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PayPal buys money-sending service Xoom in $890 mn deal

PayPal buys money-sending service Xoom in $890 mn dealOnline payments titan PayPal said it is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 12:08 am

Child labor on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals: agencies

Children react after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad near the Syrian Arab Red Crescent center in the Douma neighborhood of DamascusBy Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned on Thursday. Syrian refugee children have become the joint or sole breadwinners in almost half of the households surveyed in Jordan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children said in the first comprehensive report on child labor among Syrian children across the region.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:55 pm

Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison

Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth, left, and her attorney, Dana Hanna, right, pose for a photo in the Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre, S.D., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation. (AP Photo/James Nord)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:46 pm

Corrected – PayPal to buy digital money transfer provider Xoom

The PayPal logo is seen during an event at Terra Gallery in San FranciscoPayPal Inc said it would buy digital money transfer provider Xoom Corp (XOOM.O) for $890 million as it muscles into a growing international remittance market and expand in countries like Mexico, India and China ahead of a spinoff from eBay Inc (EBAY.O). The offer price of $25 per share in cash represents a premium of about 21 percent to Xoom's Wednesday closing price of $20.70. Xoom shares surged on the announcement and were trading around the offer price in extended trading.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:42 pm

IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain

IAEA Director General Amano addresses a news conference after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in ViennaIran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its monthly report on Iran, a confidential document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, that Iran's stockpile of uranium gas enriched up to a fissile purity of 5 percent was at 7,537 kg at end-June – below a roughly 7,650 kg ceiling stipulated in the November 2013 interim nuclear deal with six world powers. A U.S.-based think-tank, however, issued an analysis of the IAEA report that questioned whether Iran had indeed complied with the requirement to convert its low enriched uranium (LEU) to a form with less risk of proliferation, uranium dioxide.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:34 pm

New Mexico governor denounces Trump’s comments

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about new laws expanding the state's Amber Alert and fighting child prostitution Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a New Mexico Police State station in Albuquerque N.M. The nation's only Latina governor denounced fellow Republican and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his comments about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:33 pm

Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution

Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park, left, and Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, right, talk in the Michigan Senate chamber, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Lansing, Mich. A Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language. (AP Photo/David Eggert)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change the wording is a form of "white privilege."

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:31 pm

Chicago mayor urges legislature to tackle teacher pension funding woes

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends an opening ceremony for the Yelp Inc. offices in Chicago, IllinoisChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called on the Illinois Legislature to make fundamental changes to the funding of teachers pensions to stop the financial free fall at the city's public school district. Emanuel offered two solutions. One would create a uniform pension system for all teachers in the state, replacing a separate fund for Chicago.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:19 pm

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charity

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charityPrince Alwaleed bin Talal says his pledge is modelled on The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the US.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:10 pm

Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases

Red cross workers wearing protective suits are seen carrying the body of an Ebola victim in Monrovia in JanuaryLiberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:09 pm

World – Google News

EU slams the door on talks with Greece before Sunday referendum – Washington Post


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EU slams the door on talks with Greece before Sunday referendum
Washington Post
ATHENS — European officials on Wednesday slammed the door on any further negotiations with Greece before a national referendum planned for Sunday, daring the Athens government to go ahead with a vote that holds peril for the country no matter which …
Greece crisis: Eurozone rules out talks until after referendumBBC News
How Germany Called Greece's Bluff Ahead of Bailout VoteTIME
Uncertainty surrounds legality of Greek referendumIrish Times
Wall Street Journal -ABC Online -New York Times
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Posted on 2 July 2015 | 12:11 am

Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from Holocaust, dies at 106 – CNN


CNN

Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from Holocaust, dies at 106
CNN
London (CNN) For decades, Sir Nicholas Winton hardly spoke of what he'd done. But when Winton died at the age of 106, Britain's prime minister said that his actions were something the world should always remember. "The world has lost a great man," …
Nicholas Winton's 'Most Emotional Moment'New York Times
Nicholas Winton, Savior of Children During Holocaust, Dies at 106NBCNews.com
Britain's Schindler Sir Nicholas Winton dies at 106 after rescuing 669 childrenDaily Mail
BBC News -Washington Post
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Posted on 2 July 2015 | 12:06 am

Thousands attend pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong – Financial Express


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Thousands attend pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong
Financial Express
Tens of thousands of people have attended a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong marking the completion of 18 years since Britain handed the territory to China. By: ANI | July 1, 2015 10:01 pm. G+. Tens of thousands of people have attended a pro-democracy …
Slimmer turnout for Hong Kong democracy rally after bruising year of political Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thousands march for Hong Kong democracy, but crowds down on last year Firstpost
HK rally turnout much smaller than last year'sThe Straits Times
CTV News -TODAYonline
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:42 pm

Keep pushing for the best possible nuclear deal with Iran – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Keep pushing for the best possible nuclear deal with Iran
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Carlos Barria • Pool via New York Times Secretary of State John Kerry, third from left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, second from right, met in Vienna on Wednesday while high-level talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord in …

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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:40 pm

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged – BBC News


BBC News

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged
BBC News
MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, the defence secretary is to say. The RAF has been carrying out strikes in Iraq since September but Michael Fallon will say Parliament should look at the case for missions in
Pentagon confident of US strategy for countering ISIS despite recent setbacksCNN
US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to Telegraph.co.uk
Be firm with ISISToronto Sun
Herald Scotland -Financial Times -Mirror.co.uk
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 11:31 pm

US flag to fly over Havana again, but that won’t end America’s Cuba debate – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

US flag to fly over Havana again, but that won't end America's Cuba debate
Christian Science Monitor
Cuba is one of a number of key foreign-policy issues in which President Obama has sought to get beyond what he has seen as mistaken policies of the past. The approach has been vaunted by some, vilified by others.
Rapprochement Opens New, Uncertain Chapter in US-Cuba RelationsVoice of America
With embassies to reopen, Obama urges Congress to 'move forward' on CubaLos Angeles Times
Obama Announces Plan to Renew Diplomatic Ties With HavanaNew York Times
Washington Post -Daily Beast -Fox News
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 10:01 pm

Scores Killed as Militants Attack Egyptian Troops in Sinai – New York Times


Irish Examiner

Scores Killed as Militants Attack Egyptian Troops in Sinai
New York Times
EL-ARISH, Egypt — Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year …
53 killed in attacks on Egyptian army sitesIrish Examiner
Scores reported dead in Islamist attacks in EgyptUSA TODAY
Hamas militants tied to jihadists in Sinai assault, say Israeli sourcesHaaretz
Washington Post -Irish Times -Ynetnews
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 9:56 pm

Water Shortages Unite Iraq, Islamic State Against Turkey – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Water Shortages Unite Iraq, Islamic State Against Turkey
Bloomberg
An Iraqi man walks past a canoe siting on dry earth in the Chibayish marshes near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Photographer: Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty Images. Don't Miss Out — Follow Bloomberg On. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · YouTube. Sign up for email and …
Why isn't U.S. tougher on Turkey's hesitance to fight Islamic State?Macon Telegraph (blog)
WikiLeaks: Iran threatened to strike Turkey if it attacks AssadToday’s Zaman

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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 9:05 pm

Spotlight on Indonesia military’s ‘airline’ – BBC News


BBC News

Spotlight on Indonesia military's 'airline'
BBC News
Janson Sinaga took his brother Sahat, Sahat's wife Rasia, their daughter and two other relatives to the military airport at 04:00 on that fateful Tuesday. Sahat's family was visiting Medan, Indonesia's third largest city, from Ranai, a quiet town in
Indonesia to review ageing air force fleet after deadly crashDaily Times
Indonesia denies claims that civilians paid bribes to be on military plane ABC Online
141 dead in Indonesian military plane crash; transport might have been OCRegister
Sydney Morning Herald -benarnews -Gulf Times
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 8:55 pm

Ex-President of Sri Lanka Says He’ll Lead Opposition in Elections – New York Times


New York Times

Ex-President of Sri Lanka Says He'll Lead Opposition in Elections
New York Times
MEDAMULANA, Sri Lanka — Six months after his defeat in presidential elections, Sri Lanka's former president took the stage on Wednesday in the gardens of his home in this southern village to tell a crowd of thousands that he would lead an opposition …
Former Lankan president Rajapaksa to contest parliamentary electionsFinancial Express
Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa Seeks Return to PoliticsWall Street Journal (blog)
Rajapaksa eyes Sri Lankan PM postThe Straits Times
TIME -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 1 July 2015 | 7:16 pm