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  • Colombia's Ocampo withdraws from World Bank challenge
    Untitled 2012-04-13 22:07:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo said Friday he was withdrawing his candidacy for World Bank president to allow developing nations to rally behind a single nominee to challenge the United States for the ...
  • West pushes U.N. Syria vote, despite Russian criticism
    Russias-representative-vo-007 2012-04-13 19:09:59 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western powers brushed aside Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria's fragile ceasefire and said they hoped to put it to a vote on F...
  • UN team ready for Syria deployment
    6412743.bin 2012-04-13 17:32:55 UTC
    A United Nations team of 30 unarmed military observers is ready to deploy to Syria to begin a monitoring mission as soon as the Security Council approves its mission, which may be as soon as Friday, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan has sai...
  • Russia, China, India urge restraint over DPRK satellite launch
    648286410 2012-04-13 16:55:58 UTC
    Foreign ministers of Russia, China and India on Friday urged all concerned parties to show maximum restraint over the failed satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "We are convinced that the responses to the chal...
  • Iran, powers set for high-stakes nuclear talks
    Screen_shot_2012-04-13_at_9.05.55_am 2012-04-13 19:19:28 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers prepared on Friday for rare talks aimed at easing fears that a deepening dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program could plunge the Middle East into a new war. Senior officials from Iran ...
  • Australia's miners end advertising truce with government
    007451-induction 2012-04-13 02:58:16 UTC
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's powerful mining lobby has launched an advertising campaign warning the Labor-led minority government against imposing more taxes, recalling its 2010 anti-tax crusade that helped bring down the then prime minister. ...
  • Syria truce takes shaky hold, Annan presses Syria
    640x392_54286_198854 2012-04-12 16:47:01 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops held their fire on Thursday after a U.N.-backed ceasefire deadline passed, giving respite to rebellious towns that have suffered heavy bombardments, but international envoy Kofi Annan pressed Damascus to pull its f...
  • Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House
    Screen_shot_2012-04-12_at_9.42.44_am 2012-04-12 17:51:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions on world oil markets during a video conference on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said. "The president and President Sarkozy agreed to conti...
  • Iran offers Asia oil buyers easier credit terms: FT
    Iran_oil 2012-04-12 04:35:03 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Iran is offering Asian oil buyers, including India, easier credit terms to lure more business and counteract tough Western sanctions aimed at restricting the OPEC member's principal export, the Financial Times reported on Thu...
  • Syria pledges truce, if rebels hold fire
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_9.04.34_am 2012-04-11 16:01:59 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria promised to observe a U.N.-backed ceasefire starting on Thursday, but its forces kept up fierce attacks on opposition neighborhoods in the hours before the deadline. A Syrian defense ministry source quoted on state tele...
  • US and Iran join fight against Islamist in Iraq
    Us_military_fighters-wide 2014-06-14 00:56:23 UTC
    The United States and Iran are moving rapidly to defend Iraq from rampaging Sunni Islamist insurgents, with Washington urgently considering air strikes on the jihadi militants and Tehran dispatching its foremost powerbroker to help arrange the def...
  • Manila summons China's envoy over South China Sea standoff
    Reg_as_pol_lg_1994 2012-04-11 02:56:15 UTC
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines summoned China's ambassador in Manila on Wednesday for talks over a disputed area in the South China Sea after two large Chinese surveillance ships blocked a Philippine Navy vessel from arresting Chinese fisherme...
  • Clinton warns of "additional provocations" from North Korea
    Hillary-clinton-46_1201962c 2012-04-11 01:06:35 UTC
    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Tuesday that history points to "additional provocations" from North Korea after its expected rocket launch this week, suggesting isolated Pyongyang feared closer rel...
  • Exclusive: China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran
    2012-04-10t145606z_1_cbre83915hm00_rtroptp_2_international-us-zte-iran-aryacell 2012-04-10 20:59:25 UTC
    (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show. The American c...
  • Islamists fight army in central, south Yemen, 21 killed
    Afp-479 2012-04-10 18:39:33 UTC
    SANAA (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed in Yemen on Tuesday in renewed fighting between troops and al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern city of Lawdar and a militant attack on a checkpoint in central Maarib province, officials and re...
  • Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day
    6432443.bin 2012-04-10 01:15:40 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire and halt a 13-month slide into all-out civil w...
  • Iraqi government demands Kurdistan to hand over control of airports
    Iraqi_government_demands_kurdistan_to_hand_over_control_of_airports 2017-09-26 17:52:59 UTC
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports in order to avoid an international air embargo, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, accord...
  • Syria truce prospects fade as fighting rages
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_11.46.26_am 2012-04-09 18:56:14 UTC
    ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A military bombardment of a town in central Syria killed 30 people on Monday on the eve of a scheduled army withdrawal from urban areas, opposition activists said, dashing the prospects of a U.N.-brokered ceasefire taki...
  • Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
    Iran_warns_us_and_calls_for_investigation_of_chemical_attack_in_syria 2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
    Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Washington accused the government ...
  • France does not accept Syrian regime's demands
    3736230-nancy_france_nancy 2012-04-09 03:41:38 UTC
    Paris- France on Sunday condemned as "unacceptable" the Syrian government's demands for "written guarantees" from the opposition before withdrawing troops from civilian areas by an April 10 deadline, DPA reported. "After Bashar al-Assad's regim...
  • Exclusive: Mubarak aide presidency bid an "insult": Islamist rival
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_1.02.46_pm 2012-04-08 19:46:58 UTC
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A bid for power by Hosni Mubarak's former intelligence chief is an insult to Egypt's revolution that, if successful, would trigger a second nationwide revolt, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for Egypt's presidency said. In ...
  • Who will win the French presidential election?
    Who_will_win_the_french_presidential_election_ 2017-04-23 17:04:29 UTC
    Voting began in France today in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. <h2><a href="http://global-gatheri...
  • Germany's 130 year-old health care system vs. America's broken one
    Germany's_130_year-old_health_care_system_vs._america's_broken_one 2017-03-11 23:38:50 UTC
    <h3>Germany's 130 year-old health care system vs. America's broken one. </h3> In Germany’s healthcare system, which goes back to Otto von Bismarck’s social security programme of the 1880s, anyone residing in the country is required to take out...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...