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Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One: sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg Media and White House staff board Air Force One for an early morning departure with U.S. President Barack Obama to India, at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington January 24, 2015. The decision comes a month after Boeing said it would slow production of the 747-8 aircraft from 1.5 a month to 1.3 a month.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @ICTBiz_dmccoy: Reuters reporting USAF will pick @Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

Reuters reporting USAF will pick @Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One: sources reut.rs/1EPYzHB

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Inside Kobani | Reuters.com

reuters.com — Fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units patrol on a motorcycle in the streets of the northern Syrian town of Kobani, January 28, 2015. Kurdish forces battled Islamic State fighters outside Kobani on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, a day after Kurds said they had taken full control of the northern Syrian town following a four-month battle.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @wrightr: Stunning series photos of #Kobani in ruins by @reuters. Gotta see #5. reuters.com/news/picture/i…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: PHOTOS: Inside Kobani after Kurdish forces lifted a four-month siege by Islamic State. reut.rs/1uBkoVm pic.twitter.com/Ub20mjvcS9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: PHOTOS: Inside Kobani after Kurdish forces lifted a four-month siege by Islamic State. reut.rs/1uBkoVm http://t.co/Ub20mjvcS9

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Anti-tank missile fired at Israeli military vehicle on Lebanon frontier: army

reuters.com — JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An anti-tank missile was fired at an Israeli military vehicle near the Lebanon border on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.Israel's Channel 2 television said the vehicle was hit
Jan 28, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence reut.rs/1zagiaX via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence reut.rs/1zagiaX via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

2 Israeli soldiers, Spanish peacekeeper killed in border attacks, raising threat of wider Hezbollah-Israel conflict reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @LukeReuters: Burnt out #Israeli military vehicles at the site of the #Hezbollah missile attack today: reuters.com/article/2015/0… http://t.co/Vpl4LF9qRl

Jan 28, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Germans in shock as new Greek leader starts with a bang

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Marko Djurica Newly appointed Greek Prime Minister and winner of the Greek parliamentary elections, Alexis Tsipras (2nd L), walks with members of his cabinet in Athens, January 27, 2015. The move did not go unnoticed in Berlin. Nor did Tsipras's decision hours later to receive the Russian ambassador before meeting any other foreign official.

EU to extend Russia sanctions, add new names, prepare new steps

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pavel Golovkin/Pool Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his counterpart from Venezuela Nicolas Maduro at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, January 15, 2015. EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine and an offensive by Russian-backed separatists.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @MaxTrudo: Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation reut.rs/1CyaBpl via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation reut.rs/1CyaBpl via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Exclusive: EU plans to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation reut.rs/1CyaBpl

Jan 28, 2015

RT @reuters: Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation reut.rs/1CyaBpl

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Jordan says ready to release Iraqi woman militant if pilot released

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed Mother of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture as she takes part in a demonstration demanding that the Jordanian government negotiate with Islamic state and for the release of her son, in front of the prime minister's building in Amman, January 27, 2015.
Jan 28, 2015

Jordan says ready to free Iraqi militant if pilot released reut.rs/1tp4guH via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ReutersMariS: Reuters story from Amman. No word on Goto. Jordan says ready to release Iraqi woman militant if pilot released reut.rs/1tp4guH

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ReutersMariS: Reuters story from Amman. No word on Goto. Jordan says ready to release Iraqi woman militant if pilot released reut.rs/1tp4guH

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Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite militias executed 72 Sunnis

in.reuters.com — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Survivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @nedmparker1: Iraqi survivors of alleged massacre by miliitia and security elements speak: "I saw them falling like domino pieces"tinyurl.com/lyxxlgb

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nedmparker1: #Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi orders investigation into alleged massacre of 72 Sunnis in Diyala province. tinyurl.com/lyxxlgb

Jan 28, 2015

#Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi orders investigation into alleged massacre of 72 Sunnis in Diyala province. tinyurl.com/lyxxlgb

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nedmparker1: Iraqi survivors of alleged massacre by miliitia and security elements speak: "I saw them falling like domino pieces"tinyurl.com/lyxxlgb

Jan 28, 2015

Iraqi survivors of alleged massacre by miliitia and security elements speak: "I saw them falling like domino pieces"tinyurl.com/lyxxlgb

Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Steve Nesius/Files 1 of 2. Delegates celebrate as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this September 6, 2012 file photo.
Jan 28, 2015

Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama reut.rs/15N2XL1 via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

How Obama has protected blue states like RI from the deepest spending cuts ordered by Congress: reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

Interesting! Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama reut.rs/15N2XL1 via @reuters #@muniland

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Greek PM Tsipras says has mandate for radical change

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis Greece's newly-appointed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras places his hand on his heart during a ceremony at the Kessariani shooting range site where hundreds of members of the Greek Resistance were executed by Nazi occupation forces during World War II in Athens, January 26, 2015.
Jan 28, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatizations, markets tumble reut.rs/15NIohk via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

RT @deepababington: Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble reut.rs/15NIohk via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble reut.rs/15NIohk via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

See! Radical! RT @Hugodixon: Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble reut.rs/15NIohk via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble reut.rs/15NIohk via @reuters

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Iran names new U.N. ambassador months after U.S. bans first choice

reuters.com — Khoshroo served as a deputy foreign minister from 2002 to 2005 during the presidency of reformist Mohammad Khatami and helped him with the U.N. intercultural "Alliance of Civilizations" project, Tasnim said on Wednesday. The United States, which hosts the United Nations, said in April that Iran's first candidate, Hamid Abutalebi was unacceptable given his role in a 444-day crisis in which Iranian students stormed the U.S.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @lou_reuters: #Iran names new U.N. ambassador months after U.S. bans first choice reut.rs/15OXxzd via @reuters @mmoghtader

Jan 28, 2015

#Iran names new U.N. ambassador months after U.S. bans first choice reut.rs/15OXxzd via @reuters @mmoghtader

Jan 28, 2015

Iran names new U.N. ambassador months after U.S. bans first choice reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jan 28, 2015

Months after row with Obama administration, Iran appoints a new UN ambassador ca.reuters.com/article/topNew…

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Cuba's Castro urges Obama to use executive powers to ease embargo

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Costa Rica Presidency/Handout via Reuters Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) arrives at the Juan Santamaria international airport in Alajuela in this January 27, 2015 handout photo by the Costa Rica Presidency.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: Cuba's Castro urges Obama to use executive powers to ease embargo reut.rs/1zYNapW

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: Cuba's Castro urges Obama to use executive powers to ease embargo reut.rs/1zYNapW

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Reuters: Cuba's Castro urges Obama to use executive powers to ease embargo reut.rs/1zYNapW

Israel tells U.N. will defend itself against Hezbollah

reuters.com — "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis," Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "Israel will not accept any attacks on its territory and it will exercise its right to self-defense and take all necessary measures to protect its population," he added.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @DavidKenner: Israel to UN: "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis...will exercise its right to self-defense." reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

Israel to UN: "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis...will exercise its right to self-defense." reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Inside Kobani | The Wider Image | Reuters

widerimage.reuters.com — A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) flashes a V-sign as he patrols the streets in the northern Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces took control of the town on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although the United States said the four-month battle was not yet over.

Supreme Court agrees to block Oklahoma executions

reuters.com — The court's action means that convicted killers Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole will not be put to death using the sedative they object to until after the Supreme Court decides whether the procedure violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @reportedly: Supreme Court agrees to block Oklahoma executions reut.rs/15Qjyxk via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

RT @reportedly: Supreme Court agrees to block Oklahoma executions reut.rs/15Qjyxk via @reuters

UPDATE 1-Ukraine appoints Lazard as restructuring adviser - sources

reuters.com — By Christopher Spink LONDON, Jan 28 (IFR) - Ukraine has hired Lazard to advise on talks with bondholders about a possible restructuring of its debt, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday. The country's finance minister Natalia Yaresko confirmed that Ukraine was seeking to speak to creditors about options around its estimated US$70bn of sovereign debt last week.

Fed seen remaining patient with rate guidance amid global turmoil

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington October 28, 2014. The Fed's first two-day policy meeting of the year concludes on Wednesday, and policymakers will likely restate their "patient" approach to raising rates, while also voicing faith that the economy will continue improving.
Jan 28, 2015

Fed upbeat on U.S. economy despite global turmoil reut.rs/1CfESL2 via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

RT @jennablan: Fed upbeat on U.S. economy despite global turmoil reut.rs/1CfESL2 via @reuters

Jan 28, 2015

Weak overseas growth? low inflation? no problem, Fed says, sticking to patience on rates: reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

Fed keeps patient approach to hiking rates despite global turmoil reut.rs/1CfESL2 via @reuters #FED #centralbanks #stocks

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LSE to put Russell Investments up for sale for $1.4 billion

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013. The exchange operator has tapped Barclays (BARC.L) to sell the business, according to the sources, who wished to remain anonymous because they are unauthorized to speak to the media.
Jan 28, 2015

LSE to put Russell Investments up for sale for $1.4 billion reut.rs/1zczDIv

Jan 28, 2015

RT @jtoonkel: EXCLUSIVE: LSE to put Russell for sale for $1.4 bln after talks with a few firms, including CIBC @reuters reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: LSE to put Russell for sale for $1.4 bln after talks with a few firms, including CIBC @reuters reuters.com/article/2015/0…

U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

reuters.com — Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein catalogued abuses blamed on both sides, including Israeli shelling of hospitals, of schools housing displaced people and of a group of children playing hide-and-seek on a beach.
Jan 28, 2015

U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AmySpiro: Quite amazing that none of the human rights violations the UN has against Gaza include "firing rockets at civilians" reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AmySpiro: Quite amazing that none of the human rights violations the UN has against Gaza include "firing rockets at civilians" reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Neil Hall Logos for Shell are seen on a garage forecourt in central London March 6, 2014. Esawi told a press conference in Baghdad the Nibras complex, which is expected to come on line within five to six years, would make Iraq the largest petrochemical producer in the Middle East.
Jan 28, 2015

RT@FailyLukman: Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq Reuters (Saif Hameed): reut.rs/1yNBjsQ

Jan 28, 2015

War? What war? Shell signs a $11B deal to build a petrochemical in Iraq. reut.rs/1tougGt @reuters (but it's in Basra)

Jan 28, 2015

RT @FailyLukman: Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq Reuters (Saif Hameed): reut.rs/1yNBjsQ