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Sarkozy takes swipe at French presidential rivals in comeback campaign

Sep 21, 2014

Sarkozy takes swipe at French presidential rivals in comeback campaign

PARIS (Reuters) Nicolas Sarkozy, the author of state pension changes that inspired mass protests, wasted no time in attacking potential rivals in the 2017 presidential race after announcing his return to French politics via Facebook. In comments to French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche before a television interview scheduled for later on Sunday, the former president said he was starting "a long march", having pledged to restore France's world standing and revive its stagnant economy #facebook #India #China #Business #France #Argentina #French #opinion
Fighting rages in Yemeni capital despite accord

Sep 21, 2014

Fighting rages in Yemeni capital despite accord

SANAA (Reuters) Shi'ite Houthi rebels and government forces fought for a fourth straight day in the Yemeni capital, residents said, despite the announcement of a U.N.brokered peace agreement due to be signed later on Sunday. Residents reported heavy fighting since Saturday night in an area of the capital near the headquarters of the First Armoured Division, which is loyal to an army general viewed by the Houthis as linked to hardline Sunni Islamists hostile to them. #United States #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #opinion
Eyeing 2015 election, UK's Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

Sep 21, 2014

Eyeing 2015 election, UK's Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) Britain's opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage by more than 25 percent within five years if it wins next year's national election, a pledge designed to win over voters hit by rising living costs. Earnings in Britain have lagged behind inflation since the 2008 financial crisis. The rising cost of everything from gas to train tickets has shot up the political agenda since the return of economic growth forced Labour to shift its line of attack on the Conservativeled government ahead of the May 2015 vote. #India #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion #conservatives
Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

KABUL (Reuters) Afghanistan's election commission declared former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as the warravaged country's presidentelect on Sunday after an acrimonious dispute over fraud, but did not give the final vote tally after a U.N.monitory audit. The announcement came hours after Ghani and rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed a powersharing agreement to end two months of bitter wrangling over accusations of fraud that undermined confidence in the election and emboldened the Taliban insurgency at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave #Politics #Business #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Election #Mexico #opinion
Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State

Sep 21, 2014

Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State

ISTANBUL (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom had been paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State but he declined to be drawn on whether their release freed Turkey's hand to take a more active stance against the insurgents. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone

Sep 21, 2014

Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone

KIEV (Reuters) The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. #facebook #India #China #Japan #Technology #Russia #United Kingdom #opinion
Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

Sep 21, 2014

Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. #China #Business #markets #Security #United Kingdom #Turkey #Mexico #opinion
Obama's strategy won't work; only Muslims can defeat Islamic terrorism

Sep 21, 2014

Obama's strategy won't work; only Muslims can defeat Islamic terrorism

The Obama strategy of drone attacks and assassination of terrorists will not ultimately win in the absence of strong Muslim support in this war. Muslims have to lead the war against Islamic terrorism, not America. #Barack Obama #Terrorism #Al-Qaeda #Hamas #InMyOpinion #Boko Haram #Islamic fundamentalism #ISIS
Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign deal for powersharing government

Sep 21, 2014

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign deal for powersharing government

KABUL (Reuters) Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave. #facebook #United States #India #China #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #opinion
Exclusive Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

Sep 21, 2014

Exclusive Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it may be for the Western powers to keep the nuclear negotiations separate from other regional conflicts. #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Technology #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion