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'Under Modi academic freedom is also at risk': US academics warn Silicon Valley ahead of PM's visit

Aug 29, 2015

'Under Modi academic freedom is also at risk': US academics warn Silicon Valley ahead of PM's visit

Even as individual registration to the community reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already begun, a group of well-known US academics have warned the companies in Silicon Valley expressing their concern "out the uncritical fanfare being generated over Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Silicon Valley to promote Digital India" #United States #Silicon Valley #NewsTracker #Modi #academics
U.N. council welcomes South Sudan peace deal, threatens arms embargo| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

U.N. council welcomes South Sudan peace deal, threatens arms embargo| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council on Friday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement aimed at ending South Sudan's 20-month civil war while warning that it remained ready to impose an arms embargo on the country if the deal collapsed. #Economy #United States #India #Technology #science #markets #Foreign policy
Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks - sheriff| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks - sheriff| Reuters

The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday. The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he fled after gunning down the journalists from Roanoke station WDBJ7 on Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement #Politics #United States #markets #Virginia #Foreign policy #author
French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil| Reuters

LA ROCHELLE, France French Socialists welcomed a decision by two senior Green lawmakers to split away and create a new movement to support them, saying on Friday it would strengthen the Left's hand in regional and presidential elections. The extra support could be key for Socialist President Francois Hollande's chances to get re-elected in 2017 as well as for regional elections in December. The Greens were a junior ally in Hollande's government until they decided last year to leave, angered by what they said was a move toward more centrist economic and social policies #United States #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship| Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation. "As soon as this particular debate is over, my hope is that the Israeli government will immediately want to rejoin conversations that we started long before about how we can continue to improve and enhance Israel's security in a very troubled neighbourhood," Obama said during a webcast focussed on the international nuclear agreement #United States #India #Israel #markets #Latin America #Foreign policy
Central African Republic armed group frees enslaved children| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Central African Republic armed group frees enslaved children| Reuters

BANGUI A militia in the Central African Republic released 163 enslaved children on Friday, partly fulfilling a pledge made as part of a U.N.-brokered deal, a U.N. #Business #United States #India #Africa #United Kingdom
Greek poll shows Syriza leftists leading conservatives| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Greek poll shows Syriza leftists leading conservatives| Reuters

ATHENS Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would get 25 percent of the vote in a Sept. #United States #Middle East #science #markets #Argentina #Latin America
Weekend of protests set to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM | Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

Weekend of protests set to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR Thousands of protesters are expected to march through Malaysia's capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million-dollar payment made to a bank account under his name. Security will be tight for the rally, which is due to run until Sunday evening, and a news portal reported that the army may intervene if the crowds get out of hand and a state of emergency is declared. A military spokesman declined to comment on the report #Economy #United States #India #Technology #markets #Latin America #opinion
New Turkish Deputy PM Yilmaz to take charge of economy - sources| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

New Turkish Deputy PM Yilmaz to take charge of economy - sources| Reuters

ISTANBUL Turkey's former Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz will take over as deputy prime minister in charge of the economy in an interim power-sharing government announced on Friday, government sources told Reuters. Yilmaz takes over from outgoing Deputy PM Ali Babacan, highly regarded by international investors for his stewardship of the economy, who is leaving office because of a ruling party limit on the number of terms members can serve in parliament. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Ece Toksabay) #Politics #Business #United States #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #opinion
Slain Virginia TV journalists shot both in head and body| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Slain Virginia TV journalists shot both in head and body| Reuters

REUTERS - The Virginia television journalists killed by a former co-worker during a live broadcast were shot both in the head and body, a coroner said on Friday, as more details surfaced about the attack. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, of Roanoke CBS-affiliate WDBJ7 were slain during a live interview on Wednesday by disgruntled former employee Vester Flanagan #Business #United States #Technology #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Gun control