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Parents of Cuban who spied for U.S. say they only hope he's well

Dec 27, 2014

Parents of Cuban who spied for U.S. say they only hope he's well

HAVANA (Reuters) - For two decades, the parents of a Cuban man convicted of spying for the United States believed he was innocent. Now that all signs suggest he was a double agent working for Washington, they say they can only wish him a happy future #facebook #United States #India #China #Brazil #France #Russia #markets #Italy #Mexico #author
CORRECTED - Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

Dec 27, 2014

CORRECTED - Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

DALLAS (Reuters) - (Corrects name in final paragraph to Taya from Tayla) The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is to stand trial in February on charges of murdering Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. #Business #United States #China #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Holiday #opinion
Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

Dec 27, 2014

Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

DALLAS (Reuters) - The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is to stand trial in February on charges of murdering Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" was the basis for the film from director Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper #facebook #United States #India #China #France #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Holiday #opinion
Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades

Dec 27, 2014

Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in five northern states of Malaysia hit by the Southeast Asian' nation's worst monsoon floods in decades. Extremely high levels of floodwater and bad weather have made relocating victims and the transport of food supplies by helicopters difficult, Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement. #Business #United States #Japan #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended

Dec 27, 2014

Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region. The agreement to swap 125 Ukrainian servicemen for 225 rebels followed peace talks between envoys of Ukraine, Russia, the separatists and European security watchdog Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday #Business #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #United Kingdom #author #black
Japan says close to deal with S.Korea and U.S. on N.Korea defence

Dec 27, 2014

Japan says close to deal with S.Korea and U.S. on N.Korea defence

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, the United States and South Korea are close to reaching a deal on sharing and safeguarding sensitive information on North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, Japan's Defence Ministry said on Friday. As Japan lies well within the range of North Korea's mid-range missiles, acquiring military intelligence on North Korea in a timely manner is vital for its security #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #South Korea #markets #North Korea
Syrian air force kills 45 civilians in stepped-up raids - monitor

Dec 27, 2014

Syrian air force kills 45 civilians in stepped-up raids - monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 45 civilians were killed and some 175 wounded when aircraft bombed a northern Syrian city controlled by Islamic State, as Bashar al-Assad's government stepped up air raids, residents and a monitoring group said on Friday. Helicopters and war planes dropped barrel bombs -- steel drums full of shrapnel and explosives -- on residential and industrial areas in the city of al Bab and neighbouring Qabaseen, northeast of Aleppo, on Thursday and overnight, locals said #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Chinese leadership offers support for Hong Kong leader

Dec 27, 2014

Chinese leadership offers support for Hong Kong leader

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central government fully approves of the leadership of Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying and the work of the territory's government which has shown itself "unafraid of challenges", Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. The former British colony was roiled recently by three months of pro-democracy demonstrations, branded illegal by both Beijing and the Hong Kong government. #Business #facebook #United States #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Italy
Aboard Sri Lanka's tsunami train, an anguished hope of reunion

Dec 27, 2014

Aboard Sri Lanka's tsunami train, an anguished hope of reunion

PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Ten years after a towering wave hurled the Sri Lankan train Samudra Devi off its tracks and killed more than 1,000 people, passenger Shanthi Gallage still carries a faint hope of finding her missing husband and daughter. Samudra Devi, or "Ocean Queen", made a special journey on Friday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed an estimated 40,000 people in Sri Lanka when it pounded its sand-fringed coastline. #Business #United States #China #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion