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Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

Analysis: Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Iran calls nuclear talks "very useful"; next meeting in Jan

Dec 18, 2014

Iran calls nuclear talks "very useful"; next meeting in Jan

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that he had had "very intense" and "very useful and helpful" nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva. Araqchi, speaking to reporters at the end of closed-door talks, said there was an agreement to continue nuclear talks "next month" at a venue to be decided. The U.S #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Uber curbs "God View" access as privacy concerns mount

Dec 17, 2014

Uber curbs "God View" access as privacy concerns mount

(Reuters) - Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc has limited employee access to its "God View," a real-time taxi monitoring tool, amid increasing privacy concerns. God View, which lets the company see all Uber cabs in a city and waiting customers who have hailed cars, is now available only to "employees working in operations or other areas, like fraud prevention," Uber said in a letter to Senator Al Franken. ( 1.usa.gov/13uxNHU ) Uber was asked to clarify its privacy policy and the use of the tracking tool by the Minnesota senator, who is also the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, last month #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

Dec 16, 2014

Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager at Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for helping her now imprisoned boss carry out his multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. JoAnn Crupi, 53, was the last of five former Madoff employees to be sentenced after a Manhattan federal jury found them guilty in March in the first criminal trial over Madoff's decades-long fraud, which collapsed in 2008. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

Dec 13, 2014

Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington on Saturday for a march to protest the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers and to urge Congress to do more to protect African-Americans from unjustified police violence. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Seventeen dead, scores missing as landslide destroys Indonesian village

Dec 13, 2014

Seventeen dead, scores missing as landslide destroys Indonesian village

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide destroyed a remote village in Indonesia, killing at least 17 people, an official said on Saturday, as rescuers used their bare hands to search through the mud for scores of missing. Hundreds have been evacuated from around Jemblung village in the Banjarnegara regency of central Java, about 450 km (280 miles) from the capital, Jakarta, where media pictures showed a flood of orange coloured mud and water cascading down a wooded mountainside #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

Dec 13, 2014

Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to an Interfax news agency report published on Saturday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Indonesia rescuers use bare hands to search for scores missing in landslide

Dec 13, 2014

Indonesia rescuers use bare hands to search for scores missing in landslide

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide destroyed a remote village in Indonesia, killing at least 11 people, an official said on Saturday, as rescuers used their bare hands to search through the rain and mud for scores of missing. Hundreds have been evacuated from around Jemblung village in the Banjarnegara regency of central Java, about 450 km (280 miles) from the capital, Jakarta, where media pictures showed a flood of orange coloured mud and water cascading down a wooded mountainside. #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered