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U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

reuters.com — "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. No further details about the operation in the African country were immediately available.
Sep 01, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. forces carry out operation against AlQaeda affiliated al-Shabaab in Somalia reut.rs/1noFBOw via @reuters

Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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RPT-Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet -sources

reuters.com — By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.

Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst 1 of 3. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 1, 2014. But with economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, he is finding some measure of solace on the domestic front while a number of crises rage abroad.

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

reuters.com — South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S. delegation of lawmakers on the House of Representatives energy committee on Aug. 11 that tapping into the gusher of ultra-light, sweet crude emerging from places like Texas and North Dakota was a priority, the lawmakers said.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban reut.rs/1ubgIL7

Sep 01, 2014

RT @ReutersPolitics: Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban reut.rs/1q4ac8R

Sep 01, 2014

Lift #crude export ban S.Kor Pres Park urges Washington reminding US the 2 are free trade partners: reuters.com/article/2014/0… @valerievolco

Sep 01, 2014

Korean President Park to trio of U.S. Congressmen: ease the crude oil export ban: reuters.com/article/idUSKB… w/ @TimoGard

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Detained Americans in North Korea seek help in interviews with CNN

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/KCNA Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian missionary who has been detained in North Korea for more than a year, appears before a limited number of media outlets in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 20, 2014.

Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal 1 of 2. Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate after breaking a long siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014. The scenes in Amerli and the surrounding area of Suleiman Beg offered a window into the teamwork among Kurdish fighters, the Iraqi army and Shi'ite militias and into Iran's role in directly assisting their campaign against Islamic State (IS) forces.
Sep 01, 2014

ISIS seems to be accomplishing impossible: uniting US, Iran, Kurds + Iraqis in opposition. Fascinating @Reuters piece reut.rs/1lERnck

Sep 01, 2014

And the U.S. is their air force … RT @missy_ryan: Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of #Iraq town reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 01, 2014

Iranians play role in breaking ISIS siege of Iraqi town reut.rs/1x2huyT via @reuters

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Ireland demands review of U.N. Golan Heights mandate

reuters.com — Islamist fighters involved in Syria's three-year-old civil last week overran a crossing point in the line that has separated Israelis from Syrians in the Golan Heights since the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. Ireland's contingent, which is the most heavily armed element of the 1,200 strong multinational U.N.
Sep 01, 2014

Ireland, which has most heavily armed contingent in 1,200 strong mission, demands review of UN Golan Heights mandate reut.rs/1x28WrH

Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Eric Vidal Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif hold a news conference after a meeting at the Egmond Palace in Brussels September 1, 2014. "I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif told reporters.

Top Chinese university warns against criticising Communist Party: journal

reuters.com — The move by Peking University, which at one time was a bastion of free speech in China, underscores increasing anxiety of criticism among party leaders and is a sign of Chinese President Xi Jinping's politically conservative agenda.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @suilee: Crackdown on freedom of speech widens to Peking Uni Top Chinese university warns against criticising Communist Party reut.rs/1uk7H1q

Sep 01, 2014

RT @Colvinius: RT @suilee Crackdown on freedom of speech widens to Peking Uni' with warning against criticising Communist Party reut.rs/1uk7H1q

Sep 01, 2014

RT @suilee: Crackdown on freedom of speech widens to Peking Uni, warn against criticising Communist Party reut.rs/1uk7H1q #China

Sep 01, 2014

Peking U once liberal intellectual hotbed - esp in 1989 - now warns against criticizing Communist Party via @suilee reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @suilee: Crackdown on freedom of speech widens to Peking Uni Top Chinese uni warns vs criticising Communist Party reut.rs/1uk7H1q

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