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Dutchman praised for MH17 crash handling in race for top EU job

Sep 03, 2014

Dutchman praised for MH17 crash handling in race for top EU job

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Frans Timmermans, the Netherlands' nominee to join the European Commission, is an experienced Brussels hand who represents his country's last best hope of securing a top job in the European Union's executive. The Dutch foreign minister and career diplomat, who was entered as a last-minute candidate over eurogroup chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is a staunch pro-European and a talented linguist even by the standards of the famously polylingual Dutch. The most popular Dutch politician, he served as a junior officer at the Dutch embassy in Moscow and has worked at the European Commision before, serving on the private staff of a previous Dutch commissioner during the 1990s #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Netherlands #Mexico #european
Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful

Sep 03, 2014

Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hurt her shoulder, said a sheriff's report released on Tuesday. The girl's family also did not realize right away that the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, had been struck by a round from the gun, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office report said. Vacca had been showing the girl how to fire an Uzi at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in remote White Hills last week when the recoil caused her to lose control of the high-powered weapon, the sheriff's office has said. #India #Business #France #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico
Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

Sep 03, 2014

Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November. Canada sees China as an important trading partner and in early 2012 Harper went to Beijing to pitch the idea of Canada as a potential oil supplier. The closeness of the ties are in question after two high-profile incidents #facebook #United States #China #Business #Technology #France #Middle East #Latin America #chinese #opinion
London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale

Sep 03, 2014

London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale

LONDON (Reuters) - London's cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound ($415 million) guide price, as part of plans to re-invest in front-line policing and cut costs. The 1960s-era complex, home to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) since 1967, is known for its revolving triangular name sign which has served as a backdrop to thousands of TV crime reports over the years. #United States #China #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative

Sep 03, 2014

Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. #India #China #Japan #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

Sep 03, 2014

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola - Medecins Sans Frontieres

Sep 03, 2014

Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola - Medecins Sans Frontieres

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. #India #Business #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Africa #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Yemen's Houthis reject government move to quell protests

Sep 03, 2014

Yemen's Houthis reject government move to quell protests

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president dismissed his government on Tuesday, proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources said, in moves to quell weeks of unrest by a rebel movement. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Government #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

Sep 03, 2014

U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

(Reuters) - An American doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus after working with obstetrics patients at a missionary hospital in Monrovia, the Christian organization SIM USA said on Tuesday. The North Carolina-based group did not identify the doctor, who had not been treating the Ebola patients hospitalized in isolation on the missionary's sprawling campus #facebook #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

Sep 03, 2014

Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

CARACAS (Reuters) - A member of Venezuela's Socialist Party has rolled out a variation of the classic Christian "Lord's Prayer" to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism. #facebook #India #Business #France #Venezuela #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico