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Exclusive: Assad’s secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt

Exclusive: Assad’s secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt

By using Julia Payne LONDON (Reuters) – The Syrian govt of President Bashar al-Assad has bought huge imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port within the final nine months, delivery and funds documents show, part of an beneath-the-radar alternate that has saved his defense force running regardless of […]

 
 

Amnestied Russian punk band pair criticize Putin after release

By means of Maria Vasilyeva and Nikolai Isayev KRASNOYARSK/NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Two participants of Russian punk protest band Pussy Rebellion free of jail on Monday derided President Vladimir Putin’s amnesty that led to their early liberate as a propaganda stunt and promised to fight for human rights. Nadezhda […]

 
 

Fears grow of civil war in South Sudan as rebels seize town

Fears grow of civil war in South Sudan as rebels seize town

With the aid of Carl Odera and Ben Makori JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan's govt mentioned on Sunday rebels had seized the capital of a key oil-producing area and fears grew of all-out ethnic civil conflict on the earth's newest united states. The U.N. announced it was once trying to […]

 
 

Suicide bomber kills seven outside Libya’s Benghazi

Suicide bomber kills seven outside Libya’s Benghazi

Through Ayman al-Warfalli BARSIS, Libya (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated a truck full of explosives at an army checkpoint outdoor the city of Benghazi on Sunday, killing 13 squaddies in the first such attack in Libya's deepening turmoil. Automobile bombs and assassinations of army and cops are popular in […]

 
 

World powers and Iran pause nuclear talks for Christmas

World powers and Iran pause nuclear talks for Christmas

By means of Justyna Pawlak BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Six world powers and Iran have suspended their skilled-degree talks on enforcing a landmark nuclear deal except after Christmas, a spokeswoman for European Union overseas policy chief Catherine Ashton stated on Sunday. Specialists from the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, Germany and […]

 
 

Putin critic Khodorkovsky in Germany after pardon

Putin critic Khodorkovsky in Germany after pardon

Via Steve Gutterman and Annika Breidthardt MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oil multi-millionaire jailed for a decade after criticizing Vladimir Putin, used to be freed by way of a presidential pardon on Friday and immediately flew to Berlin the place he hoped to be reunited along with his […]

 
 

Egypt court rulings pave way for Shafik return

Egypt court rulings pave way for Shafik return

By means of Tom Perry and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak’s final top minister, Ahmed Shafik, will soon be free to come from self-imposed exile and perhaps make a political comeback after Egyptian courts on Thursday acquitted him in a single corruption case and shelved some other. Shafik […]

 
 

Secret detentions fuel Syrian ‘campaign of terror’: U.N.

Secret detentions fuel Syrian ‘campaign of terror’: U.N.

With assistance from Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian activists and different electorate have vanished into secret detention as part of a "in style advertising campaign of terror against the civilian inhabitants" and a tactic of warfare by means of the Damascus govt, U.N. investigators mentioned on Thursday. The state-run […]

 
 

Yanukovich offers Ukraine protesters nothing as Russian aid starts

Yanukovich offers Ukraine protesters nothing as Russian aid starts

Through Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – A $15 billion Russian assist package for Ukraine began to take shape on Thursday as Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich went public in safeguard of the deal, but offered no concessions to influence lots of protesters to leave the streets. In his first public look […]

 
 

Russia reaches deal with Ukraine on $15 billion bailout

Russia reaches deal with Ukraine on $15 billion bailout

Through Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia threw Ukraine an economic lifeline on Tuesday, agreeing to purchase $15 billion of Ukrainian debt and to scale back the price its cash-strapped neighbor pays for critical Russian fuel provides by about one-third. The deal, reached at talks in Moscow between the Russian […]

 
 

Ukraine leader boosted by Russia oil supply deal, seeks loans

Ukraine leader boosted by Russia oil supply deal, seeks loans

Via the usage of Darya Korsunskaya and Gleb Gorodyankin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has agreed to resume oil provides to a refinery in Ukraine, merchants said, in a sign Moscow is able to reward the usa's president for spurning a transformation care for Europe in desire of ties with its […]

 
 

Kerry plays down tension with China in maritime disputes

Kerry plays down tension with China in maritime disputes

Through Lesley Wroughton and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday played down stress with China over the East China Sea, pronouncing U.S. efforts to fortify maritime security in South East Asia were part of a standard course of to help allies shield themselves better. […]

 
 

Japan to bolster military, boost Asia ties to counter China

Japan to bolster military, boost Asia ties to counter China

With the aid of Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will improve its armed forces spending in coming years, shopping for early-warning planes, seaside-assault vehicles and troop-carrying plane, while seeking nearer ties with Asian companions to counter a more militarily assertive China. The planned 2.6 % elevate […]

 
 

Egyptians to vote on constitution January 14-15

Egyptians to vote on constitution January 14-15

By way of Omar Fahmy CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians will vote on a new structure on January 14 and 15, pushing on with the army-backed govt's plan for transition back to democracy after its overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The brand new file is designed to replace one […]

 
 

Mandela’s body cheered at Qunu ahead of Sunday burial

Mandela’s body cheered at Qunu ahead of Sunday burial

With the aid of Ed Cropley QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) – The body of Nelson Mandela arrived on Saturday at his ancestral residence of Qunu in South Africa's Japanese Cape, the place it was once greeted via singing, dancing local residents ahead of the anti-apartheid chief's state funeral set for […]