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EU officials seek to limit impact of Russia's food import ban

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:23
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators on Monday began analyzing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Afghans tortured, killed by U.S. troops need justice: Amnesty

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:17
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. forces who have tortured or killed civilians in Afghanistan have not been brought to justice because of failures in the U.S. military justice system, human rights group Amnesty International said on Monday.

Former Thai PM returns home as legal threat lingers

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:25
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned home from a trip overseas, putting an end to speculation she would stay away from Thailand as prosecutors decide whether to indict her for mismanaging a state rice-buying scheme.

China rebuffs U.S. efforts on South China Sea tensions

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 02:54
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China appeared to rebuff pressure from the United States to rein in its assertive actions in the South China Sea on Sunday as Southeast Asian nations declined to overtly back Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative acts.

Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:25
WASHINGTON/McALLEN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central America is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans, who say the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, at least for a while.

Hawaii's governor defeated in primaries clouded by storms

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:18
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Incumbent Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie was soundly defeated in the state's Democratic primary, results showed on Sunday, in an election that came as the state was cleaning up from one powerful storm and preparing for another.






McDonald's, Yum release supplier data after China food safety scare

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 22:30
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites, following a request from Shanghai authorities after the latest food safety scare.






Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 17:57
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT.






Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 17:43
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said.






Erdogan's presidential win starts race for new Turkish government

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 17:30
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling party began deliberations on the shape of the next government on Monday after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history by winning the nation's first direct presidential election.

GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 17:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch linked to the death of a Georgia woman in 2010.

Hawaii's governor defeated in primaries clouded by storms

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:15
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Incumbent Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie was soundly defeated in the state's Democratic primary, results showed on Sunday, in an election that came as the state was cleaning up from one powerful storm and preparing for another.

Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:20
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Artillery shells slammed into the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces tightened the noose around the rebel-held redoubt and called on pro-Russian separatists to surrender.

Traders brace for research crackdown as easy money dries up

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 08:32
LONDON (Reuters) - Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe, who fear a further drop in business and more cost-cutting in an already tough environment.

At least 39 killed in Iranian plane crash

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 08:30
DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 39 people were killed on Sunday when an Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed after takeoff from Tehran's Mehrabad airport on a flight to Tabas in northeast Iran, state media reported.






China rebuffs U.S. efforts on South China Sea tensions

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:59
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China appeared to rebuff pressure from the United States to rein in its assertive actions in the South China Sea on Sunday as Southeast Asian nations declined to overtly back Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative acts.






Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:36
NAIROBI (Reuters) - War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.

Colorado governor fights to stave off GOP election challenge

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:12
DENVER (Reuters) - When Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper was elected governor four years ago, the ebullient former Denver mayor and brew-pub magnate could do little wrong.






Syria's Assad reappoints Halaqi as PM: state media

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:10
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reappointed Wael al-Halaqi as prime minister, state media reported on Sunday.

UK's Cameron will lose election on ethnic minority vote: Muslim ex-minister

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives will lose next year's election because they have neglected ethnic minority voters, Britain's first Muslim cabinet minister, who last week resigned over the government's Gaza policy, warned on Sunday.