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10/07/2015 -  Brazil's Rousseff suffers new setback over austerity - 01:00 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff failed to get enough support in Congress on Wednesday for her efforts to rebalance the country's overdrawn public accounts in yet another setback for the besieged leader.

10/07/2015 -  Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault on insurgents - 12:58 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.

10/07/2015 -  Less than half of Ivorian candidates sign election code of conduct - 12:54 PM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Less than half the candidates in this month's Ivory Coast presidential election signed a good conduct pledge on Wednesday as some opposition politicians said the vote would not be democratic and risked turning violent.

10/07/2015 -  Brazil Supreme Court rejects Rousseff government bid to delay accounts ruling - 12:49 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday an injunction filed by President Dilma Rousseff's government seeking to delay a federal audit court ruling on her administration's 2014 accounts.

10/07/2015 -  Merkel, Hollande plead for unity in face of EU crises - 12:45 PM

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, in a rare joint address to the EU parliament, called for unity in Europe on Wednesday to tackle a series of crises that have shaken the bloc to its core.

10/07/2015 -  Obama apologizes for Afghan hospital attack, MSF demands independent probe - 12:44 PM

GENEVA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontieres on Wednesday demanded an independent international commission to investigate the deadly U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and President Barack Obama apologized to the medical charity.

10/07/2015 -  Private palaces: Russia moves to hide property data - 12:20 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian officials lampooned by anti-corruption activists for living in opulent mansions are moving to cover their tracks by limiting access to public data about property ownership.

10/07/2015 -  U.S.-led coalition aircraft re-routed to avoid Russians: Pentagon - 11:53 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition aircraft bombing Islamist militants in Syria were re-routed at least once in the last six days to avoid a close encounter with Russian planes, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.

10/07/2015 -  Netanyahu cancels German visit as violence spreads across Israel - 11:51 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's prime minister canceled a visit to Germany on Wednesday after a spate of attacks that included the stabbing of an Israeli soldier by a suspected Palestinian militant who police said was then shot dead by special forces.

10/07/2015 -  Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce - 11:47 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday pro-Russian separatists had violated a ceasefire in the east of the country by firing an anti-tank missile and wounding four soldiers, even as President Petro Poroshenko hailed a "real truce".

10/07/2015 -  Putin marks 63rd birthday with ice hockey match, Syria war briefing - 11:30 AM

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday on Wednesday in his favorite Black Sea resort of Sochi by taking part in an ice hockey match and holding a briefing on his country's military campaign in Syria.

10/07/2015 -  U.N. chief hails U.S. plan to release thousands of prisoners - 11:08 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations secretary-general welcomed on Wednesday a U.S. decision to release some 6,000 federal prisoners to ease overcrowding and provide redress for people who had received disproportionately long sentences for non-violent drug-related offenses.

10/07/2015 -  EU to step up deportations of economic migrants - 10:24 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will step up efforts to repatriate thousands of migrants fleeing poverty rather than war by speeding up deportations and exerting pressure on their home countries to take them back, an EU document says.

10/07/2015 -  Rights watchdog says second young Shi'ite faces beheading in Saudi - 09:59 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - International rights group Reprieve said on Tuesday that a second young Shi'ite man who was 17-years-old and a minor when he was arrested in 2012 faces execution by beheading in Saudi Arabia.

10/07/2015 -  Kurds say blood tests show Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq - 09:59 AM

ERBIL (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters fired mortar rounds containing mustard agent at Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq during clashes in August, the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, which oversees Kurdish armed forces there, said on Wednesday.

10/07/2015 -  Germany's Merkel warns EU against migrant crisis nationalism - 09:26 AM

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow leaders of European Union countries on Wednesday against succumbing to nationalism in tackling the bloc's migrant crisis.

10/07/2015 -  German asylum applications up 126 percent to 43,071 in September - 08:58 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's interior ministry said on Wednesday that it had received 43,071 applications for asylum in September, a 126 percent rise compared to the same month last year.

10/07/2015 -  Suicide bombers kill 17 in Damaturu city in northeastern Nigeria - 08:57 AM

DAMATURU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unidentified suicide bombers killed 17 people in three blasts in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Wednesday, a spokesman for the governor of Yobe state said.

10/07/2015 -  Furious but powerless, Turkey left smarting by Russian action in Syria - 08:43 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey may be furious about Russian incursions into its air space but beyond words of protest there is little it can do, with its dependence on Russian energy and trade keeping its hands tied, and its own Syria policy in disarray.

10/07/2015 -  Russian strikes put Syrian rebel enclave in firing line - 08:39 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - A week of Russian air strikes on Syria has left residents of the rebel-held town of Talbiseh, a strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, braced for a wider ground assault.


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