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09/19/2014 -  French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State - 10:40 PM

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.







09/19/2014 -  Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members - 10:35 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is investigating a June shootout between the army and alleged gang members that killed 22 of the suspects, the attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday.


09/19/2014 -  Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali - 06:15 PM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.







09/19/2014 -  North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' - 06:10 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.


09/19/2014 -  Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election - 06:05 PM

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.







09/19/2014 -  Kiev, rebels agree to extra measures to ensure Ukraine cease-fire - 05:58 PM

MINSK (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists and representatives from Kiev and Moscow agreed on Saturday on further measures to ensure a cease-fire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.


09/19/2014 -  French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State - 05:33 PM

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.







09/19/2014 -  Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election - 05:22 PM

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.


09/19/2014 -  Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins - 05:04 PM

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom.







09/19/2014 -  U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict - 04:15 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.







09/19/2014 -  Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali - 03:20 PM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.


09/19/2014 -  Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia - 03:08 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations.


09/19/2014 -  Ex-El Salvador president to await graft trial in jail, not at home - 03:05 PM

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Former El Salvador President Francisco Flores was taken from his home in San Salvador where he was under house arrest to prison on Friday where he will remain until he faces trial on corruption charges.


09/19/2014 -  Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt - 02:22 PM

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.


09/19/2014 -  Syria militants kill captive Lebanese soldier, bomb kills two - 01:43 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a Twitter statement said on Friday.







09/19/2014 -  Mexican kingpin's brother among seven slain men in western state - 01:21 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The brother of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords was among seven dead men found on Friday in a violent western state that has been one of the biggest security headaches for President Enrique Pena Nieto.


09/19/2014 -  Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role - 01:12 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met international standards.







09/19/2014 -  Three years after Somali famine, new hunger crisis looms - 01:08 PM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When African peacekeepers and Somali troops launched an offensive against Islamist militants in Somalia's small seaside town of Marka, Rukia Nur and her 10 children joined the stream of thousands who have fled to the capital in past months.


09/19/2014 -  Bahrain says parties find common ground but Shi'ites say demands not met - 01:04 PM

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's Crown Prince said on Friday political parties had identified five areas of "common ground" including potential parliamentary and judicial reforms, in a bid to end years of instability in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab island state.







09/19/2014 -  Syria's Nusra Front kills captive Lebanese soldier: sources, statement - 12:56 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a statement on Twitter said on Friday.







09/19/2014 -  Air France says pilots may continue strike until September 26 - 12:50 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France said pilots protesting over cost cuts and a new expansion strategy for its Transavia unit gave notice that they may extend their strike until next Friday.


09/19/2014 -  Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State - 12:42 PM

DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey.







09/19/2014 -  Iran can no longer stall in nuclear talks: German foreign minister - 12:36 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran can no longer "play for time" in nuclear negotiations with six world powers that resumed on Friday, Germany's top diplomat said, two months ahead of a deadline for a deal that would end economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbing its atomic program.


09/19/2014 -  Suspect in Bali suitcase murder admits killing girlfriend's mother: police - 12:16 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A U.S. man detained in Bali has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase, police confirmed on Friday.







09/19/2014 -  Switzerland prepares to tighten screws on whistleblowers - 12:04 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland's parliament will consider a bill on Monday that critics say will tighten the rules on whistleblowers, shutting the door to what is often a last resort for people trying to stop wrongdoing and corruption.


 


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