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Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

Sep 02, 2014

Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to send its defence minister to a NATO summit in Wales this week, NATO officials said on Monday, after a political crisis dashed hopes that a newly-elected president could make his debut on the international stage there. Who, if anyone, would represent Afghanistan at a summit that will discuss the country's future had become a guessing game following the country's disputed presidential election #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Afghanistan #markets #Italy #Latin America
Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Sep 02, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #brazilian
Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

Sep 02, 2014

Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's House of Representatives reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy. The parliament that was elected in June moved to the remote eastern city of Tobruk last month as rival armed groups battled for Tripoli. #United States #China #Japan #Arabic #Government #markets #Argentina #opinion
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. The arrest on Friday has fueled an already unusually bold push by some government supporters to hold officials accountable for the rising death toll among President Bashar al-Assads loyalists. #Politics #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S. solidarity with the Balts ahead of a NATO summit in Wales, the three tiny republics are renewing calls for troops on the ground and military help #facebook #Politics #India #Japan #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #european #opinion
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #France #markets #United Kingdom #President #Mexico #european #russian #opinion
After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

Sep 02, 2014

After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported on Monday #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

Sep 02, 2014

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue. The three men, one serving a 15-year sentence and two awaiting trial in the isolated country, spoke to a visiting CNN reporting crew in tightly controlled circumstances. #facebook #United States #China #Technology #Interview #markets #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

Sep 02, 2014

U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the U.N #facebook #Politics #India #China #Business #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Islamists in Iraq driving large-scale atrocities - U.N.

Sep 01, 2014

Islamists in Iraq driving large-scale atrocities - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said on Monday. There is "strong evidence" Islamic State and allied groups have carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, sexual abuse and torture in Iraq, U.N. #India #China #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion