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New Turkish cabinet includes opposition, but little policy change seen | Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

New Turkish cabinet includes opposition, but little policy change seen | Reuters

ANKARA Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appointed nationalist and pro-Kurdish opposition politicians to an interim power-sharing cabinet on Friday, but left his finance and economy ministers unchanged in a team dominated by ruling party loyalists. Davutoglu was forced to form the temporary cabinet after his AK Party failed to find a junior coalition partner following the loss of its parliamentary majority in a June election which ended more than a decade of single-party rule. The uncertainty has unnerved investors in Turkey's $870 billion economy and comes as it battles Kurdish militants at home and Islamic State fighters on its borders, helping send the lira currency to a series of record lows. #Middle East #Europe #Turkey #Latin America #opinion
French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil| Reuters

LA ROCHELLE, France French Socialists welcomed a decision by two senior Green lawmakers to split away and create a new movement to support them, saying on Friday it would strengthen the Left's hand in regional and presidential elections. The extra support could be key for Socialist President Francois Hollande's chances to get re-elected in 2017 as well as for regional elections in December. The Greens were a junior ally in Hollande's government until they decided last year to leave, angered by what they said was a move toward more centrist economic and social policies #United States #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge| Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as fresh protests erupted across the country. The capital and many southern cities have witnessed demonstrations in recent weeks calling for provision of basic services, the trial of corrupt politicians, and the shakeup of a system riddled with graft and incompetence. Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday in what a senior security official called the biggest protest of the summer #India #Islam #Technology #Crime #Latin America #crisis #Entertainment
Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship| Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation. "As soon as this particular debate is over, my hope is that the Israeli government will immediately want to rejoin conversations that we started long before about how we can continue to improve and enhance Israel's security in a very troubled neighbourhood," Obama said during a webcast focussed on the international nuclear agreement #United States #India #Israel #markets #Latin America #Foreign policy
Greek poll shows Syriza leftists leading conservatives| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Greek poll shows Syriza leftists leading conservatives| Reuters

ATHENS Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would get 25 percent of the vote in a Sept. #United States #Middle East #science #markets #Argentina #Latin America
Weekend of protests set to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM | Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Weekend of protests set to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR Thousands of protesters are expected to march through Malaysia's capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million-dollar payment made to a bank account under his name. Security will be tight for the rally, which is due to run until Sunday evening, and a news portal reported that the army may intervene if the crowds get out of hand and a state of emergency is declared. A military spokesman declined to comment on the report #Economy #United States #India #Technology #markets #Latin America #opinion
Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida| Reuters

MIAMI Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the U.S. #India #Middle East #North Korea #Floods #Latin America #Haiti
Slain Virginia TV journalists shot both in head and body| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Slain Virginia TV journalists shot both in head and body| Reuters

REUTERS - The Virginia television journalists killed by a former co-worker during a live broadcast were shot both in the head and body, a coroner said on Friday, as more details surfaced about the attack. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, of Roanoke CBS-affiliate WDBJ7 were slain during a live interview on Wednesday by disgruntled former employee Vester Flanagan #Business #United States #Technology #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Gun control
Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida| Reuters

MIAMI Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at South Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Twelve people were confirmed dead in the small island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Twitter. #India #Florida #Floods #Latin America #Haiti #opinion