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09/02/2014 -  Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties - 02:58 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November.


09/02/2014 -  Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage - 02:07 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.







09/02/2014 -  Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport - 02:05 PM

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week.







09/02/2014 -  U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city - 01:47 PM

WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. military and Defense Department officials said.







09/02/2014 -  Dutchman praised for MH17 crash handling in race for top EU job - 01:39 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Frans Timmermans, the Netherlands' nominee to join the European Commission, is an experienced Brussels hand who represents his country's last best hope of securing a top job in the European Union's executive.


09/02/2014 -  Judge orders immediate release from Spanish jail of ill British boy's parents - 01:26 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge has ordered the immediate release from custody of two British parents detained in Madrid for taking their seriously ill child out of hospital, a court source said on Tuesday, speeding a reunion with their five-year-old son.







09/02/2014 -  Japan's Abe to co-opt rival, draft more women in cabinet reshuffle - 01:22 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet on Wednesday, a rejig dictated more by political dynamics than policy matters.


09/02/2014 -  Yemen's Houthis reject government move to quell protests - 01:08 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president dismissed his government on Tuesday, proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources said, in moves to quell weeks of unrest by a rebel movement.


09/02/2014 -  Three killed, nine injured when Libyan war plane crashes in eastern city: medics - 01:00 PM

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Three people were killed and nine injured when a Libyan war plane crashed on Tuesday in a residential part of the eastern city of Tobruk, residents and medics said.


09/02/2014 -  Brazil squanders oil bonanza even as Rousseff declares victory - 12:40 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has put her government's oil policies front and center in her re-election campaign.







09/02/2014 -  African leaders seek fund to fight militant groups - 11:58 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - African leaders proposed on Tuesday creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria.







09/02/2014 -  End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace - 11:35 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.







09/02/2014 -  Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens - 11:10 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.







09/02/2014 -  Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing 'terrorist' raids - 10:58 AM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.


09/02/2014 -  EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance - 10:52 AM

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force.







09/02/2014 -  Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali - 10:41 AM

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Four United Nations soldiers were killed on Tuesday and a further 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in an area of northern Mali where attacks are on the rise, a spokesman for the country's U.N. mission said.


09/02/2014 -  EU's new leadership trio may surprise on upside - 10:31 AM

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At first sight, the European Union's new leadership team looks like a missed opportunity.







09/02/2014 -  Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources - 10:27 AM

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said.







09/02/2014 -  Syrian forces escalate assault on rebel-held Damascus district - 10:15 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and rights groups.


09/02/2014 -  Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament: witnesses - 10:03 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 100 relatives of Iraqi soldiers captured by Islamic State fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on Tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said.


09/02/2014 -  Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources - 09:39 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.







09/02/2014 -  U.S. military strike in Somalia targeted al Shabaab leader - 09:34 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An air strike in Somalia by U.S. armed forces targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they said it was unclear whether he was killed in the attack.







09/02/2014 -  Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers - 09:17 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.


09/02/2014 -  British parliament rejects Chinese call to halt Hong Kong democracy probe - 08:13 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy, a senior lawmaker said, warning that reforms there may violate a 1984 deal on the former British colony's sovereignty.


09/02/2014 -  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance - 08:10 AM

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.







 


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