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Ukraine's Mariupol holds its breath for next rebel move

Mar 01, 2015

Ukraine's Mariupol holds its breath for next rebel move

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Scanning the sky for incoming artillery fire has become a force of habit for Ukrainian beetroot-seller Svetlana Kumurzhi, who dived under her wooden stall in government-held Mariupol when shells rained down a month ago. While a fragile two-week-old ceasefire shows signs of holding, Kiev says pro-Russian separatists are using the truce to regroup their forces, especially around Mariupol, a strategically important port city in Ukraine's southeast. Control of the industrial hub would help the rebels form a corridor to the Crimea peninsula which Russia annexed from Ukraine last year. #Business #Economy #facebook #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #author #opinion
Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

Mar 01, 2015

Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least three people were arrested as a group of about 400 people in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of ongoing tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained against so-called parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit across the border. Demonstrators blocked the area's main street with garbage bins, halting traffic. #Economy #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #opinion #city
U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speech

Mar 01, 2015

U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speech

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country's broad alliance with the United States. The right-wing leader's acceptance of a Republican invitation to address the U.S. legislature already brought Netanyahu's long-strained relations with President Barack Obama to a new low due to the overture's partisan nature #China #France #Arabic #Israel #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Mali signs peace deal, rebels want more time for consultation

Mar 01, 2015

Mali signs peace deal, rebels want more time for consultation

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali signed a preliminary peace deal on Sunday to end fighting with northern separatist fighters, but the Tuareg-led rebels asked for more time for consultations before signing the agreement. The United Nations-brokered deal seeks to tackle decades of uprisings and instability in northern Mali, where Western and regional powers worry Islamist militants could return two years after French military intervention drove them out. "This accord is not intended to immediately resolve all the problems of a deep, multifaceted, cyclical crisis. #Business #facebook #Brazil #Technology #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #political
Tajikistan votes, president's party set to dominate new parliament

Mar 01, 2015

Tajikistan votes, president's party set to dominate new parliament

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan voted on Sunday to elect a new parliament that will likely be dominated by the party of President Imomali Rakhmon who has ruled the Central Asian nation since 1992 and is backed by Moscow, which has thousands of troops stationed there. Rakhmon, a 62-year-old former head of a Soviet state farm, extended his rule by seven years in an election held in November 2013. With Moscow's political and military support, Rakhmon's secular government defeated Islamist rebels in a 1992-97 civil war which killed tens of thousands #facebook #Japan #Technology #France #markets #Argentina #President #opinion
Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

Mar 01, 2015

Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (Reuters) - Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernising nation are corrupting monks. Surrounded by verdant green rice fields at Wat Or Noi temple, Issara said he wants better oversight of temple finances and to shake up the fossilised structure of Thai Buddhism #facebook #United States #Brazil #Arabic #Investment #Russia #Argentina #Buddhism #author #opinion
Thousands protest against march of UK branch of German anti-Islam PEGIDA

Mar 01, 2015

Thousands protest against march of UK branch of German anti-Islam PEGIDA

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) - Around 2,000 people protested on Saturday in Newcastle, northeast England, against a march held by the British branch of Germany's anti-Islam group PEGIDA which drew up to 400 people, a Reuters witness said. Northumbria police, which kept the two protests apart, said five people were arrested for alleged offences from assault to being drunk and disorderly, but that largely both demonstrations passed without any problems #Business #United States #India #China #France #Investment #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #british #opinion
Sierra Leone vice president places himself in Ebola quarantine

Mar 01, 2015

Sierra Leone vice president places himself in Ebola quarantine

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said on Saturday that he had placed himself in a 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a worrying recent surge in new infections in the West African nation. #Business #facebook #India #China #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Jaitley redeems himself with Budget 2015: 12 reform themes lift it out of the ordinary

Mar 01, 2015

Jaitley redeems himself with Budget 2015: 12 reform themes lift it out of the ordinary

Arun Jaitley has redeemed himself with his second budget, after the failure of the first one to set the Yamuna on fire. This one sticks to the path of "creative incrementalism" and should deliver results over the medium term #Economy #RBI #InMyOpinion #Arun Jaitley #EPFO #GST #Reforms #Union Budget #bankruptcy code #budget 2015 #Union Budget 2015-16 #Union Budget 2015 #Indian Union Budget #Union Budget 2015 Speech #Arun Jaitley Speech #Budget 2015 Highlights #Union Budget Highlights #Union Budget Speech
Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

Mar 01, 2015

Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner. #Business #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Entertainment #Mexico #author #russian #opinion