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Exclusive: Haiti PM-designate vows to build trust to resolve political crisis

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 10:51
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The man poised to become Haiti’s next prime minister has vowed to build trust between opposition groups and the government to resolve a political crisis over long-delayed elections.

Islamic State kills 24 Kurds in surprise attack in North Iraq

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 06:21
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 24 members of the Kurdish security forces in a surprise attack in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said, in one of the deadliest single battles for the Kurds since last summer.

Japan readies record $800 billion 2015-16 budget: sources

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 05:23
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government will propose a record budget for next fiscal year of more than $800 billion but cut borrowing for a third year, government officials said on Sunday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to maintain growth while curbing the heaviest debt burden in the industrial world.

Suicide attack at Lebanese cafe kills at least seven

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:19
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on a cafe in the Lebanese city of Tripoli killed at least seven people on Saturday, the latest violence to hit a region repeatedly buffeted by violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Exclusive: Volvo to sell Chinese-made cars in U.S. this year - execs

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 01:30
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volvo Car Group plans to export a Chinese-made midsize sedan this year to the United States, and is starting to weigh the possibility of building a vehicle factory in the United States, people familiar with the Chinese-owned automaker’s plans said.






Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: sources

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 01:27
PARIS (Reuters) - A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday.

Oil-driven Asian bond rally could boomerang

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 01:06
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Plunging oil prices have sparked a big rally in Asian government bond markets as lower fuel costs cut inflation expectations, but the rally could be built on shallow foundations as monetary policymakers remain out of step with tumbling bond yields.

Serbian PM accuses EU of backing anti-government media

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 01:05
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's prime minister accused European Union's officials late on Saturday of orchestrating a campaign against the government after a regional news organization published a critical article about the reconstruction of a key coal mine.






Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: sources

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 17:59
PARIS (Reuters) - A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday.






Suicide attack at Lebanese cafe kills at least seven

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 16:08
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on a cafe in the Lebanese city of Tripoli killed at least seven people on Saturday, the latest violence to hit a region repeatedly buffeted by violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria.






UK Prime Minister Cameron to visit Washington next week

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 15:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will have meetings with President Barack Obama next week during a two-day visit to Washington, the White House said on Saturday.

Libya's factions agree to new talks in Geneva next week

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 15:44
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's factions have agreed to a new round of U.N.-backed negotiations to attempt to end the conflict destabilizing the North African country three years after Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in a civil war.






Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:49
MAIDUGURI/KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said.

Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:11
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders.






SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:05
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off on Saturday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.






Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 13:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a U.S. company.

North Korea offers to suspend nuclear tests if U.S. suspends military drills

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:04
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to suspend nuclear tests if the United States agreed to call off annual military drills held jointly with South Korea, but Washington rejected the proposal as a veiled threat.






Around 35,000 Germans rally in Dresden against racism and xenophobia

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:24
DRESDEN (Reuters) - A rally against racism and xenophobia on Saturday drew tens of thousands of people in the eastern German city of Dresden, which has become the center of anti-immigration protests organized by a new grassroots movement called PEGIDA.

U.S.-led air strikes focus on Kobani, Syria: U.S. military

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American-led forces launched 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria since Friday, all but one of them near the contested city of Kobani, the U.S. military said.

Russia says Ukraine has violated loan terms: agencies

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:15
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine has violated the terms of a $3 billion Russian loan but Moscow has not yet decided whether to demand early repayment, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted on Saturday as saying.