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Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said Internet service providers should be regulated more like public utilities to make sure they grant equal access to all content providers, touching off intense protests from cable and telecoms companies and Republican lawmakers.

U.S. judge rejects BP bid to oust Gulf spill claims chief

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:18
(Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

U.S. releases low 2015 Obamacare enrollment forecast

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration on Monday dramatically cut expectations for 2015 Obamacare enrollment, saying it aims to have a total of 9.1 million people enrolled in government-backed federal and state health insurance marketplaces next year.

Israeli soldier and woman stabbed to death by Palestinians

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:54
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

China's Xi, Japan's Abe hold landmark meeting

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:52
BEIJING (Reuters) - After an awkward handshake, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held formal talks on Monday for the first time since the two leaders took office, a breakthrough in efforts to improve ties between the Asian rivals.

Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:43
(Reuters) - Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices.

Ukraine's currency plunges as ceasefire fears grow

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:13
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's currency lost nearly 5 percent of its value on Monday after a weekend that saw the heaviest shelling in a month hit the main rebel stronghold in the east and signs that Moscow had dispatched troops and tanks to reinforce separatists.

Iran and West end round of nuclear talks, outcome unclear

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:00
MUSCAT (Reuters) - Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran's nuclear program on Monday with no immediate sign they had bridged gaps ahead of a Nov. 24 deadline for an agreement.

U.S. Postal Service data breach may compromise staff, customer details

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, as well as data on customers who contacted its call center during the first eight months of this year.

Defiant Mexican attorney general says would repeat massacre gaffe

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:31
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Despite sparking outrage by saying he had "had enough" when grilled by reporters over the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers, Mexico's attorney general was unrepentant on Monday and said he would do it all again.

U.S., allies launch barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies launched a barrage of attacks against Islamic State over the weekend, conducting 23 air strikes in Syria and 18 in Iraq against the militant group since Friday, U.S. Central Command said.

Austrian forensic experts may shed light on Mexico massacre

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:50
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian forensics experts who helped solve the mystery of Russia's murdered imperial family could soon shed light on the apparent massacre of 43 Mexican students through analysis of the tiniest of DNA fragments from badly burned remains.

Cameron says Britain should not stay in EU 'come what may'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:39
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that Britain should not be willing to stay in the European Union "come what may", as his main political rival said the promise of a referendum on membership of the bloc was creating uncertainty for businesses.

New bank rules proposed to end 'too big to fail'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:55
BASEL Switzerland/LONDON (Reuters) - Banks may have to scrap dividends and rein in bonuses if they breach new rules designed to ensure that creditors rather than taxpayers pick up the bill when big lenders collapse.

Spain, Catalonia to try dialogue after acrimonious independence vote

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:23
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Two years into a political and legal battle over Catalonia's future that entered a new phase with a disputed independence vote, Spain's central government and regional authorities in Barcelona are preparing to try something new: dialogue.

Nissan expands U.S. recall for faulty Takata air bags to 52,738 vehicles

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:30
DETROIT (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is expanding the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger air bags that could explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel at occupants.

Suicide bomber kills dozens at school assembly in Nigeria

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:22
POTISKUM Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said.

Obama says momentum building on 'historic' trans-Pacific trade deal

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:53
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he sees momentum building for a Washington-backed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific, after arriving in Beijing on the first leg of an eight-day Asia tour.

Syria's Assad says U.N. envoy's local ceasefire plan 'worth studying': state media

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:51
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that a proposal by an international peace mediator to implement local ceasefires starting in the northern city of Aleppo was "worth studying", state media said.

Iranian-built copy of U.S. drone takes first flight: IRNA

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:00
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian copy of a U.S. reconnaissance drone captured in 2011 has taken its first flight, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday.