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Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off

Nov 01, 2014

Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off

NEW YORK/CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactics first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds. About 800 people already have paid or put down deposits for rides on SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of Richard Bransons Virgin Group, which aims to be the first commercial space ride for tourists #China #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

Nov 01, 2014

Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health" #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Government #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

Nov 01, 2014

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. Compaore, a taciturn former soldier in office since a 1987 military coup, had sought to defy popular pressure for him to step down after a day of violent unrest on Thursday in which demonstrators burned parliament and ransacked state television. Impoverished Burkina Faso had emerged under Compaore as a key mediator in the turbulent Sahel and his departure robs the region of a wily elder statesman -- though one often criticised for his rights record and meddling in his neighbours' affairs #Business #United States #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #President #Latin America
U.S.'s Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

Nov 01, 2014

U.S.'s Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #european
Obama puts spotlight on women in quest for midterm votes

Nov 01, 2014

Obama puts spotlight on women in quest for midterm votes

PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, hoping for a strong turnout from female voters for Democratic candidates in congressional and gubernatorial elections next week, put women in the spotlight on Friday at an economic-focused event in Rhode Island. Obama has made only a handful of appearances on the campaign trail for the mid-term elections in addition to a series of fundraising swings, but his limited public stops have been aimed at shoring up support among key Democratic constituents including African Americans. #Obama #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom
Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

Nov 01, 2014

Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. #Business #facebook #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Judge rejection of quarantine over Ebola good compromise - nurse

Nov 01, 2014

Judge rejection of quarantine over Ebola good compromise - nurse

REUTERS - The American nurse who had defied the state of Maine's quarantine order after her return from Sierra Leone treating Ebola patients said a judge's rejection of the order on Friday was a good compromise. Maine Governor Paul LePage wanted the nurse, Kaci Hickox, to be quarantined in her house until the middle of next month even though she has tested negative for the virus and says she is healthy. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Grant McCool) #facebook #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Canada imposes visa ban on nations where Ebola raging

Nov 01, 2014

Canada imposes visa ban on nations where Ebola raging

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where the Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday. #Business #facebook #Brazil #France #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Kurdish peshmerga convoy heads towards Kobani to battle Islamic State

Nov 01, 2014

Kurdish peshmerga convoy heads towards Kobani to battle Islamic State

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces in Turkey headed on Friday towards the Syrian border where they were expected to help push back Islamic State insurgents encircling the mainly Kurdish border town of Kobani, a Reuters witness said. #China #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Turkey #Latin America
U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

Nov 01, 2014

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month. The U.S #Business #Obama #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
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