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11/27/2014 -  Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia - 09:36 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.


11/27/2014 -  Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks - 09:34 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis in Jerusalem's largest soccer stadium, other parts of the city and the occupied West Bank, though Hamas said it had no information on the allegations.







11/27/2014 -  Venezuela says 13 inmates die of overdose after robbing infirmary ward - 09:30 AM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Thirteen inmates have died after breaking into a Venezuelan jail's infirmary and ingesting medical products including antibiotics and pure alcohol in the latest outbreak of unrest in the country's turbulent prisons.


11/27/2014 -  Army splits that let Yemen's capital fall augur new risks - 09:12 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - As fighting raged at the First Armored Division's base in central Sanaa, General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar arrived in a motorcade at the general staff headquarters and entered the building shouting "Treason! Treason!".







11/27/2014 -  Explosion, gunfire heard in diplomatic quarter of Afghan capital - 09:07 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital shortly after 7 p.m., according to Reuters witnesses, who also heard gunfire after the blast.


11/27/2014 -  Romania PM loses coalition ally after election defeat - 08:59 AM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling coalition splintered on Thursday as an ethnic Hungarian party said it would quit the government in the wake of Prime Minister Victor Ponta's surprise defeat in this month's presidential election.







11/27/2014 -  UK media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army - 07:46 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


11/27/2014 -  Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks - 07:44 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.







11/27/2014 -  Burkina Faso's transitional government to review mine permits - 07:35 AM

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's transitional government will review some mine contracts signed under former President Blaise Compaore, responding to concerns that exploration permits were granted in opaque conditions, new mines minister Colonel Boubacar Ba said.


11/27/2014 -  Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul: officials - 07:30 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said.







11/27/2014 -  Majority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine: poll - 07:25 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A majority of Russians believe their country's troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.


11/27/2014 -  South Asia summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan - 07:19 AM

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid.







11/27/2014 -  Colombia could fail thousands in land return - Amnesty - 07:05 AM

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their land during five decades of war could lose out unless Colombia returns the property fairly and jails those responsible for driving families away from their homes, an Amnesty International official said.







11/27/2014 -  Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years - 06:48 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.


11/27/2014 -  Hong Kong student leaders banned from Mong Kok protest site - 06:08 AM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.







11/27/2014 -  Ten dead in disputed Kashmir's worst militant attack in more than a year - 05:46 AM

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing army uniforms on Thursday attacked an Indian army base near the border with Pakistan, leaving ten people dead in the worst militant violence in the disputed state of Kashmir in more than a year.







11/27/2014 -  Rajoy denies Spain is corrupt after minister resigns in graft case - 05:38 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appealed to Spaniards on Thursday not to regard their politicians as corrupt, after a minister became the first government casualty in a series of cases of alleged graft.







11/27/2014 -  Portugal's detained ex-PM Socrates rejects 'absurd' corruption charges - 05:36 AM

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's former prime minister Jose Socrates, arrested last week on corruption and tax fraud charges, was quoted on Thursday as saying the accusations against him were groundless and that his detention amounted to "gratuitous humiliation".


11/27/2014 -  Thai government delays draft rubber law amid farmers' discontent - 05:16 AM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government postponed debate on a draft rubber law on Thursday after coming under pressure from rubber farmers' groups to scrap the law, the deputy agriculture minister said.







11/27/2014 -  Greece tows migrant-packed ship to safety off Crete - 04:58 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek frigate has towed a disabled cargo ship packed with 700 migrants to safety just off the island of Crete on Thursday, in one of the biggest sea rescues mounted by the Mediterranean nation, coastguard officials said.







 


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