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02/28/2015 -  China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive - 12:23 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday.







02/27/2015 -  Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta' - 10:20 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.


02/27/2015 -  Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - 08:11 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday.







02/27/2015 -  U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq - 07:16 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts.


02/27/2015 -  Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official - 06:55 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


02/27/2015 -  U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties - 06:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago.







02/27/2015 -  U.S. bill links Hong Kong economic privileges to autonomy - 05:51 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. legislators reintroduced a bill on Friday aimed at putting pressure on China to ensure autonomy and human rights in Hong Kong.







02/27/2015 -  British TV shows student picture of 'Jihadi John' in baseball cap - 05:43 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - British television broadcast the first picture of Mohammed Emwazi as a student on Friday, showing the man identified as the Islamic State "Jihadi John" killer with a mustache and goatee beard wearing a large baseball cap.


02/27/2015 -  Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - 05:34 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead meters from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday.







02/27/2015 -  U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training: Pentagon - 05:09 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday.


02/27/2015 -  Libyan aircraft crashes near Tunisian border: state news agency - 05:07 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - An aircraft from Libyan forces controlling Tripoli crashed near the Tunisian border and may have been shot down, Tunisia's state news agency TAP reported on Friday.


02/27/2015 -  U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties - 04:31 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago.







02/27/2015 -  Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official - 04:22 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiations on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have advanced substantially, but difficult issues remain and a senior U.S. official said he did not expect a deal in the coming week.







02/27/2015 -  Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat - 03:47 PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds.







02/27/2015 -  Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta' - 03:30 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, and delivered a boost to a government battered by gang violence.







02/27/2015 -  Teacher denies radicalizing Canadian teens headed to Syria - 02:47 PM

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat denied on Friday he had radicalized Canadian teens believed to have headed to Syria to fight with Islamic State, saying his school had only brief contact with one of the six students.


02/27/2015 -  American blogger killed in Bangladesh machete attack - 02:22 PM

DHAKA (Reuters) - Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death an American critic of religious extremism in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.







02/27/2015 -  China questions U.S. threat of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan - 02:16 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China on Friday questioned the logic behind a U.S. push to create a United Nations sanctions regime for South Sudan while warring parties there negotiate a power-sharing deal to end the conflict in the country, the world's newest state.







02/27/2015 -  Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail bombing probe - 02:07 PM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - There is no evidence that President Cristina Fernandez tried to whitewash Iran's purported involvement in a deadly 1994 bombing, an Argentine judge told Reuters in an interview on Thursday after dismissing the case.







02/27/2015 -  Libyan PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group - 02:01 PM

CAIRO/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so that "the Libyan people kill each other".


 


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