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Afghan talks on unity government collapse

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ismail Afghan election workers count ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off in Kabul August 27, 2014. Under the terms of a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the runner-up in the disputed election will name a "chief executive" in a unity government conceived to keep the lid on political tensions.

U.N. to send investigators to Iraq to investigate Islamic State crimes

reuters.com — The forum adopted a resolution presented by France and Iraq without a vote, but South Africa's delegation said it disassociated itself from the text as it lacked balance. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the emergency session in Geneva.

Parents of seriously ill British boy resist extradition from Spain

uk.reuters.com — MADRID (Reuters) - The British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradite them to the United Kingdom, a judicial source said on Monday.
Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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INTERVIEW - Pakistan government considers decisive action against protesters

in.reuters.com — ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the defence minister said, warning demonstrators against storming government buildings.
Sep 01, 2014

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says a military coup would be a nightmare scenario. Interview to @Reuters #Pakistan in.reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 01, 2014

"Chances of the PM resigning? Zero,” @KhawajaMAsif . Chances of military coup: "Zero. Absolutely zero." #Pakistan in.reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

reuters.com — The arrest on Friday has fueled an already unusually bold push by some government supporters to hold officials accountable for the rising death toll among President Bashar al-Assad's loyalists. Before his disappearance, activist and lawyer Mudar Hassan Khadur represented a rare but growing voice of public dissent among Alawites, an offshoot sect of Shi'ite Islam to which Assad and many of his top military and security advisors belong.
Sep 01, 2014

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'We told you so' - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

uk.reuters.com — RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S.
Sep 01, 2014

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As ECB agonises over QE, markets are already half way there

reuters.com — ECB President Mario Draghi pledged on Aug. 7 to use all necessary means to avoid deflation, including "quantitative easing" if necessary. He upped the ante at a U.S. Federal Reserve symposium in Jackson Hole on Aug. 22 by insisting "all the available instruments" would be used to preserve stability.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @ReutersJamie: As the ECB agonises over QE, markets are already half way there. Draghi has to deliver: reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 01, 2014

As the ECB agonises over QE, markets are already half way there. Draghi has to deliver: reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down

uk.reuters.com — EU could suspend gas re-exports, cut industrial use * Russia meets almost a third of EU gas demand * Eastern Europe relies almost entirely on Russian imports By Henning Gloystein LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source told Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis.
Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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Britain 'deplores' Israel decision to claim West Bank land

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives in Downing Street in central London August 20, 2014. On Sunday, Israel announced the appropriation of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group said was the biggest such claim in 30 years.