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In Myanmar, ethnic loyalties could crimp Suu Kyi's party| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

In Myanmar, ethnic loyalties could crimp Suu Kyi's party| Reuters

TAUNGGYI, Myanmar Political parties representing Myanmar's ethnic minorities could pick up a sizeable number of seats at general elections later this year, presenting a stumbling block for the ambitions of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is looking to become a dominant force in parliament after the November elections, taking over the reins of a military-initiated reform process that is now seen as stalled. Myanmar does not have opinion polls, but analysts widely believe the NLD will prevail over the ruling, pro-military Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) of President Thein Sein in the country's heartland, home to the majority Bama ethnic group. #India #Middle East #Latin America #Foreign policy #opinion
Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for deal| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for deal| Reuters

VIENNA Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours. "We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said outside the hotel where the marathon talks between Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States are taking place. The spokeswoman for the U.S. #Business #India #Middle East #Russia #Europe #Hillary Clinton #opinion
U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, far below expectations| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, far below expectations| Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States was only training about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle Islamic State as of July 3, far below expectations, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday, citing rigorous U.S. vetting of recruits. The program, which launched in May in Jordan and Turkey, was designed to train as many as 5,400 fighters a year and seen as a test of President Barack Obama's strategy of engaging local partners to combat extremists. #Business #Islam #Greece #Latin America #opinion
Hillary Clinton - Hacking problem not limited to China| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton - Hacking problem not limited to China| Reuters

IOWA CITY, Iowa Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that hacking by countries such as China and Iran posed a broad threat to U.S. security and business, and the federal government had not done enough to protect U.S. information #United States #Russia #science #Europe #Venezuela #Iran #opinion
Six powers, Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Six powers, Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline| Reuters

VIENNA Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours. "We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said outside the hotel where the marathon talks between Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States are taking place. #Business #United States #Iran #Austria #opinion
Greek banks could run out of cash in next two days-sources| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Greek banks could run out of cash in next two days-sources| Reuters

LONDON/ATHENS Greek banks could start to run out of cash over the next two days if creditors do not agree to a new aid deal, two sources familiar with the country's financial system said on Tuesday. With withdrawals from cash machines rationed to a maximum of 60 euros a day and the banks shut since last week, supplies of banknotes have been dwindling fast. One source familiar with the country's banking system said he expected some ATM machines to start running out of money by Wednesday while the other source, a banker in Greece, said there could be two-days' worth of money left in the system. #Technology #France #markets #Latin America #opinion
South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum| Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the Capitol grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final vote in the Senate by a 36-3 margin and is now headed for debate in the state's House of Representatives #Economy #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline| Reuters

VIENNA Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. #Business #France #Russia #Iran #Latin America #Austria #opinion
Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith| Reuters

QUITO Pope Francis called on people across Latin America to turn to their common Christian roots as an inspiration to resolve differences when he said Mass for nearly one million Catholics in the Ecuadorean capital on Tuesday. In his homily, the Argentine pontiff praised the conviction and strength in the "cry for freedom" during the region's independence struggle from European powers 200 years ago. #Europe #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #Ecuador
Israel says Islamic State's Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Israel says Islamic State's Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms| Reuters

JERUSALEM Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip. The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical treatment for the Sinai insurgents - charges dismissed by the Palestinian Islamist group as a bid to further fray its troubled ties with Cairo. Egypt said more than 100 insurgents and 17 of its soldiers were killed in Wednesday's simultaneous assaults, carried out against military checkpoints around the North Sinai towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah #Business #United States #France #Middle East #Latin America #Iraq #opinion