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Crime spree helps Pakistani Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

Jul 11, 2014

Crime spree helps Pakistani Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the fight ahead. #facebook #World Cup #India #China #Business #France #Government #markets #United Kingdom
World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050 - U.N.

Jul 11, 2014

World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050 - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. That proportion is expected to jump, so that more than six billion people will be city dwellers by 2045, the UN's World Urbanization Prospects report said. The jump will be driven by a "preference of people to move from rural to urban areas, and the overall positive growth rate of the world's population, which is projected to continue over the next 35 years," John Wilmoth, director of the Population Division in the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs said at a news conference Thursday at the UN #facebook #India #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Kerry, other foreign ministers to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

Jul 11, 2014

Kerry, other foreign ministers to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

PRAGUE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna this weekend for a meeting of the six powers and Iran as they try to reach a deal that would end sanctions in return for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program, the State Department said on Thursday. #facebook #Politics #United States #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #markets #Italy #Entertainment #opinion
Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years

Jul 11, 2014

Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years

YANGON, July 10 (Reuters) - Four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced in Myanmar on Thursday to 10 years' jail with hard labour for reporting about an alleged chemical weapons factory, legal and media sources said. A court in the central town of Pakokku handed down the sentences to four reporters and the chief executive of the Unity newspaper. Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw, Sithu Soe and Tint San were arrested earlier this year under Myanmar's 1923 Official Secrets Act after reporting that a factory under the control of the Ministry of Defence was producing chemical weapons. #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Italy #opinion
Brazil's Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Jul 11, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for U.S. spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour broadcast on Thursday, Rousseff said she understood that the Obama administration needed time resolve what was happening and could not immediately provide explanations demanded by Brazil. #facebook #Politics #United States #Obama #India #Internet #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #Latin America #Mexico
Russia's Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs

Jul 11, 2014

Russia's Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, said Brazil and other emerging powers must play a greater role in world affairs, suggesting they could do more to counter U.S. influence. #facebook #India #China #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk

Jul 11, 2014

Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - An enigmatic Russian leading separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk made a rare appearance in public on Thursday to say he would not abandon the city though he defended his decision to pull out of the stronghold of Slaviansk. Igor Girkin, a Muscovite who has the nom de guerre of Igor Strelkov, has been criticised by some other rebel commanders for withdrawing from Slaviansk last weekend and allowing government forces to savour a major victory #facebook #Politics #Japan #Technology #Russia #markets #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion #city
Russia protests to Kiev over shelling of border checkpoint

Jul 11, 2014

Russia protests to Kiev over shelling of border checkpoint

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia protested to Kiev on Thursday, saying a Russian checkpoint on the border with Ukraine was fired on by the Ukrainian military, which is fighting separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian side expresses its strong protest and demands an end to the shelling of Russian territory," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, saying it was not the first time the border post at Gukovo had come under fire. #facebook #United States #Japan #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #russian
Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

Jul 11, 2014

Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian officials flexed their legal rights against Israel under the territory's bolstered international status on Thursday as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket fire into Israel and civilian deaths in Gaza from excessive force #facebook #Politics #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #Latin America #Mexico #article