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President Poroshenko says de-escalation is priority in east Ukraine

Jan 26, 2015

President Poroshenko says de-escalation is priority in east Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday de-escalating the conflict with pro-Russian rebels was the priority for the Kiev government, which stands by a September peace deal signed in Minsk. Fighting between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days after the rebels ruled out more peace talks. "Beginning a political process of de-escalation and regulation remains our priority #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #climate change #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

Jan 26, 2015

Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

PERTH, January 25 (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants. #Politics #Business #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Argentina #Mexico #author
Three protesters killed on anniversary of Egypt uprising as tension grows

Jan 26, 2015

Three protesters killed on anniversary of Egypt uprising as tension grows

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people were killed during pro-democracy protests in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists facing one of Egypt's toughest crackdowns have the resolve to challenge the U.S.-backed government once again. #Business #India #Japan #Brazil #France #climate change #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed "aggression"

Jan 26, 2015

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed "aggression"

NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago. #Business #United States #Japan #Brazil #France #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Libya's Islamists Ansar al-Sharia confirm leader's death - monitoring

Jan 26, 2015

Libya's Islamists Ansar al-Sharia confirm leader's death - monitoring

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, accused by the U.S. government of killing its ambassador to Libya in 2012, has confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zahawi, the SITE monitoring service said on Sunday #Business #facebook #United States #Obama #India #China #Japan #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom
Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south

Jan 26, 2015

Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents including fighters from al Qaeda's Nusra Front, seized an important government army base in the southwestern Deraa province on Sunday, fighters who took part in the battle said. The base, one of several used to pound rebel-held villages and towns in southern Syria and along the frontier with Jordan, lies at the heart of a heavily fortified zone which has formed a southern line of defence protecting the capital, Damascus. #Business #India #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Technology #markets #Argentina #Mexico #author #opinion
Philippine police clash with Muslim rebels in south, at least 30 dead

Jan 26, 2015

Philippine police clash with Muslim rebels in south, at least 30 dead

MANILA (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed in heavy fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the Philippines on Sunday, military and local officials said, threatening a year-old peace agreement and shattering a ceasefire that held for three years. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest rebel group in the Philippine south, accepted an autonomy offer in March 2014 from the government, ending 45 years of conflict in which 120,000 people were killed and 2 million displaced. Under the deal, brokered by Malaysia, the Moro rebels were to surrender their weapons and disband after the government had set up a new autonomous government in the south and granted the Muslim minority wider economic and political power. #facebook #Obama #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Police #Muslim #author #opinion
Ebola waning, but WHO must respond better next time, Chan says

Jan 26, 2015

Ebola waning, but WHO must respond better next time, Chan says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola is declining but there is no room for complacency and the World Health Organization (WHO) must respond faster to future emergencies, its director-general told member states held talks on Sunday on the WHO's delay in facing the deadly epidemic. #facebook #United States #Obama #India #China #Barack Obama #Japan #Russia #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
EU's Tusk slams "appeasement" of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

Jan 25, 2015

EU's Tusk slams "appeasement" of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior figures in the European Union brandished a threat of new sanctions against Russia over the weekend violence in eastern Ukraine, with one blasting what he called "appeasement" of Moscow. That remark on Twitter by Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who now chairs summits of EU leaders, used language recalling the eve of World War Two that conveyed both fierce condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticism of recent EU talk of easing sanctions against Moscow. "Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. #United States #Obama #India #China #Japan #Brazil #France #United Kingdom #Mexico #author #opinion
IS claims to have murdered one of two hostages, Japan goes into shock

Jan 25, 2015

IS claims to have murdered one of two hostages, Japan goes into shock

Japan responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. #Japan #Shinzo Abe #ISIS #IS #Japanese hostages #IS kills Japanese hostage