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Brazil's leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

Jul 13, 2014

Brazil's leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicted on Friday as she prepares to hit the campaign trail to seek a second term. Despite criticism of her government's preparations for hosting the soccer tournament, Rousseff's poll numbers crept higher recently as Brazilians got caught up in the excitement of the month-long World Cup #facebook #United States #Elections #Brazil #Technology #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Tribesmen bomb Yemen's oil pipeline, halt crude flows - officials

Jul 13, 2014

Tribesmen bomb Yemen's oil pipeline, halt crude flows - officials

SANAA (Reuters) - Tribesmen bombed Yemen's main oil export pipeline on Saturday, halting crude flows, local officials said, disrupting an important source of revenue for the impoverished state. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have repeatedly been sabotaged by insurgents or tribesmen since anti-government protests led to a power vacuum in 2011, causing fuel shortages and slashing export earnings for the country. The attack took place in the al-Habab area of the central oil-producing province of Maarib, and the tribesmen blew up the pipeline that carries crude from Safer oilfields to Ras Isa oil terminal on the Red Sea, the officials said #Politics #United States #India #Business #Technology #France #Israel #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

Jul 13, 2014

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23. "At this time, I do not have sufficient information to return the F-35B and F-35C fleet to flight," Vice Admiral David Dunaway, who heads the Navy's Air Systems Command, said in an update to a fleetwide grounding order issued by U.S #Politics #United States #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
U.N. Iraq envoy warns of "chaos" without progress to form government

Jul 13, 2014

U.N. Iraq envoy warns of "chaos" without progress to form government

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.N. special envoy to Iraq said on Saturday the country could plunge into chaos if its divided parliament fails to move forward on forming a government in its next session set for Sunday. Nickolay Mladenov called on all lawmakers to attend the session #United States #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Middle East #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port - state firm NOC

Jul 13, 2014

Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port - state firm NOC

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Protesters have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega, state firm National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Saturday, days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports following almost a year of blockage. NOC spokesman Mohamed El Harari said the state-run Sirte Oil Co would have to shut down its production of 43,000 barrels per day (bpd) if the protest by state oil guards continued, without being more specific about timeframe. Harari said he did not know what the demands of the guards were. #facebook #United States #China #Business #Technology #Israel #markets #Mexico #opinion
Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's "pinpoint strikes"

Jul 12, 2014

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's "pinpoint strikes"

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military's "pinpoint strikes" on houses in Gaza have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say. After five days of cross-border barrages between Gaza militants and Israel's air force, at least 81 of the 121 Palestinians killed have been civilians, including 25 children, according to Palestinian medical officials. [ID:L6N0PN02J] While relatively few militants and even fewer of their commanders have been killed, according to Hamas sources and media reports, Israel appears more determined than in previous wars to bring the fight to their homes in the densely populated enclave hugging the Mediterranean coast #facebook #Politics #United States #Business #Technology #Russia #Israel #Italy #Latin America #Mexico
Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings - HRW

Jul 12, 2014

Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings - HRW

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over the past month in apparent revenge for killings by Islamic State fighters, according to a rights group on Saturday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the killings had taken place in six Iraqi towns and villages since June 9 and at least eight of the dead were boys under 18. In all but one case, the killings took place while the Iraqi forces were fleeing from Islamic State militants and other armed groups, it said on its website #Politics #United States #India #France #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
One killed, eight injured in Istanbul gas explosion

Jul 12, 2014

One killed, eight injured in Istanbul gas explosion

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One person was killed and eight were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, local media reported. "It's not certain whether one person remains under the debris #Politics #United States #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Israel #Latin America #Istanbul
Ukraine jets pound rebels after deadly missile attack

Jul 12, 2014

Ukraine jets pound rebels after deadly missile attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces. In exchanges marking a sharp escalation in the three-month conflict, jets struck at the "epicentre" of the battle against rebels near the border with Russia, a military spokesman said. The planes targeted positions from where separatists, using high-powered Grad missiles, bombarded an army motorised brigade on Friday, killing 23 servicemen #facebook #Politics #United States #Brazil #Technology #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Eight injured in Istanbul gas explosion - police chief

Jul 12, 2014

Eight injured in Istanbul gas explosion - police chief

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least eight people were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, city's police chief Selami Altinok said. "It's not certain whether one person remains under debris. Rescue teams are searching meticulously," he told reporters at the blast site #facebook #Politics #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion