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More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government | Reuters

BOGOTA More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly. There is no vaccine or treatment #Technology #LinkedIn #Videos #Reuters #Personal finance #Thomson Reuters
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86 | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86 | Reuters

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 86, the U.S. #facebook #Business #Videos #Reuters #Personal finance #Thomson Reuters #opinion
Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO Zika has been found in the saliva and urine of two patients in Brazil and while it is not known if such body fluids could transmit the virus, the discovery could make pregnant revellers wary of kissing strangers during the country's often uninhibited Carnival festivities. Brazilian scientists announced their discovery on Friday, as U.S. #facebook #India #LinkedIn #Videos #Personal finance
North Korea could be ready for missile launch by Super Bowl -U.S. source | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

North Korea could be ready for missile launch by Super Bowl -U.S. source | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea could be ready for its next rocket launch by the time of the U.S. Super Bowl on Sunday, a U.S. #Business #markets #Copyright #Personal finance #opinion #Careers
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan - USGS | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan - USGS | Reuters

WASHINGTON A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. #Business #Technology #LinkedIn #Videos #Reuters #Personal finance #Careers
Afghan government rocked by Kandahar fistfight | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Afghan government rocked by Kandahar fistfight | Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is struggling to placate furious tribal elders in Kandahar, who include some of the most powerful figures in the strategic southern province, after one of his top aides punched a senior local leader in the face. Ghani visited Kandahar, the provincial capital and Afghanistan's second biggest city, on Thursday on a trip intended to bolster support for his national unity government in one of the most volatile regions of the country. Instead, he found himself embroiled in an embarrassing debacle during an event with tribal elders when a fight broke out between Naseem Sharifi, his head of protocol, and Haji Sayed Jan Khakrezwal, the respected head of the Kandahar provincial council. #facebook #Technology #markets #Videos #Copyright #Personal finance #Careers
Obama pledges more than $450 million aid to help Colombia peace plan | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Obama pledges more than $450 million aid to help Colombia peace plan | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would ask the U.S. Congress for more than $450 million in aid to help Colombia end "half a century of wrenching conflict" and implement a peace accord aimed at ending Latin America's longest war. If approved, the aid would help with security and fighting the drug trade, as well as educating and retraining members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the leftist rebel group at war with the government since 1964 #facebook #India #Business #Small business #Copyright #Personal finance #Careers
Holed up in Ecuador's embassy, WikiLeaks' Assange to win support from U.N. panel | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Holed up in Ecuador's embassy, WikiLeaks' Assange to win support from U.N. panel | Reuters

LONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid a rape investigation, was detained arbritarily in contravention of international law, a U.N. panel will rule on Friday. #Business #Technology #Reuters #Personal finance #Thomson Reuters #opinion #Careers
Ukraine government puts on united front amid political crisis | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Ukraine government puts on united front amid political crisis | Reuters

KIEV Three Ukrainian cabinet members who had previously tendered their resignations will now remain in their posts, the government announced on Thursday, a show of unity a day after the abrupt exit of a key minister. #facebook #LinkedIn #markets #Personal finance #Thomson Reuters #opinion #Careers
U.S. rejects 30 Syrian refugees amid tightened security | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

U.S. rejects 30 Syrian refugees amid tightened security | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States has recently rejected 30 Syrians out of thousands seeking to enter the country, Obama administration officials told a congressional panel on Wednesday, as the United States tightens vetting of immigrants and other visitors following attacks in California and Paris. In addition, hundreds of applications from Syrian refugees have been put on hold and many might ultimately be rejected, Leon Rodriguez, director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services unit of the Department of Homeland Security, told the committee. #Technology #markets #Copyright #Personal finance #Thomson Reuters