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Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

Mar 01, 2015

Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner. #Business #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Entertainment #Mexico #author #russian #opinion
UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

Mar 01, 2015

UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has blocked a deal by Russian billionaires, Mikhail Fridman and German Khan, to buy 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea as part of their acquisition of Germany's oil firm DEA from RWE, citing possible sanctions against Russia. "If the proposed acquisition were to proceed in its current form, he (Energy Secretary Ed Davey) would be minded to require the companies to arrange for a further sale to a suitable third party," the Department of Energy said in a statement on Saturday. #Economy #facebook #United States #India #China #France #Investment #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #british
Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens "axis"

Feb 28, 2015

Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens "axis"

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year. Tsipras also rejected criticism that Athens had staged a climbdown to secure an extension of its financial lifeline from the euro zone, saying anger among German conservatives showed that his government had won concessions #United States #India #Greece #Portugal #markets #Entertainment #author #opinion
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly

Feb 28, 2015

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, remains in intensive care after being admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia but his condition has improved slightly, the government said on Saturday. Lee, who turned 91 last September, has been in hospital since Feb. #Business #Economy #Sports #facebook #United States #China #Investment #Government #Latin America #Mexico
Thousands protest against Newcastle march of UK branch of German anti-Islam group PEGIDA

Feb 28, 2015

Thousands protest against Newcastle march of UK branch of German anti-Islam group PEGIDA

NEWCASTLE, Britain (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people protested on Saturday in Newcastle, northeast England, against a march held by the British branch of Germany's anti-Islam group PEGIDA which drew around 400 people, a Reuters witness said. The German organisation 'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West' (PEGIDA), has for months been warning that Germany was being overrun by Muslims and held marches mostly in the city of Dresden. It has tried to spread to other cities and countries with limited success. #Business #Economy #Sports #facebook #United States #India #Middle East #Argentina #Latin America
Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life

Feb 28, 2015

Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday while other members received the death penalty, as part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists. #Business #Economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Russia #markets #Latin America
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care, health improves slightly

Feb 28, 2015

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care, health improves slightly

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The health condition of Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly though he remains on mechanical ventilation, the prime minister's office said on Saturday. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Investment #Russia #markets #Mexico #opinion
Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Feb 28, 2015

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him. Thousands of supporters were expected to attend the $1 million birthday celebration on a golf course near the waterfalls, organised by his ZANU-PF party. His party has said the money was raised from individual and company donations #Business #facebook #United States #Technology #France #Investment #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Zimbabwe #Mexico #opinion
Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

Feb 28, 2015

Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. #United States #Technology #France #Russia #markets #President #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico