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  1. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    Putin says Russia will not be cut off by 'Iron Curtain' amid West's sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Striking defiant tone against West, Russian leader also says he will consider running for re-election in 2018 President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another "Iron Curtain". In an interview published by state ...

  2. News - Asia

    Two high-ranking Thai police arrested for allegedly insulting monarchy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Two senior Thai policemen face royal insult charges, a national police spokesman said on Sunday, and warrants have been issued for their arrest. The case is the latest in a mounting number of lese-majeste cases following a coup in May. Thailand's lese-majeste law is the world's harshest and makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Obama orders greater role for US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Obama expands Afghanistan mission US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorising a military mission in Afghanistan next year that will be broader than originally planned, the New York Times reported yesterday. The decision ensured a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year, it said, adding ...

  4. News - World - INTERNET

    European Parliament wants power of Google search engine curbed

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Call for Google break-up in Europe The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google's search-engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about ...

  5. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    China commits US$45.6b for economic corridor with Pakistan

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad China to invest US$45.6b in Pakistan infrastructure The central government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build US$45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years. The Chinese companies will be able to operate the projects as profit-making entities, according to the deal signed by Prime Minister Nawaz ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-army leader Xu Caihou had 'a tonne of cash' in basement

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Ex-army boss Xu had 'tonne of cash' in basement One of the country's most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and also precious jade in his basement, a magazine reported yesterday, the latest details to emerge from the high-profile case amid Beijing's war on graft. Military prosecutors have said that Xu ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Showdown looms as Barack Obama forces through immigration changes

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 06:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reforms in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe dissolves Japan’s parliament to make way for snap election

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toyko Japanese PM seeks referendum on struggling ‘Abenomics’ in December vote Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament’s lower house on Friday for a snap election on December 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling “Abenomics” revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that “Japan is Back”. Abe had vowed to revive the economy ...

  9. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    Japanese navy takes command of its most complex major war games yet

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 12:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters aboard the USS George Washington Japan leads flotilla in war exercises as US pushes for greater defence role Force to be reckoned with as games step up Military exercises involving a massive flotilla of two dozen destroyers, described as the most complex war games ever overseen by the Japanese navy, took place this week as the country steps up its role in such large-scale ...

  10. Business - China Business - VEHICLES

    New entrants add fuel to China's electric bus boom

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Guangzhou Green bus boom fuels capacity fears Forget luxury limousines, think green buses. The mainland's electric vehicle sales surged fivefold in the first 10 months of the year, powered by state subsidies. In a long-awaited take-off, even unlikely firms like a metals trader are pouring money into green transportation. As demand for luxury and premium cars cools, ...




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