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Britain's Cameron overheard saying Queen "purred" at Scottish "No" vote

Sep 24, 2014

Britain's Cameron overheard saying Queen "purred" at Scottish "No" vote

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard on Tuesday saying Queen Elizabeth had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence. In New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, TV crews accidentally picked up remarks Cameron made to Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of the city, which are likely to embarrass Queen Elizabeth and the British leader. "She purred down the line. #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America
Syria says U.S. told it of planned attack on Islamists hours before air strikes

Sep 23, 2014

Syria says U.S. told it of planned attack on Islamists hours before air strikes

BEIRUT (Reuters) Syria said on Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had told the Damascus government in a letter delivered by Iraq that the United States and its allies were going to attack Islamic State in Syria, hours before the air strikes took place. Damascus, which had said any air strikes on Syria must have its approval, did not condemn the attacks launched by the United States with the help of Gulf states and Jordan against Islamic State and al Qaedaaffiliated militants. #Politics #India #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Mexico #opinion
U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaedalinked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's threeyearold civil war. In a remarkable sign of shifting Middle East alliances, the attacks encountered no objection and even signs of tacit approval from President Bashar alAssad's Syrian government, which said Washington had notified it in advance. U.S #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Government #markets #Latin America #Mexico
Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE

Sep 23, 2014

Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE

NEW YORK (Reuters) Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on Broadway south of the New York Stock Exchange. Three people were arrested. #Politics #China #Business #Technology #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored  Abe

Sep 23, 2014

Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored Abe

NEW YORK (Reuters) Japan will not restart closeddown nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100 percent, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. Japan is currently completely dependent on fossil fuels, Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and that his government is looking to introduce renewable energy sources at a fast pace. Regarding nuclear power, only when safety is established will plants return to operation, Abe said #facebook #Politics #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
U.S. court revives case accusing RBS' NatWest of aiding Hamas

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. court revives case accusing RBS' NatWest of aiding Hamas

NEW YORK (Reuters) A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to the group. The 2nd U.S. #facebook #Politics #Technology #France #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

Sep 23, 2014

Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour's drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists' ability to attack highprofile targets despite U.S. air strikes. Soldiers, officials and tribal sources gave differing accounts of what happened on Sunday when the militants stormed the camp at Saqlawiya that they had been besieging. #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet in his waistband, federal prosecutor David Mudd told a federal judge. The previous interactions that Gonzalez had with the U.S. #Politics #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #President #Latin America
Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

Sep 23, 2014

Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies. The announcement aims to build momentum for a highprofile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Kimoon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make bold commitments to address climate change. The World Bank and United Nations have been strong advocates for policies that shift the responsibility to polluters to pay for carbon emissions #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

Sep 23, 2014

Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to galvanise global efforts to halt climate change, said the cofounder of a group that works with investors. The movement got a boost on Monday when the Rockefellers, who made their fortune from oil, along with other philanthropists and rich individuals, announced pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel assets #United States #India #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Argentina #opinion