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Opponent calls for Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

Dec 18, 2014

Opponent calls for Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president's response to the dramatic decline of the rouble. #Economy #India #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #opinion
Iraq Kurds launch Sinjar offensive after coalition air strikes

Dec 18, 2014

Iraq Kurds launch Sinjar offensive after coalition air strikes

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces launched an operation to retake the town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq on Wednesday after coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions overnight, Kurdish officials said. #Business #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #author #opinion
Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

Dec 18, 2014

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

DEVIL HOLE, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Ebola centres in Sierra Leone overflowed on Wednesday as health workers combed the streets of the capital Freetown for patients, after the government launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa's worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that travel between all parts of the country had been restricted as part of "Operation Western Area Surge", and public gatherings would be strictly controlled in the run-up to Christmas #facebook #India #Technology #France #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author
Ebola toll nears 7,000; rate of spread slows in Sierra Leone - WHO

Dec 18, 2014

Ebola toll nears 7,000; rate of spread slows in Sierra Leone - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases as of Dec. #United States #Brazil #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author #opinion
Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plunge

Dec 18, 2014

Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plunge

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. #facebook #United States #China #Syria #Arabic #United Kingdom #author #opinion
Cuba's Castro hails prisoner exchange with U.S., praises Obama

Dec 18, 2014

Cuba's Castro hails prisoner exchange with U.S., praises Obama

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro hailed a landmark exchange of prisoners with the United States on Wednesday and praised U.S. President Barack Obama as the two countries agreed to normalize relations after more than five decades of hostility.The United States earlier on Wednesday freed three convicted Cuban spies in return for the release of U.S. foreign aid worker Alan Gross, imprisoned in Cuba in 2009, and of an intelligence agent who spied for the United States and had been held for nearly 20 years. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author #opinion
U.S.-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State - task force

Dec 18, 2014

U.S.-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State - task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted 61 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in the past the three days, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Wednesday. The U.S.-led coalition also conducted six air strikes against the militant group in Syria, the statement said. Forty-five of the strikes in Iraq were "conducted in support of the Peshmerga (KSF) and Iraqi security forces operating in the region" and destroyed 50 targets, including militant fighters and various fighting positions and equipment, the statement said. #Business #India #China #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
U.S., Cuba to restore ties after 50 years of hostility

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba to restore ties after 50 years of hostility

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, a major policy shift ending decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Announcing the end of what he called a "rigid" policy of isolation of Cuba that had been ineffective, Obama said the United States would move toward normal ties and would open an embassy in Cuba. Obama discussed the changes with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday in a nearly hour-long telephone call. #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre

Dec 18, 2014

Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Mehran Khan, a mild-mannered 14-year-old survivor of this week's massacre at a Pakistani school, says he will not rest until the meaningless deaths of his classmates have been avenged. Shot with three bullets - in the hand, leg and back - Khan said from his bed at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital that cricket used to be his main passion before the attack #Business #facebook #Japan #Technology #Arabic #United Kingdom #Mexico #Friends #opinion
EU's Mogherini says detects some "willingness" from Russia to resolve Ukraine conflict

Dec 18, 2014

EU's Mogherini says detects some "willingness" from Russia to resolve Ukraine conflict

KIEV (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief said on Wednesday that she and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had detected signs of greater willingness from Russia to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's pro-separatist eastern territories. But Poroshenko balanced this judgment by saying Ukraine was in a virtual state of war with Russia and he pledged to work to integrate his country with "Euro-Atlantic security", a clear reference to the U.S.-led NATO alliance. The cautiously-worded comments of the EU's Federica Mogherini echoed those of U.S #Business #facebook #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #author