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Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices | Reuters

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices | Reuters

BEIRUT As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment.A father of three children, he opted for the latter, though food, fuel, water and medicine are running critically low in rebel-held areas, such is his fear of the Syrian government that insurgents have been trying to unseat for more than five years."I didn't take anything with me. I took the kids, ran to my car, and left... We took the decision at the final hour, because the army could have swooped in at any moment," the 33-year-old said, speaking in eastern Aleppo. #Middle East #Europe #Army #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #city
U.N. states seeking resolution to demand end to fighting in Syria | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. states seeking resolution to demand end to fighting in Syria | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United Nations General Assembly began talks on Friday on a draft resolution that would demand an end to fighting in Syria amid frustration by some states and rights groups over U.N. Security Council deadlock on the nearly six-year conflict.More than a third of the 193-member General Assembly this week asked for a formal meeting to be held on Syria. Diplomats said the meeting was likely to be held next week, when the Canadian-drafted resolution could be put to a vote. #United States #China #Japan #Middle East #Africa #United Kingdom #Turkey
Trump team considering new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran - FT | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump team considering new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran - FT | Reuters

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's team.Officials with Trump's team have been in touch with fellow Republicans in Congress, where they hold the majority, to discuss possible sanctions separate from last year's Iran nuclear deal that could focus on its ballistic missile program or human rights, the sources told the FT.“They (Trump team members) are already looking closely at their options — and that very much includes non-nuclear sanctions,” a congressional official told the media outlet.The deal that was reached last year between Iran, the United States and five other world powers lifted some sanctions against Tehran in return for restrictions on its nuclear program. On the campaign trail, Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, vowed to tear up the agreement with Iran and negotiate a better one #United States #Obama #Business #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
Pro-EU candidate Sarah Olney wins London suburb 'Brexit by-election'

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Pro-EU candidate Sarah Olney wins London suburb 'Brexit by-election'

Pro-EU candidate Sarah Olney on Friday won a parliamentary by-election in the posh London suburb of Richmond, ousting the pro-Brexit incumbent Zac Goldsmith in what will be seen as a blow for the British government. #NewsTracker #United Kingdom #Brexit #Zac Goldsmith #Pro-EU #Sarah Olney
Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli | Reuters

By Ahmed Elumami | TRIPOLI TRIPOLI Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in several parts of the Libyan capital. Militias that hold effective power across the city clash frequently, but the shooting was heavier than usual and tanks and armed convoys could be seen in some areas.The immediate cause of the latest violence was not clear.Tripoli is controlled by a patchwork of armed groups, some with a quasi official status #Economy #Business #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
30,000 flee east Aleppo, Russia wants humanitarian corridors - U.N. | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

30,000 flee east Aleppo, Russia wants humanitarian corridors - U.N. | Reuters

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA GENEVA About 30,000 people are receiving aid after fleeing the besieged eastern zone of Aleppo in the past few days, taking the total number of displaced people in the Syrian city to more than 400,000, U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday #Syria #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis #fighting
U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business | Reuters

By James Pearson | SEOUL SEOUL Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export - its huge socialist-style statues.On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to its fifth and largest nuclear test in September.These will target exports of coal, minerals and labour - and also statues, the U.N.-drafted resolution says #India #South Korea #Africa #Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Putin names deputy finmin Oreshkin Russia's new economy minister | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Putin names deputy finmin Oreshkin Russia's new economy minister | Reuters

By Andrey Ostroukh and Olga Popova | MOSCOW MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin named deputy finance minister Maxim Oreshkin as Russia's new economy minister on Wednesday, two weeks after the post's previous holder was detained and accused of bribery.Alexei Ulyukayev, the ex-economy minister, was accused of trying to extort a bribe from Russian oil major Rosneft, an allegation he denies. He is currently under house arrest. Oreshkin, his 34-year-old replacement, joined the finance ministry in 2013 as the head of the strategic planning department and became a deputy finance minister in March 2015.He was not on a shortlist of candidates being circulated by Russian state media.Putin, who has fired a raft of officials this year to make way for a new generation, praised Oreshkin as a young and efficient expert. #Business #Russia #Europe #markets #United Kingdom
Trump says will leave business to focus on running country | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump says will leave business to focus on running country | Reuters

By Steve Holland | NEW YORK NEW YORK Under pressure to avoid any conflict of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business "in total" to focus on running the country and scheduled a Dec. 15 news conference to lay out his plan.Trump announced his plans in a series of tweets but did not explain exactly what he would be doing with his assets.A variety of critics have raised questions about how he would avoid a conflict of interest between the presidency and a real estate empire with properties around the world."I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Trump said. Trump said he is not required by law to alter his relationship with his business, but added: "I feel it is visually important, as president, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses.""Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. #Sports #Economy #India #markets #United Kingdom