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Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang 1 of 10. Pro-China activist Chang An-le, also known as 'White Wolf,' answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Taipei November 14, 2014. Picture taken November 14, 2014. In June, hundreds of those businessmen gathered in a hotel ballroom in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
Nov 27, 2014

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - good to see Reuters picking this up - reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @IlariaMariaSala: Today's must read is the Reuters report on the United Front tactics towards Taiwan: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @RobbieBarnett: Reuters describes basic United Front ops in Taiwan @Economyreports: "Special Report: China's shadowy agency" dlvr.it/7fKZPf

Nov 27, 2014

Then Hong Kong, now Taiwan. China's shadowy United Front "attack the heart" to seal return of the "renegade province" reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @PaulCarsten: The shadowy Chinese agency moving to thwart greater Taiwan independence & ultimately swallow it up reut.rs/1rp3QUp

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WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo (R) gestures before a special meeting of the General Council Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation at the WTO headquarters in Geneva November 27, 2014. The agreement means the WTO will introduce new standards for customs checks and border procedures.

Low expectations for oil output cut as OPEC meets

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna in this June 11, 2014 file photo. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi and his United Arab Emirates counterpart, Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui, said on Wednesday they expected the oil market to stabilize itself.
Nov 27, 2014

#Oil plummets to below $70; effects won't be felt immediately, but will likely drive big changes in world arena. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @rolakeakinkugbe: Game of Thrones in Oil. #OPEC unflinching reut.rs/1vRCc4b Oil plunges to $73.50. The battle for oil market supremacy- OPEC v Non-OPEC

Nov 27, 2014

Y mientras tanto, en el mundo real, los precios del petróleo caen y caen y caen... reuters.com/article/2014/1… ccp @jorgesuarezv

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Cricket: A sport left heartbroken by death of Hughes

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/David Gray/Files Australia's Phil Hughes celebrates reaching his century during the one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in this January 11, 2013 file photo. A game that is synonymous with the values of fair play and sportsmanship was left heartbroken at the loss of one its favorite sons, a kid from a banana plantation who dared to dream big.

Protests and fundraising party rub shoulders in Ferguson, Missouri

reuters.com — Just three blocks from where a dozen protesters stood in the snow outside a police station, demanding the arrest of a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, the scene at Marley's bar on Wednesday night could hardly have been more different.

Exclusive: Hutchison ready to enter race for UK mobile firms EE, O2 - sources

in.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Britain's fourth largest mobile operator 3 Group, is preparing a bid for EE or O2, the mobile groups already in talks on a deal with BT Group, several sources familiar with the matter said.
Nov 27, 2014

Exclusive: Hutchison ready to enter race for UK mobile firms EE, O2 - sources reut.rs/1uZi91B

Nov 27, 2014

Exclusive: Hutchison may enter race for UK mobile ops EE, O2 depends on who loses on BT reut.rs/1uMYixA @sophiesassard @AnjuliDavies

Rajoy denies Spain is corrupt after minister resigns in graft case

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Andrea Comas Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy delivers a speech presenting anti-corruption measures at Spanish parliament in Madrid, November 27, 2014. Rajoy presented two anti-corruption laws, keen to show he is serious about tackling the problem before elections next year, as support ebbs from the two main political parties and newcomer Podemos races ahead in opinion polls.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @PaulHamilos: Spain isn't corrupt, says PM, after minister resigns over corruption. In one of Europe's most corrupt countries reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

Spain isn't corrupt, says PM, after minister resigns over corruption. In one of Europe's most corrupt countries reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

Rajoy denies Spain is corrupt after minister resigns in graft case reut.rs/1uYBUpW via @reuters

Nov 27, 2014

Rajoy denies Spain is corrupt after minister resigns in graft case reut.rs/1uYBUpW via @reuters

Seasons of Chino Farm

widerimage.reuters.com — Growing up among rows of purple haze carrots, delicate Mara des Bois strawberries and corn sweet enough to eat raw, Makoto Chino might have been one of the best-fed kids in America. He would see celebrated chefs like Julia Child and Alice Waters visiting his family's Southern California farm and learning from his father Tom Chino about the painstaking attention to quality and experimentation.

'Hugo Chavez studies': Venezuela's latest academic trend

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins 1 of 5. Students attend a lecture of the academic course, 'Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez' in Caracas November 19, 2014. In unison, they reply: "The fight goes on!"
Nov 27, 2014

Venezuela: New academic course lures 10,000 students, "Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

Venezuela's new academic course: "Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at SAARC summit

in.reuters.com — NEW DELHI (Reuters) - South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's people.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @ReutersIndia: South Asia summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan reut.rs/1uXUoqJ pic.twitter.com/EB1HszdRJM

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ReutersIndia: South Asia summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan reut.rs/1uXUoqJ pic.twitter.com/EB1HszdRJM

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

reuters.com — A SpongeBob Squarepants balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

UPDATE 1-Venezuela says 13 inmates die of overdose after robbing infirmary ward

reuters.com — By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS Nov 27 (Reuters) - Thirteen inmates have died after breaking into a Venezuelan jail's infirmary and ingesting medical products including pure alcohol and antibiotics, the government said on Thursday, in the latest outbreak of unrest in the country's turbulent prisons.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AlexandraUlmer: "I don't think an inmate grabbed a flask + drank it"- NGO doubts Venezuela's account of 13 dead in prison unrest reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Nov 27, 2014

"I don't think an inmate grabbed a flask + drank it"- NGO doubts Venezuela's account of 13 dead in prison unrest reuters.com/article/2014/1…

London financier Hohn ordered to pay wife 337 million pounds in divorce case

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager Chris Hohn has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn 337 million pounds in one of the largest divorce settlements in British legal history, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @reuters_co_uk: London financier Hohn ordered to pay wife 337 million pounds in divorce case reut.rs/1xLY8c1

Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks

reuters.com — Israel's Shin Bet security service said it had arrested 30 members of the group in September, some of whom had received weapons and explosives training from Hamas militants in Jordan and the Gaza Strip. Planning for attacks against Israeli targets, including Jerusalem's Teddy soccer stadium and the city's light railway, was carried out by Hamas officials in Turkey, Shin Bet added in a statement.

On mobile, BT to make the call on bigger EE or easier O2 deal

reuters.com — The 168-year-old national fixed-line network operator has been in talks with Telefonica's 02 and separately with EE, which is owned by Orange and Deutsche Telekom, for nearly two weeks, people familiar with the situation said. Analysts value EE at 11 billion pounds ($17 billion), and 02 at 9.4 billion pounds.
Nov 27, 2014

On mobile, BT to make the call on bigger EE or easier O2 deal reut.rs/1uZ0TJQ

Nov 27, 2014

On mobile, BT to make the call on bigger EE or easier O2 deal reut.rs/1uMj9kJ @rkholtonreuters @AnjuliDavies $DTEG $ORAN $TEF

WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

in.reuters.com — GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization adopted the first worldwide trade reform in its history on Thursday, after years of stalemate, months of deadlock and a final day's delay following an eleventh-hour objection. The agreement means the WTO will introduce new standards for customs checks and border procedures.

UPDATE 3-Rouble hits record low after OPEC keeps output unchanged

reuters.com — MOSCOW Nov 27 (Reuters) - The rouble strengthened on Thursday as OPEC met to discuss whether it would cut output to boost flagging oil prices. At 1335 GMT, the rouble was up around 1 percent against the dollar at 46.89 and 1.1 percent stronger against the euro at 58.53, after opening weaker against both.

Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Alaa Khweled 1 of 2. Rebel fighters prepare to fire a machine gun towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province November 25, 2014. The camp, south of the capital between Saudi Arabia's border and Al Udeid, the largest U.S.
Nov 27, 2014

So Qatar is training unknown rebels in small numbers who have yet to make a difference in Syria, say "sources." reut.rs/1tmWTOE

Nov 26, 2014

#Syria #Iraq Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels | Reuters... fb.me/7fhMFShyi

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UK strikes deal to grant Scotland more powers to counter separatists

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is set to gain the biggest transfer of power since its devolved parliament was set up when an influential commission recommends on Thursday that the country should have large new powers over income tax, media reports said.
Nov 27, 2014

Meanwhile in the UK, the unheard-of: UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal reut.rs/11WUTWU via @reuters

Nov 27, 2014

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal: reut.rs/1tvy6as via@reuters

Nov 27, 2014

UK strikes deal to grant Scotland more powers to counter separatists reut.rs/11WUTWU