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Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

Aug 22, 2014

Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In the West Point slum in Liberia's capital Monrovia, the scene of violent clashes with the army on Wednesday after the area was quarantined to curb the spread of Ebola, hundreds of people jostled their way towards trucks loaded with water and rice. #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Global warming #Mexico #opinion #article
German police investigation into neo-Nazi killers a "fiasco" - report

Aug 22, 2014

German police investigation into neo-Nazi killers a "fiasco" - report

(Reuters) - A German police investigation into a neo-Nazi killing spree was a "fiasco", a report by a parliamentary committee in one of Germany's states said on Thursday. The National Socialist Underground (NSU) murdered 10 people, mostly ethnic Turks, from 2000 to 2007. #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #opinion #german #article
National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 22, 2014

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. Peaceful demonstrations overnight were the calmest street gatherings in the small St. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Chile students march, demanding Bachelet deliver on reforms

Aug 22, 2014

Chile students march, demanding Bachelet deliver on reforms

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Thousands of students filled the central streets of Chile's capital city, Santiago, on Thursday, in a march to remind President Michelle Bachelet that their patience is running out as to when she will deliver promised education reforms. #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Education #Chile #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #Entertainment #opinion
Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

Aug 22, 2014

Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement. Hamas, which controls Gaza, has up to now refused to confirm or deny Israeli accusations that it masterminded the abduction and killing of the three young men, one of them a joint U.S.-Israeli citizen, in Hebron #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Global warming #article
Sacked Taiwan official says probe could damage China ties

Aug 22, 2014

Sacked Taiwan official says probe could damage China ties

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A former Taiwan official involved in talks with mainland China until he was sacked said on Thursday any investigation into his handling of relations could damage ties with Beijing. Chang Hsien-yao, who until last week was the vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan's government agency responsible for cross-strait relations, has been under investigation by the council and judicial authorities over what the council said was possible wrongdoing. China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island at the end of a civil war in 1949, and China has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing's control. #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Taiwan #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #article
Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

Aug 22, 2014

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

SHENZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials and Hong Kong democrats failed on Thursday to resolve a standoff over political reforms in the freewheeling former British colony, a deadlock that could end up shutting down the city's financial district next month. Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, has been roiled over the past year over how its next leader is chosen in 2017 - by universal suffrage, as the democrats would like, or from a list of pro-Beijing candidates. A so-called Occupy Central campaign of civil disobedience has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's Central business district if Beijing doesn't allow open nominations, rather than pre-screening candidates and restricting the poll to pro-Beijing "patriots" and those who "love China" #facebook #India #Business #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #chinese #article #city
Seven slashed in knife attack in China's Guangzhou - state media

Aug 22, 2014

Seven slashed in knife attack in China's Guangzhou - state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - A man slashed seven people on Thursday in the southern city of Guangzhou, state media said, in the latest of a series of attacks that has unnerved the country. The assailant, whose motive is unknown, was also injured, state news agency Xinhua said, quoting sources at the Guangzhou Armed Police Hospital, where the injured were receiving treatment. Police are investigating the case, Xinhua said, without giving further details #United States #China #Business #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion #article
"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

Aug 22, 2014

"Ambiguous warfare" providing NATO with new challenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusingon its old Cold War foe Moscow.The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was defending against the risk of Soviet armour pouring across the North German plain #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #Mexico #opinion
Insight - As Ukraine forces gain in east, focus of German diplomacy shifts

Aug 22, 2014

Insight - As Ukraine forces gain in east, focus of German diplomacy shifts

BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters) - After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader. As a result, the focus of German-led diplomatic efforts has shifted, according to senior officials, towards urging restraint from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkoand averting a humiliating defeat for pro-Russian rebels, a development that Berlin fears could elicit a strong response from Putin. Chancellor Angela Merkel's planned visit to Kiev on Saturday, her first since the crisis erupted at the start of the year, is above all a signal of support for Poroshenko, the billionaire confectionary magnate who was elected less than three months ago #India #France #United Kingdom #Latin America #Berlin #opinion #german #article