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After India visit, Xi Jinping tells Peoples Liberation Army to be ready for 'regional war'

Sep 23, 2014

After India visit, Xi Jinping tells Peoples Liberation Army to be ready for 'regional war'

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday asked the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to be combat ready to win a "regional war" and make sure that all decisions from the central leadership are strictly followed. #Japan #US #Xi Jinping #Chinese incursions #China-India relations #Chinese President's India visit #India's border disputes with China
Japan will restart nuclear plants only when it's 100 percent safe, says PM  Abe

Sep 23, 2014

Japan will restart nuclear plants only when it's 100 percent safe, says PM Abe

Japan will not restart closeddown nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100 percent, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. #Japan #Prime Minister #Renewable energy #nuclear plants #New York #General Assembly #Shinzo Abe #fossil fuel
French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

Sep 23, 2014

French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, and his kidnappers issued a video threatening to kill him if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq. #facebook #United States #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #French #Mexico
Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

Sep 23, 2014

Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour's drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists' ability to attack highprofile targets despite U.S. air strikes. Soldiers, officials and tribal sources gave differing accounts of what happened on Sunday when the militants stormed the camp at Saqlawiya that they had been besieging. #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet in his waistband, federal prosecutor David Mudd told a federal judge. The previous interactions that Gonzalez had with the U.S. #Politics #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #President #Latin America
Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

Sep 23, 2014

Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies. The announcement aims to build momentum for a highprofile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Kimoon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make bold commitments to address climate change. The World Bank and United Nations have been strong advocates for policies that shift the responsibility to polluters to pay for carbon emissions #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

Sep 23, 2014

Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to galvanise global efforts to halt climate change, said the cofounder of a group that works with investors. The movement got a boost on Monday when the Rockefellers, who made their fortune from oil, along with other philanthropists and rich individuals, announced pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel assets #United States #India #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Argentina #opinion
Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

Sep 23, 2014

Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Australia's defence minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider alAbadi. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Australia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S. says won't link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. says won't link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange. Asked to respond, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the idea was unacceptable #facebook #Politics #India #Japan #Brazil #France #United Kingdom #Latin America