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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 […]

 
 

Asian nations call for freedom of air, seas as U.S.-China maritime near-collision revealed

Asian nations call for freedom of air, seas as U.S.-China maritime near-collision revealed

Via Elaine Lies and David Alexander TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japan and Southeast Asian nations known as for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China’s armed forces assertiveness raises regional tensions and after U.S. and Chinese language warships narrowly refrained from collision in the disputed South China Sea. […]

 
 

Leaders gather, thousands sing in rain in farewell to Mandela

Leaders gather, thousands sing in rain in farewell to Mandela

By means of Stella Mapenzauswa and David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined heaps of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial with a view to have fun his present for uniting enemies throughout political and […]

 
 

Spanish journalist, photographer kidnapped in Syria

Combatants linked to al Qaeda kidnapped a Spanish journalist and a photographer in a rebel-held eastern Syrian metropolis in September, El Mundo newspaper pronounced on Tuesday. Journalist Javier Espinosa and photographer Ricardo Garcia were taken via rebel crew the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on September sixteen […]

 
 

Tearful Thai PM urges protesters to take part in election

Tearful Thai PM urges protesters to take part in election

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Top Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-executive demonstrators to clear the streets and strengthen a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down inside 24 hours. After weeks of every now […]