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  • U.N. sees need for more Syria observers, aircraft
    Lebanese_pm_hariri_is_being_held_hostage_by_saudi_arabia 2012-04-18 01:16:07 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A United Nations mission to oversee an end to violence in Syria may need to bring in its own aircraft and deploy more troops to ensure that a firm ceasefire takes hold throughout the country, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon s...
  • Afghan Taliban says rehearsed attack for two months
    R-1 2012-04-17 05:30:43 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - The insurgents who mounted weekend attacks in central Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan carefully rehearsed for months, even building small military-style models and pre-positioning weapons, a Taliban spokesman said on Monday....
  • 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. ...
  • Smirking Norway killer Breivik pleads not guilty
    Untitled 2012-04-16 18:31:45 UTC
    OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian far-right gunman who massacred 77 people last summer gave a clenched-fist salute, smirked at the court and pleaded not guilty on the first day of a trial that threatens to turn into a "circus" showcasing his anti-Isl...
  • U.N. council set to condemn North Korean rocket launch
    Untitled 2012-04-16 04:06:31 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After days of closed-door haggling, the U.N. Security Council is hoping to adopt a statement on Monday condemning North Korea's botched rocket launch and suggesting an expansion of a U.N. blacklist of North Korean firms ...
  • 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...
  • Argentina storms out of Americas summit
    Untitled 2012-04-15 21:21:05 UTC
    Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has stormed out of the Summit of the Americas in protest against a perceived lack of regional support for her country's claims in the dispute with the UK over the Falkland Islands. The summit in Colombia ...
  • 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...
  • Latin America rebels against U.S. over Cuba
    2012-04-14t201454z_1_cbre83d1k9000_rtroptp_2_usreport-us-usa-campaign-immigration 2012-04-15 20:52:45 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Unprecedented Latin American opposition to U.S. sanctions on Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at a summit on Sunday and illustrated Washington's declining influence in a region being aggressively courted by...
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan in "spring offensive"
    Photo_1334514714571-9-0 2012-04-15 20:37:26 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy explosions, rockets and gunfire rattled Kabul on Sunday as Afghanistan's Taliban launched a "spring offensive" with multiple attacks targeting Western embassies, the NATO force's headquarters and the parliament building. ...
  • Corrected-Beyond monitors, world deeply divided on Syria
    Picture 2012-04-15 07:05:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a cease-fire barely holding and the deployment of unarmed foreign observers expected to ease but not end months of violence, world powers are still struggling to find a longer-term strategy for Syria. After heavy dip...
  • Stocks drop as economy put brakes on stock rally
    086e1_69380217 2013-01-31 00:36:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the economy have slowed a January stock rally. After a month of impressive gains that brought the Dow within 200 points of a record, the markets have paused this week. Stocks started the day lower Wednesday...
  • France questions suspect over serial murders
    C2207ac0f03f0452177290e33aab-grande 2012-04-15 03:36:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained a suspect on Saturday for questioning over a spate of fatal shootings in a Paris suburb in the last few months which had raised fears a serial killer was on the loose, a police source said. Police were s...
  • White House sees "positive first step" in Iran talks
    Showimage 2012-04-15 02:13:44 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Talks in Istanbul on Saturday among negotiators from Iran and six world powers including the United States represented "a positive first step" in addressing international concern over the Iranian nuclear program, th...
  • 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...
  • Iran, big powers agree - to keep talking
    Screen_shot_2012-04-13_at_9.05.55_am 2012-04-15 01:48:45 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - After a year of sanctions and saber-rattling over Iran's nuclear program, negotiators from Tehran and six world powers finally resumed talks and found at least enough common ground to agree to meet again next month. With th...
  • U.N. council approves deployment of monitors to Syria
    -1 2012-04-14 17:21:20 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China joined the rest of the U.N. Security Council on Saturday to authorize the deployment of up to 30 unarmed observers to Syria to monitor the country's fragile ceasefire as called for by U.N.-Arab League me...
  • Moscow urges swift UN resolution on Syrian observers
    300px-moscow_kremlin_from_kamenny_bridge 2012-04-14 05:39:58 UTC
    Russia is calling on the UN Security Council to adopt a swift resolution on the urgent sending of UN observers to Syria to ensure a ceasefire in the country torn by civil unrest, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday, RIA Novosti ...
  • China gives currency more freedom with new reform
    C31245d6b5949cecf787fff122c0-grande 2012-04-14 05:24:12 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a milestone step in turning the yuan into a global currency on Saturday by doubling the size of its trading band against the dollar, pushing through a crucial reform that further liberalizes its nascent financial mar...
  • After Harvard, future is uncertain for Bo's son
    Screen_shot_2012-04-13_at_6.03.14_pm 2012-04-14 01:00:43 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass./BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Bo Guagua, a 24-year-old descendant of Chinese Communist royalty, seemed destined to one day become a rich and powerful businessman in an economy that in his lifetime would become the world's largest. ...
  • Obama: will isolate North Korea further after failed launch
    Obama_nord_korea 2012-04-13 22:33:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would work with the international community to further isolate North Korea after the country's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile drew worldwide condemnat...
  • Exclusive: Iran ships "off radar" as Tehran conceals oil sales
    640x392_54869_207485 2012-04-13 19:23:13 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is concealing the destination of its oil sales by disabling tracking systems aboard its tanker fleet, making it difficult to assess how much crude Tehran is exporting as it seeks to counter Western sanctions aimed at cuttin...
  • 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...
  • 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...