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Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Sep 02, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #brazilian
Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote-official

Sep 02, 2014

Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote-official

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - The transfer of six prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay is unlikely to take place before presidential elections are held in October, a senior Uruguayan official said on Monday. President Jos Mujica earlier this year accepted a request to take half a dozen inmates from the center used to imprison people detained after the Sept. #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ukraine separatists seek "special status" at Minsk talks

Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine separatists seek "special status" at Minsk talks

MINSK (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary peace talks with Ukraine in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Monday saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status", according to Russian news agencies. #United States #India #Japan #Technology #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
Ukraine separatists seek "special status" at Minsk talks

Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine separatists seek "special status" at Minsk talks

MINSK (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary peace talks with Ukraine in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Monday saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status", according to Russian news agencies. In a statement issued before the so-called "contact group" met, the separatists also said one of their key conditions would be for Kiev to immediately end its military offensive #United States #India #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. #Politics #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #France #markets #United Kingdom #President #Mexico #european #russian #opinion
After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

Sep 02, 2014

After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported on Monday #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medics

Sep 02, 2014

13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medics

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of a renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday. Islamist forces including members of Ansar al-Sharia launched on Monday a new attempt to take the city's civilian and military airport held by forces of renegade general Khalifa Haftar and army special forces. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Toby Chopra) #United States #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

Sep 02, 2014

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue. The three men, one serving a 15-year sentence and two awaiting trial in the isolated country, spoke to a visiting CNN reporting crew in tightly controlled circumstances. #facebook #United States #China #Technology #Interview #markets #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

Sep 02, 2014

Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results. Under the terms of a deal brokered by U.S. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Afghanistan #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico