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Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants

Jan 31, 2015

Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong, evil and will take a long time," he said in comments broadcast on state television after meeting Egypt's top military officers. On Thursday night, four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai were among the worst in the country in years. #content #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

Jan 31, 2015

Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Suspected Ebola patient in California tests negative for virus

Jan 31, 2015

Suspected Ebola patient in California tests negative for virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A California hospital patient who was suspected of contracting Ebola after traveling in West Africa and exhibiting symptoms of the disease has tested negative for infection with the deadly virus, public health and hospital officials said on Friday. The negative test result was disclosed a day after the individual was transferred to a special isolation unit at the University of California-Davis Medical Center, a designated "priority hospital" for potential Ebola cases, from another hospital in Sacramento, the state capital #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

Jan 30, 2015

EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt. The ministers agreed to extend until September travel bans and asset freezes imposed last year that had been due to expire. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Man wielding gun arrested at Dutch national broadcaster - reporters

Jan 30, 2015

Man wielding gun arrested at Dutch national broadcaster - reporters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man wielding a gun entered the studios of the Dutch national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, NOS reporters said. An NOS radio reporter told Reuters no one had been hurt, but NOS television was not broadcasting because the studios had been evacuated. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #typeof-registered
Dutch news agencies: man wielding gun arrested at national broadcaster

Jan 30, 2015

Dutch news agencies: man wielding gun arrested at national broadcaster

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man wielding a gun entered the studios of the national Dutch broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, Dutch news agencies reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries and the police could not immediately be reached for comment. An 8 p.m #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Vatican to offer haircuts, shaves as well as showers to Rome's homeless

Jan 30, 2015

Vatican to offer haircuts, shaves as well as showers to Rome's homeless

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open next month, the head of Pope Francis' charity office said. The Vatican announced last year that it would provide shower facilities in St Peter's Square for homeless people. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is getting worse

Jan 29, 2015

Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is getting worse

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The wife of a Saudi rights activist, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes last year, said Thursday her husband's health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not possibly survive the full punishment. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Exclusive: New Iran UN envoy appointee expected to get U.S. visa -sources

Jan 29, 2015

Exclusive: New Iran UN envoy appointee expected to get U.S. visa -sources

UNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's newly appointed U.N. ambassador is set to receive a U.S. visa so he can take up that key post, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, likely removing a major strain on Tehran's tense relations with Washington #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

Jan 29, 2015

Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday. A state of emergency has been declared in 15 of Malawis 28 districts, and 63,000 hectares of land are under water, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported. In one district alone, 153 people are still missing, the FAO said, and the death toll is expected to rise #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt