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When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Jul 28, 2015

When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. #World #Modern-day Slavery #US #NewsTracker #Malaysia #Cuba #Foreign policy #trafficking
Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads 'movement'| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads 'movement'| Reuters

WASHINGTON Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements. Trump was backed by 18 percent of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. #Business #Economy #Middle East #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
At least four dead in attack on Somali hotel by Islamists| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

At least four dead in attack on Somali hotel by Islamists| Reuters

MOGADISHU At least four people were killed on Sunday when Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist militant group drove a car packed with explosives at the gate of a hotel, police and the rebel group said. A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered around the site of the blast which targeted the Jazeera hotel. The wreckage of four cars were nearby. #Business #India #Middle East #Argentina #Foreign policy #opinion
Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

SANTIAGO, Cuba Cuban leaders pledged to keep socialism alive but toned down the anti-U.S. rhetoric at Cuba's first national holiday since re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States on July 20. Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of the first offensive by Fidel Castro's guerrillas against the army of U.S.-backed leader Fulgencio Batista in 1953, starting a rebellion that brought down Batista more than five years later #Business #United Kingdom #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy
At least 4 killed in Somali hotel blast - police| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

At least 4 killed in Somali hotel blast - police| Reuters

MOGADISHU At least four people were killed on Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack carried out by suspected al Shabaab Islamist militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, a police officer said. "So far, four people are confirmed dead. We believe al Shabaab is behind the attack," Colonel Abdiqadir Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters. #Islam #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Foreign policy
Blast, gunfire heard in centre of Somali capital - witness| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Blast, gunfire heard in centre of Somali capital - witness| Reuters

MOGADISHU A suspected suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a hotel in the Somali capital on Sunday, a police officer said, as a plume of smoke rose above the capital and sporadic gunfire was heard. Police said it was too early to know about casualties, but a Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered in the area. At least one person was carried away, apparently dead #Middle East #markets #Africa #Security #Foreign policy #opinion
Houthis, Saudi-led forces battle for Yemen's biggest air base| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Houthis, Saudi-led forces battle for Yemen's biggest air base| Reuters

ADEN/SANAA Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to start. #Business #Middle East #Security #Argentina #Foreign policy
Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce - Twitter account | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce - Twitter account | Reuters

CAIRO The leader of Yemen's Houthi movement has rejected a ceasefire planned by its Saudi-led Arab coalition adversary, saying such a truce would benefit only Islamic State and al Qaeda, according to a message posted on the group's Twitter account. #Business #India #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #opinion
Clinton, congressional Benghazi panel at odds over appearance date| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Clinton, congressional Benghazi panel at odds over appearance date| Reuters

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said on Saturday the former secretary of state will testify on Oct. 22 before a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks, but a spokesman for the panel said no date had been set. Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi investigation committee, had sought to hear from Clinton on the attacks, in which four Americans were killed, and her use of a private email account while she was America's top diplomat #United States #Latin America #Entertainment #Election #Foreign policy #clinton
Saudi-led warplanes hit Yemen's Taiz killing 80 | Reuters

Jul 25, 2015

Saudi-led warplanes hit Yemen's Taiz killing 80 | Reuters

SANAA The death toll from Saturday's Saudi-led airstrike on the central Yemeni city of Taiz rose to 80 people with at least 150 people injured, local medical sources said. #Business #markets #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #opinion