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  • Iran open for IAEA talks, no word on Parchin: diplomats
    1109-nuclear_iran_iaea.jpg_full_600 2012-04-19 17:53:55 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran says it is ready to resume talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog two months after their last meeting ended in failure, but still appears to be stonewalling a request for access to a key military site, Western diplomats said ...
  • U.N. chief says South Sudan infringing on Sudan sovereignty
    Untitled 2012-04-19 17:32:13 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday termed South Sudan's seizure of a disputed oil field in Sudan an "illegal act" and called on both countries to stop border clashes spiraling into war as the United States warned of a "w...
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong moves closer to bank liability for IPOS
    Hong_cong 2012-04-19 05:02:38 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hong Kong's financial market watchdog is launching a public consultation process in the next couple of weeks that seeks to toughen rules for banks sponsoring initial public offerings, including holding them liable for faulty deal docum...
  • US aircraft carriers not allowed to stop in areas designated by Iran
    Iran_major 2012-04-19 04:21:02 UTC
    The commander of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that Iran has notified the two U.S. aircraft carriers deployed in the Persian Gulf that they are not allowed to stop in certain areas of the Persian Gulf designated by Iranian naval force...
  • Spanish king apologizes for Botswana elephant hunt
    Auto 2012-04-18 21:31:01 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Juan Carlos I hobbled out of a Madrid hospital on Wednesday and apologized for making an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana - a jaunt that has caused outrage in a country suffering from an economic crisis. The 74-...
  • 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...
  • Oil buyers cut more Iran imports due to sanctions
    640x392_16028_159541 2012-04-18 17:16:25 UTC
    TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - Japan will slash crude purchases from Iran in April, and European and Taiwanese customers will also take less, industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday, adding to signs Western sanctions are curbing sales from OPEC's sec...
  • Is Spain Europe's next problem economy?
    0__15868011_401_00 2012-04-18 06:40:23 UTC
    DW Germany- The debt crisis is back with a vengeance. For the first time, Madrid had to pay over 6 percent interest for 10-year bonds - a warning sign for many economists. Flies never visit an egg that has no crack, says a Chinese proverb. But fo...
  • Arab ministers urge Syria to open up to U.N. monitors
    Annan 2012-04-17 23:41:25 UTC
    DOHA (Reuters) - Arab League ministers met U.N.-Arab special envoy Kofi Annan on Tuesday and pressed Syria to cooperate fully with his peace mission, first by providing unfettered access to ceasefire monitors. A six-day-old truce has held in so...
  • 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...