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India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties ahead of China's Xi's visit

Sep 16, 2014

India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties ahead of China's Xi's visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India extended a $100 million export credit to Vietnam for defence deals and tightened energy ties on Monday, signaling a more confident foreign policy ahead of a visit this week by China's President Xi Jinping. India's new accords with one of China's rivals for influence in the South China Sea came as Xi visited the nearby islands of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, a reminder of the geostrategic jostling that is becoming an increasing feature in Asia. #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #cnt
PM Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

Sep 15, 2014

PM Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

ABERDEEN/LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to appeal to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a vote to leave the United Kingdom would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the leader of the ruling Conservative party, which draws most of its support from England, will plead with voters not to use the referendum as a protest vote. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. Ugandan police later said it had foiled an attack in central Kampala and was increasing security at hotels and other public places, but declined to say who was behind the attack. #Yahoo! #content #undefined #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

Sep 13, 2014

Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, addressing a condition set by Sunni Muslim tribal figures to support his campaign against Islamic State fighters. Rights groups say Iraqi government attacks this year, many of them in areas held by the Islamic State which controls one third of the country, have indiscriminately targeted civilians. #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

Sep 12, 2014

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Jianxing An can see he is in a dying business. The gravestone designer, who takes pride in works featuring musical instruments and heavenly gates, says years of shrinking sales are driving him to close up shop in Japan and move back to his native China #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

Sep 12, 2014

Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions. The steps are the latest by the United States and the EU following Russia's annexation of Crimea in March and what the West sees as an effort since then to further destabilize Ukraine by backing pro-Russian separatists with troops and arms #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Exclusive - Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

Sep 10, 2014

Exclusive - Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Fiji says 45 peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels to be released soon

Sep 10, 2014

Fiji says 45 peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels to be released soon

SUVA (Reuters) - The head of Fiji's army said on Wednesday that he expected 45 Fijian U.N. peacekeepers seized two weeks ago on the Golan Heights by an al Qaeda-backed militant group, the Nusra Front, to be released within days #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Blast hits top meeting of Islamist group in Syria -monitor

Sep 10, 2014

Blast hits top meeting of Islamist group in Syria -monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A number of people were killed or wounded by an explosion at a meeting of leaders of an Islamist insurgent group in Syria on Tuesday, according to a group that monitors violence in the Syrian civil war. The leader of the Ahrar al-Sham group, Hassan Aboud, was at the gathering in the northwestern province of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Syrian state TV reported that he had been killed #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ebola spreads exponentially in Liberia, many more cases soon-WHO

Sep 09, 2014

Ebola spreads exponentially in Liberia, many more cases soon-WHO

GENEVA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Liberia, the country worst hit by West Africa's Ebola epidemic, should see thousands of new cases in coming weeks as the virus spreads exponentially, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. The epidemic, the worst since the disease was discovered in 1976, has killed some 2,100 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria and has also spread to Senegal. The WHO believes it will take six to nine months to contain and may infect up to 20,000 people. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt