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Iran gives medals for capture of U.S. sailors | Reuters

Jan 31, 2016

Iran gives medals for capture of U.S. sailors | Reuters

DUBAI Iran's supreme leader has awarded medals to navy commanders for capturing U.S. sailors who entered Iranian territorial waters this month, Iran's state media said on Sunday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said Iran should remain wary of its arch-enemy the United States even after a landmark accord over Tehran's nuclear programme, awarded the Fath (Victory) medal to the head of the navy of the Revolutionary Guards and four commanders involved in the seizure of two U.S #United States #India #Middle East #Argentina #Foreign policy
Most Britons back staying in EU, but opposition growing - poll | Reuters

Jan 30, 2016

Most Britons back staying in EU, but opposition growing - poll | Reuters

LONDON More Britons support the country's membership of the European Union than want to leave the bloc, the latest opinion poll on the issue showed on Saturday, even as opposition to membership grew slightly compared with last month's survey. Other recent opinion polls in Britain have suggested that out of the Britons who have already made up their minds about EU membership, more people favour leaving the EU than remaining in the bloc. Fifty-four percent of respondents in the ComRes poll carried out for the Daily Mail newspaper said they would vote to remain in the EU if a referendum was held tomorrow, a drop of 2 percentage points from December's survey #India #Business #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #Foreign policy #opinion
North Korea possibly tested components of hydrogen bomb on January 6 - CNN | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

North Korea possibly tested components of hydrogen bomb on January 6 - CNN | Reuters

WASHINGTON North Korea might have attempted to test components of a hydrogen bomb on Jan. 6, CNN reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed U.S. #United States #India #Europe #Foreign policy #author #article
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
Biden sees growing progress in battle against Islamic State | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Biden sees growing progress in battle against Islamic State | Reuters

BALTIMORE The U.S.-led battle against Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria is gaining steam and will show more progress by year's end, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Biden touted the recent success of U.S. #Japan #Middle East #Europe #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
Iranian-American reporter thanks Kerry in first appearance since release | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Iranian-American reporter thanks Kerry in first appearance since release | Reuters

WASHINGTON Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian thanked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday for negotiating his release from an Iranian prison in his first public appearance since leaving Iran nearly two weeks ago. Rezaian, jailed for 18 months after being accused of espionage, was freed this month in a prisoner swap negotiated between the United States and Iran coinciding with the implementation of a deal that curbs Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of economic sanctions #United States #India #South Korea #markets #Iran #Foreign policy #article
Minnesota woman who travelled in Honduras has Zika virus - officials | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

Minnesota woman who travelled in Honduras has Zika virus - officials | Reuters

MINNEAPOLIS A Minnesota woman who had travelled in Honduras has tested positive with the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, federal and state health officials said on Wednesday. The woman, who is in her 60s, began to show symptoms on Jan. 1 after returning home. #Politics #United States #Syria #France #North Korea #Foreign policy
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
New U.S. general named to lead international forces in Afghanistan | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

New U.S. general named to lead international forces in Afghanistan | Reuters

WASHINGTON Lieutenant General John "Mick" Nicholson, the current head of NATO's Allied Land Command, has been chosen as the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday amid concerns about setbacks in the fight against the Taliban. Nicholson, whose selection must be confirmed by the Senate, would replace General John Campbell, who has commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan for the past 18 months and is expected to retire #Politics #Russia #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #author
Before arrest, U.S. sought Shkreli's communications with lawyer | Reuters

Jan 28, 2016

Before arrest, U.S. sought Shkreli's communications with lawyer | Reuters

NEW YORK Days before Martin Shkreli's arrest for securities fraud, U.S. prosecutors obtained a secret court order ruling that communications between the former pharmaceutical executive and a corporate lawyer also under investigation were not protected by attorney-client privilege. The order by U.S. #United States #Middle East #Russia #North Korea #United Kingdom #Foreign policy