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New York politicians criticize antiIslam ads due to run on buses

Sep 24, 2014

New York politicians criticize antiIslam ads due to run on buses

NEW YORK (Reuters) New York City politicians and religious leaders on Tuesday criticized a series of antiIslam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses, with many critics calling for the campaign to be blocked. Melissa MarkViverito, the speaker of the City Council, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined a rally outside City Hall organized by the Arab American Association of New York and other groups to criticize the display ads sponsored by a group run by Pamela Geller, who writes a blog criticizing Islam. The ads, one of which features an image of American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by an Islamic State militant in August, suggest that Islam is inherently violent and extremist and call for the end of American aid to Islamic countries. #Politics #China #Japan #Technology #Arabic #markets #Latin America #opinion
Obama's Syria war carries risks for him at home and abroad

Sep 24, 2014

Obama's Syria war carries risks for him at home and abroad

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) Appearing relaxed enough to crack a joke, U.S. President Barack Obama took to the world stage on Tuesday after launching airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants but he is still facing huge political risks at home and abroad. The reason for Obama's good humor #facebook #India #Business #Technology #France #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

Sep 24, 2014

U.N. climate summit sets goals to save forests, use clean energy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wideranging deal to slow global warming. The oneday summit, hosted by U.N #facebook #United States #India #China #France #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Egyptianmediated Gaza talks to resume in late October

Sep 24, 2014

Egyptianmediated Gaza talks to resume in late October

CAIRO (Reuters) Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to resume talks late next month on cementing a Gaza ceasefire, allowing time for Palestinian factions to resolve internal differences which could threaten the Egyptianmediated negotiations. Tuesday's meetings began in Cairo around noon under the leadership of Egyptian intelligence, having been delayed for almost three hours while Palestinian factions discussed whether to withdraw in protest over Israel's killing of two Hamas members in Hebron hours before the talks were set to begin #Politics #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Israel #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion
Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

Sep 24, 2014

Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

BRASILIA (Reuters) President Dilma Rousseff has regained a slight edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who is losing some voter support in the campaign's homestretch, a poll showed on Tuesday. Rousseff would have 42 percent of the votes against 41 percent for Silva in a secondround runoff if the election were held today, a one point advantage that amounts to a statistical tie as it is within the margin of error of the survey by polling firm MDA #facebook #Economy #India #Brazil #France #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Election #opinion
D'Souza gets community confinement for election law violation

Sep 24, 2014

D'Souza gets community confinement for election law violation

NEW YORK (Reuters) Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. The defendant, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama, was sentenced by U.S. #United States #India #Business #Japan #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Climate aid needed for 500 million small farmers  researchers

Sep 24, 2014

Climate aid needed for 500 million small farmers researchers

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) As world leaders meet in New York for yet another climate change summit, concerns over wild weather patterns disrupting food supplies are increasingly finding their way to the table. About 500 million farmers in South Asia and Africa need help developing "climate smart agriculture" by 2030 to brace themselves for water shortages and super storms and to mitigate against potential food crises, a coalition of food security groups warned on Tuesday. #Politics #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Syria says U.S. told it of attack on Islamists hours before raids

Sep 24, 2014

Syria says U.S. told it of attack on Islamists hours before raids

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 air strikes took place #facebook #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

Sep 24, 2014

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the firstever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia. #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Briton held by Islamic State sends audio message to family

Sep 24, 2014

Briton held by Islamic State sends audio message to family

LONDON (Reuters) The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband #United States #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion