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Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

Dec 25, 2014

Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, U.N. sources said on Thursday, in what appeared to be an escalation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's move against U.N. activities in the country #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

Dec 25, 2014

Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

SEENIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, Kushil Gunasekera gathered up his children and they ran for their lives to a nearby temple, the highest point they could find #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch
Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

Dec 25, 2014

Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe VI lashed out against corruption in his first Christmas Eve address but made no direct reference to his sister, Cristina de Borbon, who was ordered on Monday to stand trial for tax crimes. Felipe was crowned in June after his father Juan Carlos abdicated following scandals that hit his popularity, including tax fraud charges against his daughter Cristina, who is the first Spanish royal to face prosecution. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

Dec 25, 2014

Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of Raqqa. There were contradictory accounts as to whether his aircraft had been shot down or not #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

Dec 23, 2014

Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba, and spoke of steps lawmakers could take to try to rein in the new policy. In an interview with Reuters, McConnell also said that he and Obama have discussed the possibility of tackling major tax reform legislation and that any effort should not just focus on the country's biggest corporations, but should include help for small businesses as well #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 - Poroshenko

Dec 23, 2014

Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 - Poroshenko

KIEV (Reuters) - A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

Dec 23, 2014

U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

Dec 22, 2014

Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday's run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Preliminary results were still to be released by election authorities, but soon after polls closed, Essebsi said he had beaten rival Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president. "I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Cuba sees long struggle ahead before U.S. lifts embargo

Dec 20, 2014

Cuba sees long struggle ahead before U.S. lifts embargo

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro told parliament on Saturday the country faces a "long and difficult struggle" before the United States removes its economic embargo, despite the historic agreement this week to restore diplomatic ties. U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows 'consequences'

Dec 20, 2014

U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows 'consequences'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible. It was the first time the United States had directly accused another country of a cyberattack of such magnitude on American soil and sets up a possible new confrontation between longtime foes Washington and Pyongyang #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #cookie #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt