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Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

TRIPOLI A rival government controlling western Libya has asked Arab and European countries to hold a regional conference this month to help the North African country stem a flow of migrants, a minister said on Thursday. #Technology #Europe #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Business #India
Guatemala's president quits, jailed on corruption charges| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Guatemala's president quits, jailed on corruption charges| Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. #United States #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Guatemala #opinion #India
Guatemala court jails ex-President Perez pending graft hearing| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Guatemala court jails ex-President Perez pending graft hearing| Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY A judge ordered former Guatemalan President Otto Perez to be held in prison while hearings over his alleged role in a customs corruption scandal continue, citing a flight risk. The attorney general's office has said it plans to bring charges against Perez for illicit association, taking bribes and customs fraud, though he has not yet been formally charged. #United States #United Kingdom #Guatemala #opinion #Business #India
U.N. experts accuse Chad of abuses in Central Africa conflict| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

U.N. experts accuse Chad of abuses in Central Africa conflict| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Chadian security forces have been guilty of numerous abuses against civilians in the conflict in Central African Republic, including indiscriminate border killings, a panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report seen by Reuters. #United States #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy #India
Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983| Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation after a prolonged civil war. Most of the nation's population belongs to the Sinhalese community #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Foreign policy #Crime
U.S. suspects more freed Guantanamo inmates returned to battlefield| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

U.S. suspects more freed Guantanamo inmates returned to battlefield| Reuters

WASHINGTON The number of detainees freed from the U.S. Guantanamo detention camp who are suspected of "re-engaging" with militant groups overseas increased over the first six months of 2015, the Obama administration said on Thursday. Figures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence showed that, as of July this year, of 121 detainees released since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, six were confirmed to have gone back to the battlefield and a further six were suspected of having done so. #United States #United Kingdom #Latin America #Business #Economy #India
Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections| Reuters

IMIDER, Morocco Campaigning for Friday's local elections, Moroccan lawmaker Ahmed Sakdi made sure to hammer home his Islamist party's anti-corruption message to a few dozen voters listening to his speech in the desert town of Imider. Turnout may have been meagre, but Friday's vote in towns and villages across Morocco will pose an important test for Sakdi's Justice and Development Party (PJD), which leads Morocco's governing coalition. #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Economy #India
White House: sanctions relief for Iran tied to compliance with nuclear deal| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

White House: sanctions relief for Iran tied to compliance with nuclear deal| Reuters

WASHINGTON Iran will only see sanctions relief if it complies with the nuclear deal, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. (Reporting by Alina Selyukh, Ayesha Rascoe and Susan Heavey; Editing by Sandra Maler) #science #Israel #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution - researchers| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution - researchers| Reuters

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered why TNT is so toxic to plants and intend to use this knowledge to tackle the problem of cleaning up the many sites worldwide contaminated by the commonly used explosive. Researchers on Thursday said they have pinpointed an enzyme in plants that reacts with TNT, which is present in the soil at contaminated sites, and damages plant cells. #Technology #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Pollution #India
Normally loquacious Biden hits the road but stays mum on 2016 | Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Normally loquacious Biden hits the road but stays mum on 2016 | Reuters

MIAMi, Fla When you are Joe Biden, it's not easy being quiet. While the normally loquacious vice president got the feel and taste for the campaign trail during a two-day trip to the political battleground of Florida, he really didn't want to talk about it. #United States #France #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Economy #Election