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  • Exclusive: Bolivia poised to de-flag Iranian ships
    640x392_14434_208683 2012-04-18 17:49:38 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Bolivia is poised to strike fifteen vessels linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines off its shipping register just weeks after IRISL found Bolivian replacements for their Maltese and Cypriot flags. IRISL, its man...
  • Karzai says NATO failed as 18-hour Kabul attack ends
    Wor-afganistan-suicide 2012-04-17 01:46:31 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that a coordinated Taliban attack on Kabul showed a "failure" by Afghan intelligence and especially by NATO, while Washington signaled the Haqqani group of militants was responsible. ...
  • Algeria offers own brand of "Arab Spring" for vote
    Algeria 2012-04-15 21:34:28 UTC
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria on Sunday launched the campaign for a parliamentary election that the ruling elite, in power for 50 years, hopes will soak up the pressure for change that has been building since the "Arab Spring" revolts in neighboring...
  • Mexican cartels trick border crossers into being drug mules
    Mexican-drug-cartels-map-2 2012-04-15 21:08:28 UTC
    SAN DIEGO, California (Reuters) - The Mexican help wanted ads offer a quick $500 for a simple job - drive a car into California on an errand for an "important business" organization. But the new boss may be a drug cartel and the cargo may not b...
  • Israel moves to thwart pro-Palestinian fly-in
    640x392_56849_207767 2012-04-15 02:23:52 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel moved to block an influx of pro-Palestinian activists planning to visit the occupied West Bank, drafting a letter from the Prime Minister's Office suggesting they focus instead on "real problems" in the Middle East, of...
  • Cuba's allies to boycott future Americas summits
    Cuba 2012-04-15 01:51:37 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Cuba's allies in Latin America declared on Saturday that they would stay away from future hemispheric summits if the communist island nation was not invited to attend. Increasing calls to end the ostracism of Cub...
  • Obama cites potential of billion consumers in the Americas
    2012-04-14t144900z_1_cbre83d155w00_rtroptp_2_politics-us-americas-summit-obama-consumers 2012-04-14 17:28:18 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama stressed on Saturday the "great promise" for business growth in the Americas, seeking to play up the economic heft of the region he has paid little attention to in his first three years i...
  • Russia sends conflicting signals on Syria ships
    170709547 2012-04-13 19:15:26 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian news agency reported on Friday that Moscow had decided to keep a warship on patrol off Syria for the foreseeable future, but a military source said Russia's naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean had "nothing to d...
  • 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...
  • Canada unveils heavy-vehicle emissions rules
    57423 2012-04-13 16:35:45 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, heavily criticized for its environmental record, unveiled long-delayed regulations on Friday that aim to make big trucks and buses up to 23 percent less polluting by 2018. The greenhouse-gas emissions rules - designed...
  • Yemen army clashes with Islamists, 34 killed
    2012-04-13t135800z_1_cbre83c12sq00_rtroptp_2_oukwd-uk-yemen-violence 2012-04-13 16:30:56 UTC
    ADEN (Reuters) - At least 34 people, mostly Islamist militants, were killed near the southern Yemeni city of Lawdar on Friday in clashes between government forces and an al-Qaeda linked group, official and tribal sources said. Yemen's military ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sudan vows swift response to south's oil field grab
    Screen_shot_2012-04-12_at_11.23.22_am 2012-04-12 18:19:32 UTC
    JUBA/TALODI, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan's government vowed on Thursday to deal swiftly with South Sudan's occupation of an economically vital oil field near the border but the south said it would not pull out until the threat of attacks by the northe...
  • U.N. could approve Syria monitors Friday, envoys say
    800_un_meeting_on_syria_ap_120131 2012-04-12 17:41:02 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council could approve on Friday a resolution to send unarmed U.N. observers to Syria to monitor a fragile ceasefire in the 13-month conflict that has brought the country to the brink of civil war, diplo...
  • Nuclear talks aim to ease fears of Iran war
    887736712 2012-04-12 17:17:51 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Major powers will hold their first talks with Iran this week in more than a year, hoping Tehran will give enough ground on its nuclear program to extend negotiations and avert the threat of a Middle East war. Israel has hin...
  • Analysis: Egypt's Brotherhood raises stakes by excluding IMF
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_12.15.59_pm 2012-04-11 19:12:29 UTC
    CAIRO (Reuters) - In all but ruling out an early agreement on an IMF loan, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has dramatically raised the stakes in its struggle with the army-led administration for control of a country still reeling from a year of politic...
  • Annan says Syria promises to respect ceasefire
    Annan 2012-04-11 07:30:31 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said on Wednesday the Syrian government had assured him it will respect a ceasefire with rebel forces, less than 24 hours before a deadline to suspend hostilities. "I have received g...
  • Troubled euro zone states most at risk from high oil
    Oil 2012-04-11 07:19:26 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Oil prices at record levels in euro terms are threatening to rock the euro zone's economy more than might be expected, with those countries least capable of riding out a shock being the worst hit. Standard estimates of the ...
  • Japan ship insurer sets new rules on Iran oil voyages
    Oil_tanker_in_japan 2012-04-11 06:32:54 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Ship owners covered by Japan P&I club must alert the maritime insurer in advance of any plans to transport Iranian oil and petrochemicals that could fall foul of Western sanctions, the insurer said. The United States and Europ...
  • 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...
  • Anti-poverty group ONE pushes for G8 food deal
    G8responses 2012-04-10 04:08:02 UTC
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents. Jake England, 19, has admit...
  • China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_7.51.22_pm 2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space. North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him abo...
  • Body Of A Man Was Tossed From A Plane, Landed On A Hospital Roof
    Body_of_a_man_was_tossed_from_a_plane__landed_on_a_hospital_roof 2017-04-12 20:32:13 UTC
    By Gabriel Stargardter | MEXICO CITY — The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, whi...
  • 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 ...
  • Kurdish HDP opposition said the result of referendum unclear until appeal finalized
    Kurdish_hdp_opposition_said_the_result_of_referendum_unclear_until_appeal_finalized 2017-04-16 19:06:01 UTC
    Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition said on Sunday that the result of a referendum on granting sweeping powers to the president would remain unclear until its appeal to the High Electoral Board over vote irregularities was finalised. <h3><a hr...