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Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, June 2, 2014. Reuters reported on Friday that the U.S.
Oct 21, 2014

the NSA official who had been allowed to put in 20 hrs/wk at Keith Alexander's startup isn't working there anymore reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

I'm a big fan of walk-back statements that begin "While we understand we did everything right..." reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @froomkin: Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official reut.rs/1wiII0w via @reuters

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Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

reuters.com — The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have shot, buried alive or sold into slavery by IS militants, who regard them as devil-worshippers. The IS militants originally attacked the area around Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, in August.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @jenanmoussa: Yazidis were shot, buried alive &sold as slaves by ISIS. Now again ISIS advances against Yazidis on #Sinjar mountain http:…

Oct 21, 2014

Again...Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain reut.rs/124WAkX via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

While the whole world is focused on #Kobani, Islamic State advances against Yazidis in #Iraq's Sinjar mountains reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jenanmoussa: Yazidis were shot, buried alive &sold as slaves by ISIS. Now again ISIS advances against Yazidis on #Sinjar mountain http:…

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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer Police vehicles are parked next to debris in the Anbar province town of Hit, October 6, 2014. The vast desert region - where Sunni tribes rose up in 2006 and 2007 to drive out al-Qaeda with the Americans - has throughout 2014 been parcelled up, city by military camp, before the Iraqi government and U.S.
Oct 21, 2014

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again reut.rs/1wi0n8y via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonszep: Diplomat says ISIS in Iraq's Anbar province now so strong "they are like an octopus stuck to your face" reut.rs/1wi0n8y @nedmparker1

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonszep: Diplomat says ISIS in Iraq's Anbar province now so strong "they are like an octopus stuck to your face" reut.rs/1wi0n8y @nedmparker1

Oct 21, 2014

Consumed by Islamic State, #Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again via @nedmparker1 reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

"I swear I’ll take back Falluja if they give us the weapons." // reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

in.reuters.com — NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @charlesornstein: Good news for Nina Pham. RT Reuters_Health: Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair reut.rs/1CSaUbM

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RT @charlesornstein: Good news for Nina Pham. RT Reuters_Health: Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair reut.rs/1CSaUbM

Oct 21, 2014

RT @charlesornstein: Good news for Nina Pham. RT Reuters_Health: Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair reut.rs/1CSaUbM

Oct 21, 2014

Good news for Nina Pham. RT Reuters_Health: Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair reut.rs/1CSaUbM

What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money

reuters.com — Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 million users, is such a hot property that Microsoft Corp recently forked out $2.5 billion for its maker, Mojang AB. Players build their own worlds via game systems, smartphones, tablets and computers using virtual Lego-like pieces.

Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Enrique De La Osa 1 of 2. Cuban doctor Leonardo Fernandez, 63, who departs tomorrow for Liberia posses for a picture in Havana October 21, 2014. "There have been fights breaking out, heated arguments, with some doctors asking, 'How come my colleague gets to go and I can't?'" doctor Adrian Benitez, 46, said on Tuesday just hours before he was due to board a plane for Liberia.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @danieljtrotta: Cuban doctors fought to serve on #Ebola mission. Of 15,000 volunteers, only 256 chosen. reut.rs/1wislAY #cuba #tweetsfromcuba

Oct 21, 2014

RT @danieljtrotta: Cuban doctors on their way to Ebola mission consider themselves lucky. reut.rs/1wislAY #cuba #tweetsfromcuba

Oct 21, 2014

RT @KarenAttiah: RT @danieljtrotta: Cuban doctors fought to serve on #Ebola mission. 15,000 volunteers, 256 chosen. reut.rs/1wislAY

Oct 21, 2014

Cuban doctors fought to serve on #Ebola mission. Of 15,000 volunteers, only 256 chosen. reut.rs/1wislAY #cuba #tweetsfromcuba

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Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency 1 of 2. Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago October 20, 2014. Swedish forces have been scouring the sea off Stockholm since Friday, after what the military called three credible reports of activity by foreign submarines or divers using an underwater vehicle.
Oct 21, 2014

So this is happening RT @IlvesToomas: Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on reut.rs/125DMlE @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Sweden working on two new sightings that could be suspected "foreign underwater activity": reut.rs/125WZUi pic.twitter.com/euBU1g1bKf

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Sweden working on two new sightings that could be suspected "foreign underwater activity": reut.rs/125WZUi pic.twitter.com/euBU1g1bKf

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on reut.rs/1oqSePf

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on reut.rs/1oqSePf

Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could act as soon as December - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are pictured in Frankfurt June 6, 2013. The ECB has already carried out work on such purchases, which would widen out the private-sector asset-buying program it began on Monday - stimulus it is deploying to try to foster lending to businesses and thereby support the euro zone economy.
Oct 21, 2014

Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could act as soon as December - sources reut.rs/122QBNm via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

ECB considers buying corporate bonds to revive European economy, @reuters reported earlier. reut.rs/122QBNm

Oct 21, 2014

Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could act as soon as December - sources reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

#ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could act as soon as December - sources reut.rs/122QBNm via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jennablan: Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys reut.rs/122QBNm via @reuters

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U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Suhaib Salem A Palestinian man looks out of his heavily damaged house at neighbouring houses which witnesses said were destroyed during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 3, 2014.
Oct 21, 2014

What did the last one achieve? > @Reuters: UN to investigate Israel's latest attacks in Gaza reut.rs/1sLULC6 pic.twitter.com/Fv8PlvaoQk

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: U.N. to begin investigation into Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in Gaza: reut.rs/1sLULC6 pic.twitter.com/vTkVmpc8lb

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: U.N. to begin investigation into Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in Gaza: reut.rs/1sLULC6 pic.twitter.com/vTkVmpc8lb

Cut off | The Wider Image | Reuters

widerimage.reuters.com — Artist Pyotr Pavlensky holds a knife after cutting of a part of his ear at the Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry. In an action titled "Segregation," Pavlensky protested against the use of psychiatry for politically motivated purposes.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: PHOTOS: Artist Pyotr Pavlensky cuts off his own ear in a Moscow protest. reut.rs/1Dx9G7Q pic.twitter.com/RNDCXXyhN9

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RT @Reuters: PHOTOS: Artist Pyotr Pavlensky cuts off his own ear in a Moscow protest. reut.rs/1Dx9G7Q pic.twitter.com/RNDCXXyhN9

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: PHOTOS: Artist Pyotr Pavlensky cuts off his own ear in a Moscow protest. reut.rs/1Dx9G7Q pic.twitter.com/RNDCXXyhN9

U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

reuters.com — Dropping tobacco from the investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would prevent tobacco companies taking action against any TPP government under those legal protections, for example over health care measures. Marlboro maker Philip Morris International is challenging Australia's plain packaging laws, which ban branded cigarette packs, under the country's investment treaty with Hong Kong, arguing that the laws breach intellectual property rights.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReutersOz: U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources reut.rs/1wiBjOR via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources reut.rs/1wiBrh7 via @reuters #ausbiz #TPP

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources #TPP reuters.com/article/idUSL2…

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New York October 11, 2014. The restrictions, to take effect on Wednesday, will subject affected travelers to temperature tests among other protocols at New York's JFK, New Jersey's Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago's O'Hare international airports.
Oct 21, 2014

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports reut.rs/1wiedYA

Oct 21, 2014

What cld possibly go wrong w/ this plan? "U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region thru 5 airports" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. to funnel travelers from #Ebola-hit region through five airports reut.rs/1widCX0 via @reuters

NY Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks four years before scandal: report

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Simon Newman The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London, January 28, 2014. J.P. Morgan (JPM.N) incurred around $2 billion in losses due to a complex trading strategy involving credit derivatives in Europe that year, in a case that became known as the London Whale.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @annsaphir: Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector (updates from @Jonathanspicer @FlahertyReuters) reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector (updates from @Jonathanspicer @FlahertyReuters) reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @aviswanatha: NY Fed examiners found London Whale risks at JPM in 2008 but did not conduct planned follow-up examinations reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ahmannt: #Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks years before scandal: inspector general reut.rs/1247BmF @FlahertyReuters @jonathanspicer @reuters

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Images from Hubble

reuters.com — Striking images from the Hubble Telescope.

Egypt court sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih Al Jazeera journalists (L-R) Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy stand behind bars in a court in Cairo June 1, 2014. The journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding a terrorist organization in a verdict that was widely condemned internationally.

Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

reuters.com — A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies with gunshot wounds. The head of the local police unit said youth had shot at officers with shotguns but denied anyone had been shot dead. (Reporting by Umaru Fofana; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn)
Oct 21, 2014

RT @BateFelix: Curfew in #SierraLeone town after a suspected case of #Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting reut.rs/ZF3knQ via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

Curfew in #SierraLeone town after a suspected case of #Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting reut.rs/ZF3knQ via @reuters

SAC's Martoma must begin prison sentence despite appeal: U.S. judge

reuters.com — U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in New York denied Martoma's request for bail pending his appeal, as well as a separate request to delay his surrender date of Nov. 10 in order to give him time to seek bail from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @josephax: SAC's Martoma loses bid for bail pending appeal of insider trading conviction, set for prison Nov. 10 reuters.com/article/2014/1… @Reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @josephax: SAC's Martoma loses bid for bail pending appeal of insider trading conviction, set for prison Nov. 10 reuters.com/article/2014/1… @Reuters

Oct 21, 2014

SAC's Martoma loses bid for bail pending appeal of insider trading conviction, set for prison Nov. 10 reuters.com/article/2014/1… @Reuters

Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: U.N.

reuters.com — "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after returning from a recent visit to Iraq.

Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp

reuters.com — Haroon Aswat, 40, was arraigned in federal court in New York on four counts, including conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and providing such support, after his extradition from Britain earlier in the day. Wearing a blue jumpsuit several sizes too big and sporting long, curly hair, Aswat in a quiet voice entered a plea of not guilty to each count.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nateraymond: Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp @josephax @reuters reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 21, 2014

Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp @josephax @reuters reuters.com/article/idUSKC…