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Veteran Uzbek leader re-elected in vote OSCE brands undemocratic

ALMATY (Reuters) – Uzbekistan’s veteran leader Islam Karimov easily won another five years at the helm of Central Asia’s most populous nation in an election that Europe’s main security body criticized for lacking genuine opposition.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:55 am

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in

ABUJA (Reuters) – Results from Nigeria’s elections, potentially the closest since the end of military rule in 1999, were due to start trickling in on Monday after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and occasional violence.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:53 am

HK activists use newspaper petition to warn of academic threats

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Activists published a full-page petition in a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong on Monday, warning of growing threats to academic freedom and the educational system amid fears of a broader Chinese clampdown on the former British colony.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:52 am

Fighting in Aden as Yemen’s Houthis make gains

ADEN (Reuters) – Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, sources on both sides said.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:46 am

Searchers build roadway to remote France air crash site

PARIS (Reuters) – French investigators hope to speed up identification of the 150 people killed in last week’s Germanwings plane crash by digging a roadtrack that will allow direct access to the disaster zone high on a remote Alpine mountainside.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:42 am

War crimes court revokes Serb nationalist Seselj’s compassionate release

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – United Nations judges summoned Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj back to The Hague on Monday, ruling that the nationalist, who has terminal cancer, must return to answer allegations that he violated the terms of his compassionate release.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:42 am

Setbacks and progress as Iran, six powers meet to end nuclear impasse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:34 am

Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:31 am

Greece says not backing down on debt relief goal

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country’s deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:29 am

Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:22 am

China probes senior power official for graft: provincial regulator

BEIJING (Reuters) – A top executive of state-run China Southern Power Grid is under investigation for “serious disciplinary violations”, the graft watchdog of Guangdong province said on Monday.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:04 am

Second blogger hacked to death this year in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) – A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:37 am

Special Report: Inside Hungary’s $10.8 billion nuclear deal with Russia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas. Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euro ($10.8 billion) loan to Hungary, one of the European Union members most sympathetic to it.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:14 am

UK’s Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign

LONDON (Reuters) – Campaigning in Britain’s closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth following parliament’s dissolution, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:00 am

Iran summons Turkish charge d’affaires over Erdogan comments

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Turkey’s charge d’affaires on Sunday after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran of trying to dominate the Middle East, Iranian media reported.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:52 am

UK’s Labour warns of ‘chaos’ over Europe if PM Cameron wins election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband will say on Monday that Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on European Union membership will subject business to two years of chaos if the Conservatives win the election.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:51 am

Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps

VIENNA (Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:38 am

Heavy rains trigger flood fears in Kashmir; 10 people buried alive

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – A landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir buried at least 10 people while they were sleeping, police said on Monday, as unseasonal rains swept India, damaging crops and raising fears of flash floods in the mountainous north.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:20 am

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon’s coast

KRIBI, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For over 15 years, Raoul Meno has been fishing the waters off the coastal town of Kribi in southern Cameroon. He has sometimes had to face down storms and high seas to bring home a catch to support his family. But now, he is scared.


Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:48 am

U.N. Secretary General to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for meetings with Iraq’s leaders, a UN official confirmed.








Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:43 am

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Uzbekistan’s leader scores landslide re-election win

FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2015 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov greets people during the festivities marking the Navruz holiday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion. (AP Photo/File)MOSCOW (AP) — Incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won a Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:24 pm

Setbacks and progress as Iran, six powers meet to end nuclear impasse

Officials wait for the start of a meeting with P5+1, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in LausanneBy Parisa Hafezi, John Irish and Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers. For days Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been seeking to break an impasse in negotiations aimed at stopping Tehran having the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb in exchange for an easing of international sanctions that are crippling its economy. …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:19 pm

UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court

FILE - This is a Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 file photo of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj as he speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday March 30, 2015 that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:19 pm

Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London, Monday, March 30, 2015. The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on May 7. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival, as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:14 pm

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass

ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac didn’t sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:14 pm

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

Kashmiri men assist a woman and a child to evacuate from a flooded area in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, March 30, 2015. Authorities in Kashmir issued alerts Monday and asked people to move to higher ground after heavy rain flooded several parts of the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:13 pm

Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

People arrive to pay tribute to the victims of a Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, on March 28, 2015 at a memorial in le Vernet, south-eastern France, near the site of the crashThe Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday. – According to excerpts published by Bild on Sunday, during the conversation the captain said he didn't have time to go to the toilet before leaving Barcelona and Lubitz offered to take over at any time.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:12 pm

Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, Philippine Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang points to the map where the alleged clash between elite police commandos known as Special Action Forces (SAF) and Muslim rebels took place on Jan. 25 during a news conference at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday, March 30 after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:12 pm

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government Monday proposed two new laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in an attempt to curb militant activities.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 pm

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in

A man reads a newspaper in front of electoral campaign posters in LagosBy Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) – Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest since the end of military rule in 1999, were due to start trickling in on Monday after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and occasional violence. The election pits President Goodluck Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari for the votes of an electorate divided along ethnic, regional and religious lines in Africa's most populous nation. …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 pm

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in corruption case – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in corruption case
Los Angeles Times
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges, three years after being acquitted. lRelated Iran nuclear talks expected to last right up to deadline · Europe · Iran nuclear talks …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:26 pm

Australian official accidentally released passport info for Obama, 30 other world … – Washington Post


NDTV

Australian official accidentally released passport info for Obama, 30 other world
Washington Post
An e-mail mix-up reportedly led to the unauthorized release of personal information — including passport numbers — belonging to President Obama and 30 other world leaders who attended last year's G-2o summit in Brisbane, Australia. British news …
Personal details of Modi, top world leaders leaked; India to take actionHindustan Times
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:23 pm

Nigerian election protesters teargassed in Port Harcourt – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Nigerian election protesters teargassed in Port Harcourt
Daily Mail
Some 2,000 women protesting against the conduct of elections in Nigeria's Rivers state were teargassed on Monday as they tried to register their complaints with electoral officials, AFP reporters said. Armed police and soldiers prevented the women, from the …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:16 pm

US Says Shipping Uranium Out of Iran Is Still Part of Possible Nuclear Deal – New York Times


New York Times

US Says Shipping Uranium Out of Iran Is Still Part of Possible Nuclear Deal
New York Times
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — American officials said on Monday that they were still negotiating with their Iranian counterparts on one of the main issues remaining in their efforts to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program — how to dispose of Iran's big nuclear …
Iran nuclear talks go down to wireUSA TODAY
Setbacks and progress as Iran, six powers meet to end nuclear impasseReuters
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:06 pm

France’s conservatives make huge gains in local elections – euronews


The Globe and Mail

France's conservatives make huge gains in local elections
euronews
France's centre-right party and its allies are celebrating a resounding victory in the country's local elections. Some papers are saying its a major step in the comeback of both the conservative UMP party and France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy. The new …
France's far-right wins 62 seats but not a local councilChron.com
French local elections: Conservatives triumph over leftBBC News
Le Pen 'satisfied with results'Irish Independent
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:00 pm

Election 2015: I want to ‘see job through’ says Cameron – BBC News


BBC News

Election 2015: I want to 'see job through' says Cameron
BBC News
David Cameron says he has begun the task of "turning the country around" and wants to "see it through", as the election campaign gets under way. Speaking outside Downing Street, the prime minister urged voters to keep him in power to safeguard the …
UK election campaign beginsCNN
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:40 am

Damascus Sounds Warning Over US-Led Strikes On Islamic State – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Damascus Sounds Warning Over US-Led Strikes On Islamic State
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Criticism of U.S.-led interventions in Syria by President Bashar Al-Assad is nothing new. (file photo). Related Articles. CIA: IS Halted In Iraq, Syria · Coalition Aircraft Strike IS Targets In Tikrit. March 30, 2015. Damascus has launched a fresh offensive in its war …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:38 am

Germanwings plane crash: What we know so far – CNN


Sky News Australia

Germanwings plane crash: What we know so far
CNN
(CNN) Details continue to emerge about the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the life of the co-pilot who authorities say appears to have set it on a fatal trajectory into the French Alps. But the crucial question of why he would choose to crash a …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:15 am

Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS – Reuters


CBC.ca

Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.
South Pacific islands rocked by strong earthquakes; No immediate damage The Indian Express
Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, SamoaMiamiHerald.com

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:44 am

Bangladesh police say blogger hacked to death in capital – New Zealand Herald


IBNLive

Bangladesh police say blogger hacked to death in capital
New Zealand Herald
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) " A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with two of the suspected attackers caught near the scene, police said. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:11 am