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Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

WUKAN, China Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers have been marching in protest every day since the middle of June in a fresh flare-up of unrest, but the so-called "Wukan model", with authorities seemingly taking a more tolerant approach towards unrest by kicking out corrupt officials and allowing a free vote, appears to have been a one-off #United States #markets #Hong Kong #chinese #lifestyle #article
U.N. Syria envoy to meet with U.S. security officials this week | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

U.N. Syria envoy to meet with U.S. security officials this week | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United Nations envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will meet with senior U.S. national security officials this week to discuss the crisis in Syria. De Mistura and the officials will talk about their "efforts to reduce indiscriminate violence against civilians in Syria and facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people as Mr #United States #India #Business #Middle East #markets
Obama to sign Puerto Rico debt bill on Thursday - White House | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Obama to sign Puerto Rico debt bill on Thursday - White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, the White House said. Obama will sign the bill in the Oval Office on Thursday at 4 p.m. #United States #India #science #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #article
Probe of Clinton's email driven by facts, not politics - White House | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Probe of Clinton's email driven by facts, not politics - White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday said the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use is being driven by facts and should be free of political interference. #India #Business #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Yugoslav tribunal upholds sentences against Bosnian Serbs | Reuters

Jun 30, 2016

Yugoslav tribunal upholds sentences against Bosnian Serbs | Reuters

AMSTERDAM U.N. judges on Thursday upheld the convictions and 22-year sentences of two former Bosnian Serb security officers for war crimes during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. #Economy #markets #Africa #Crime #Argentina #Entertainment #article
Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan, U.N. agency over refugees' return | Reuters

Jun 30, 2016

Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan, U.N. agency over refugees' return | Reuters

ISLAMABAD Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan and the United Nations refugee agency to move longtime Afghan refugees to camps at home, the foreign office said on Thursday, after the numbers of those returning plunged this year. Pakistan has the world's second largest refugee population, with more than 1.5 million registered, and about a million unregistered, refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan, most of whom fled the Soviet occupation of their country in the 1980s. The U.N. #United States #Economy #markets #Crime #Entertainment #Foreign policy
U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters | Reuters

Jun 30, 2016

U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one official citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed. If the figures are confirmed, the strikes would be among the most deadly in memory against the jihadist group #Business #Middle East #markets #Iraq #Entertainment #Foreign policy #article
U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters | Reuters

Jun 30, 2016

U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one official citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed. #United States #India #Business #markets #Iraq #Foreign policy
Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics ends | Reuters

Jun 30, 2016

Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics ends | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff the day before the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday. Senate President Renan Calheiros told journalists the final vote in Rousseff's impeachment trial was scheduled for around Aug. 20. #Business #Brazil #France #science #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom