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Month: September 2016

Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, paving the way for the first veto override… Read More

Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize and an influential figure in Israeli politics for 70 years, died in hospital on Wednesday aged 93, two… Read More

Bulgaria announces new candidate Georgieva for U.N. leadership race

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria nominated its European commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, on Wednesday for the post of United Nations Secretary-General and withdrew support from its previous candidate Irina Bokova. Source: Reuters World News

South Asia summit uncertain as India, others pull out in snub to Pakistan

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A summit of South Asian leaders set for Islamabad in November may be called off as several countries have decided not to attend amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday…. Read More

OPEC could announce oil freeze in Algeria, details later: sources

ALGIERS (Reuters) – OPEC could announce an output-freeze deal on Wednesday in Algeria, although full details are unlikely to be firmed up before a formal meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in November, two OPEC… Read More

Trump vows to hit Clinton harder in next U.S. presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to hit rival Democrat Hillary Clinton harder in the next U.S. presidential debate after she put him on the defensive by accusing him of being racist, sexist and… Read More

Female Boko Haram victims in Nigerian camps forced to sell sex as food runs out

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tired of watching her five children go hungry in a camp for people fleeing Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, Amina Ali Pulka decided to befriend a young man who worked in the kitchen…. Read More

Panama sends U.S. extradition request for ex-president Martinelli

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama has sent the U.S. Department of State an extradition request for former President Ricardo Martinelli to be returned to the Central American nation, a spokesman for Panama’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. … Read More

Wall Street rises as tech, discretionary stocks gain

(Reuters) – Wall Street rose for the first time in three days on Tuesday, helped by technology and discretionary stocks. Source: Reuters Top News

EU Commissioner says Denmark can't have 'parallel' Europol deal

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A senior EU official told Denmark’s leaders on Tuesday that they would not get the cross-border policing deal they have been seeking since Danes voted in a referendum to quit Europol. Source: Reuters World… Read More