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Friend of Boston bomb suspect may get 7-year term in plea deal

Aug 22, 2014

Friend of Boston bomb suspect may get 7-year term in plea deal

BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of hindering the investigation into the blasts in a deal with prosecutors that calls for a prison sentence of up to seven years. Dias Kadyrbayev, a 20-year-old Kazakh national, had been scheduled to go on trial next month and was facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice for removing a backpack and other evidence from Tsarnaevs dormitory room in the days after the bombing. #facebook #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Conspiracy #Massachusetts #opinion
Insight - Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

Aug 22, 2014

Insight - Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is staging air strikes on the same group across the frontier in Iraq. This, along with United Nations sanctions targetting the Sunni Muslim militants in both Syria and Iraq, has strengthened Assad's belief that the United States and Europe are coming around to his way of viewing the conflict, according to sources familiar with Syrian government thinking #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #article
Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate beyond currency

Aug 22, 2014

Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate beyond currency

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom. #United States #Japan #Technology #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #opinion #article
Seven slashed in knife attack in China's Guangzhou - state media

Aug 22, 2014

Seven slashed in knife attack in China's Guangzhou - state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - A man slashed seven people on Thursday in the southern city of Guangzhou, state media said, in the latest of a series of attacks that has unnerved the country. The assailant, whose motive is unknown, was also injured, state news agency Xinhua said, quoting sources at the Guangzhou Armed Police Hospital, where the injured were receiving treatment. Police are investigating the case, Xinhua said, without giving further details #United States #China #Business #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion #article
"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

Aug 22, 2014

"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusingon its old Cold War foe Moscow.The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was defending against the risk of Soviet armour pouring across the North German plain #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #Mexico #opinion

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"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

Aug 22, 2014

Army Gen. Dempsey asserts Islamic militants have 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision'

America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria... #Syria #Middle East #Washington
"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

Aug 21, 2014

Suspect says he killed teen as 'vengeance' against military: cops

Ali Muhammad Brown is accused of killing a 19-year-old in New Jersey and three men in Washington State. According to court documents, the 29-year-old claimed he wanted to kill the teen as an act of 'vengeance' to retaliate for U.S. military action in... #Middle East #New Jersey
"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

Aug 21, 2014

Letter From Europe: For David Cameron, Tangles of Horror in Iraq and Syria

The current state of chaos in the Middle East presents a political puzzle with no easy solutions... #Syria #Iraq #Europe #Europe #Middle East #Great Britain