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Special Report - Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

uk.reuters.com — Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid's city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SaraLedwith: Special Report - Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone reut.rs/12nPQ1B via @ReutersSonyaD

Oct 24, 2014

RT @5_min_macro: I'm fully behind Euro reform cause, but maybe siccing GS on vulnerable social housing tenants not best place to start uk.reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 24, 2014

Goldman and Blackstone cut Madrid state's debt by buying flats. Whack residents by hiking rents: reut.rs/12nPQ1B via @ReutersSonyaD

Oct 24, 2014

Hang on: you can rent a four-bedroom apartment near Madrid for 58 euros a month? reut.rs/12nPQ1B

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New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar 1 of 4. An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, October 23, 2014. The doctor was identified as Craig Spencer, who was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola.
Oct 24, 2014

Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea reut.rs/1wnDjoV via @reuters

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Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea; his fiancée in quarantine at hospital reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 24, 2014

Not a good end to the week--> Doctor who worked in Africa is first #Ebola case in New York City reut.rs/1wnDjoV

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Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls is still on

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde Campaigners from ''#Bring Back Our Girls'' march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja October 17, 2014. "Quite possibly, those that are fighting are dissidents that even they aren't able to control.

Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Juan Medina 1 of 3. Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in Madrid June 30, 2014. Picture taken June 30, 2014. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SaraLedwith: “There wasn’t a cent left in the bank” – Madrid tenant after Goldman Sachs increased rent reut.rs/1wo7PPv via @reuters @ReutersSonyaD

Oct 24, 2014

RT @debtnerd: Is anybody surprised? Goldman, Blackstone buy Spanish rental property, put up rents for the poor reut.rs/1wo7PPv

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As Goldman Sachs and Blackstone become landlords in Spain, rents on rent-controlled apartments for poor start rising reut.rs/1wo7PPv

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Madrid’s city, regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to investors like Goldman and Blackstone reut.rs/1wo7PPv

Oct 24, 2014

The shadow housing system: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone reut.rs/1wo7PPv

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Asian stocks advance on positive earnings, data

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) staff members work at the bourse at TSE in Tokyo October 16, 2014. Japan's Nikkei share average .N225 rose 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.1 percent.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @matthewstoller: Futures are dropping because there's a case of Ebola in NYC. The stock market efficiently allocates capital. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @matthewstoller: Futures are dropping because there's a case of Ebola in NYC. The stock market efficiently allocates capital. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tyrone Siu Pro-democracy protesters sleep next to umbrellas on a occupied street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 24,2014. What started out as hastily built barricades against police pepper spray and tear gas, relying mainly on cling film and umbrellas, has evolved into a fully fledged campus with carpeted stairs, water coolers, WiFi and gas-fueled generators supporting mobile phones, desk lamps and amplifiers.
Oct 24, 2014

"It's instant architecture. We are just improvising." Hong Kong protestors' self-sustaining village. reut.rs/12mMVq3 by @farahmaster

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Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village reut.rs/12mMVq3 v

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RT @phirschberg1: 'We have a defense line checking how many cops there are' - #OccupyHK gears up for the long haul by @farahmaster: reut.rs/12mMVq3

Oct 24, 2014

'We have a defense line checking how many cops there are' - #OccupyHK gears up for the long haul by @farahmaster: reut.rs/12mMVq3

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Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

reuters.com — Once crippled nation now among fastest growing in Africa * Ethiopia promotes rock-hewn churches, dramatic topography * High-end hotel rooms limited, red tape seen hurting growth By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things existed in the heart of Africa.
Oct 24, 2014

Interesting read on Ethiopia's tourism ambitions. About 600,000 visitors this year. Target for next: one million reut.rs/12oTb0y

Oct 24, 2014

RT @AaronMG: 30 yrs after a famine, its image is changing - #Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive reuters.com/article/idUSL6…

Oct 24, 2014

30 yrs after a famine, its image is changing - #Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive reuters.com/article/idUSL6…

Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

reuters.com — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient, who had worked with Ebola patients in Guinea, "participated in the enhanced screening for all returning travelers from these countries" on his arrival at JFK. This referred to special screening introduced earlier this month at five major U.S.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @pdacosta: Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 24, 2014

IE, not contagious RT @jledbetter Yes, of course he passed the airport screening--*he didn't have symptoms yet* reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 23, 2014

Yes, of course he passed the airport screening--*he didn't have symptoms yet*. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 23, 2014

Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport reut.rs/1wi3O1H

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj 1 of 2. A woman sits under a yellow umbrella as pro-democracy protesters gather on a main street they occupy at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 23, 2014.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Reuters: Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals reut.rs/1D5jmV7

Oct 24, 2014

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Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S.

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near Mosul September 15, 2014. In Iraq, the timing will depend on a host of factors, some out of the military's control - from Iraqi politics to the weather.
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Iraqi forces are months away from being able to stage a ground offensive against Islamic State, U.S. military says reut.rs/12mPg4m

Oct 24, 2014

Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in #Iraq: U.S. reut.rs/12mPg4m via @reuters

Oct 24, 2014

US says Iraqi forces still months away from starting an offensive against ISIS—and one in Syria is even further away: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ReutersWorld: Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S. reut.rs/1ozY1Ca

EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 billion euros

reuters.com — "EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros to fight Ebola in West Africa," he said in a Twitter message. Total contributions from the 28 nations had been running at about 500 million euros ($630 million) and there had been criticism that the wealthy Europeans were not doing more.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

reuters.com — Authorities said on Thursday a two-year-old girl was infected - making Mali the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people..

Britain slams EU budget demand

uk.reuters.com — BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into the EU budget in the coming weeks following a revision of economic statistics.

Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/CBC via Reuters TV 1 of 17. A man identified by Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is seen October 22, 2014 as he exits a car and runs toward the Parliament buildings in a still image taken from surveillance video released by the RCMP October 23, 2014.

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

uk.reuters.com — PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa.
Oct 24, 2014

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face reut.rs/12jTZUs

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Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face reut.rs/12jTZUs via @edwardcropley

Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body

in.reuters.com — Gold sales in India during the festivals of Diwali and Dhanteras celebrated this week rose by about a fifth, a senior official at the country's biggest gold trade group said on Friday. Premiums in India, the second biggest buyer of bullion, jumped to $17-$18 an ounce this week, compared with $12 last week, on surging demand.
Oct 24, 2014

Guess the economy is on track: Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body reut.rs/12olHza via @reuters

Oct 24, 2014

India gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body reut.rs/12olHza via @reuters