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Global population living six years longer than in 1990 - study

Dec 18, 2014

Global population living six years longer than in 1990 - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhoea, tuberculosis and malaria. #facebook #India #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author
Jeb Bush, potential presidential contender, opposes Obama move on Cuba - report

Dec 18, 2014

Jeb Bush, potential presidential contender, opposes Obama move on Cuba - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Florida Governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Wednesday he opposes U.S. President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba, according to a media report. USA Today reported Bush, who announced his decision to explore a possible run for the U.S #facebook #China #Japan #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Two Egyptian and two UAE military officers die in plane crash

Dec 18, 2014

Two Egyptian and two UAE military officers die in plane crash

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Egyptian military officers and two from the United Arab Emirates were killed on Wednesday when their plane crashed during a joint exercise in Egypt, official reports said. Egypt's military spokesman said in a statement a technical failure caused the crash at 1900 local time. #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion
White House does not rule out Cuba visit by Obama

Dec 18, 2014

White House does not rule out Cuba visit by Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama does not have concrete plans to visit Cuba after restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, but a White House spokesman said on Wednesday he would not rule out a presidential visit. "If there is an opportunity for the president to visit, I'm sure he wouldn't turn it down," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters #Business #United States #India #China #Arabic #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico
Ebola toll nears 7,000; rate of spread slows in Sierra Leone - WHO

Dec 18, 2014

Ebola toll nears 7,000; rate of spread slows in Sierra Leone - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases as of Dec. #United States #Brazil #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author #opinion
U.S.-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State - task force

Dec 18, 2014

U.S.-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State - task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted 61 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in the past the three days, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Wednesday. The U.S.-led coalition also conducted six air strikes against the militant group in Syria, the statement said. Forty-five of the strikes in Iraq were "conducted in support of the Peshmerga (KSF) and Iraqi security forces operating in the region" and destroyed 50 targets, including militant fighters and various fighting positions and equipment, the statement said. #Business #India #China #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
U.S., Cuba to restore ties after 50 years of hostility

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba to restore ties after 50 years of hostility

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, a major policy shift ending decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Announcing the end of what he called a "rigid" policy of isolation of Cuba that had been ineffective, Obama said the United States would move toward normal ties and would open an embassy in Cuba. Obama discussed the changes with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday in a nearly hour-long telephone call. #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
After first big step, U.S. faces long path to forge ties to Cuba

Dec 18, 2014

After first big step, U.S. faces long path to forge ties to Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The renewal of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba could be the start of a long thaw in decades of animosity but the path is full of obstacles, not least the U.S. sanctions on the Communist-run island. #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Mexico
U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Announcing the end of what he called a "rigid" policy of isolation of Cuba that had been ineffective, Obama said the United States planned to move toward normal ties and would open an embassy in Cuba. #Business #facebook #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria - monitoring group

Dec 17, 2014

Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria - monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the country's war said on Wednesday. The bodies were believed to be members of the al-Sheitaat tribe which had battled Islamic State militants, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Their deaths would bring the number of Sheitaat members killed by the ultra-hardline group to over 900, it added #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #author #opinion