South China Sea | Reuters

TAIPEI Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou flew to Itu Aba island in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday to reaffirm Taipei's sovereignty over the outpost, ignoring criticism from Washington over the trip. Ma's one-day visit to Itu Aba comes amid growing international concern over rising tensions in the South China Sea, especially in the wake of Beijing's rapid creation of seven man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. The Taiwanese Defence Ministry told Reuters that Ma had departed for Itu Aba. #United States #France #United Kingdom #Taiwan #author #article #events
Oregon occupation leader Bundy urges remaining protesters to go home | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

Oregon occupation leader Bundy urges remaining protesters to go home | Reuters

BURNS, Ore. The leader of the month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon urged remaining protesters on Wednesday to leave the site and go home, a day after his arrest and the death of a supporter. "To those remaining at the refuge, I love you #United States #Russia #Crime #United Kingdom #author #events
Brazil's Rousseff declares war on mosquito spreading Zika virus | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

Brazil's Rousseff declares war on mosquito spreading Zika virus | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO President Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday that Brazil must wage war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus linked to a surge in cases of a dangerous birth defect, focussing on eliminating the insect's breeding grounds. Since September, Brazil has registered 3,700 cases of babies with microcephaly, a condition linked to Zika infection in which children are born with an abnormally small head and a brain that has not developed properly. The jump in cases has prompted a global health scare, with several countries cautioning pregnant women against travelling to the 22 nations in the Americas where the virus has been reported. #Brazil #France #Middle East #Olympics #Foreign policy #article #events