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28 January 2014

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  • Turkish central bank makes massive rate hikes to stem lira fall

    By Seda Sezer and Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank hiked all of its key interest rates in dramatic fashion at an emergency midnight policy meeting, ignoring opposition from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as it battles to defend the country’s crumbling lira currency. The bank…

  • Mexico launches anti-kidnapping squad after abductions soar

    Mexico’s government on Tuesday created an anti-kidnapping agency after abductions soared 20 percent last year despite President Enrique Pena Nieto’s vow to reduce the crime. The new department will answer to the country’s interior ministry, where Pena Nieto has centered his anti-crime programs…

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  • Aid convoy stalled as Syrian government demands assurances

    By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of a U.N. aid convoy for thousands of Syrians besieged in the city of Homs hung in the balance on Tuesday as the Syrian government demanded assurances the supplies would not end up in the hands of “terrorists”. Damascus describes all…

  • Angry birds: Tech giants can give glimpse of NSA spying, but not much

    The Obama administration’s decision to allow Internet companies to report broadly the number of national security requests they receive is a step toward improved public transparency for government surveillance, but less than meets the eye, civil libertarians and legal experts say. In the wake of…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • China’s Tennis Champion Serves Up a Problem for Its Rulers

    Li Na brimmed with gratitude after winning the Australian Open on Jan. 25. China’s most charismatic and popular athlete thanked her agent for making “me rich.” She praised her husband (and former coach) for his support, noting with a grin that he was also “so lucky to find me.” But in a rare…
  • John McCain censured by Arizona GOP. Too liberal for his state?

    Yes, that question may sound a bit weird, given that he’s the state’s senior Republican and has won reelection as a senator four times. On Saturday, a party meeting in Tempe censured Senator McCain for working too closely with Democrats on immigration and the federal budget, among things. McCain…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • First ‘Obamacare,’ now ‘Obamatrade’? President’s free trade goals in jeopardy

    That is the message from tea-party and other far right Republicans, who are blasting President Obama over his quest for special authority from Congress to move forward in coming months on several international free-trade deals. New trade deals are key to meeting the president’s 2010 goal of…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • A more-controlled Morsi appears in Egyptian court

    CAIRO (AP) — The second court appearance for ousted President Mohammed Morsi was very different from his first: He wore a white prison uniform Tuesday instead of a trim dark suit. And when the Islamist leader wanted to speak, a judge controlled his microphone in the soundproof glass cell.

    Associated Press
  • Brahimi: Syria peace talks slow but ‘still at it’

    GENEVA (AP) — Syrian government anger over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the opposition prompted the U.N. mediator to cut short Tuesday’s peace talks, but he said no one was to blame for the impasse and that the negotiations would continue.

    Associated Press
  • For UN’s patient Brahimi, no war is irresolvable

    GENEVA (AP) — Lakhdar Brahimi has seen faces like these before, barely able to remain in the same room, much less speak to each other. Lebanese, Afghans, Iraqis, now Syrians. Even, two decades ago, Algerians like himself.

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine PM resigns, government offers concessions

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In back-to-back moves aimed at defusing Ukraine’s political crisis, the prime minister resigned Tuesday and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between protesters and police.

    Associated Press
  • Palestinian leader presides over mass wedding

    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday presided over a mass wedding of 218 couples in the parking lot of a five-star hotel, for the first time copying a social outreach tactic perfected by his Islamic militant rivals as he courted popular support.

    Associated Press
  • Mexican vigilante legalization plan carries risks

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — After months of tacit cooperation with rural vigilantes trying to drive out a cult-like drug cartel, the Mexican government is seeking to permanently solve one of its toughest security problems with a plan to legalize the growing movement and bring it under the army’s control.

    Associated Press
  • HK lesbian makes appeal to tycoon dad over dowry

    HONG KONG (AP) — The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon whose offer of a massive dowry inspired a movie wrote an open letter on Wednesday asking him to accept who she is after he reportedly raised the price.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a small U.S. military force may remain in Afghanistan next year, but he’s promising to declare an end to the 12-year war there at the end of 2014. Obama said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday that Afghanistan will take responsibility for its…

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Gay daughter of HK tycoon makes heartfelt plea to dad

    The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, who offered more than $100 million to find her a male suitor, has issued a heartfelt open letter urging him to accept her sexuality. In the letter, which starts “Dear Daddy”, socialite Gigi Chao asked her father Cecil to treat her partner Sean Eav as “a…

    AFP31 mins ago
  • 12 artists inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • South Korea approves $7 billion reactor plans in boost for nuclear power

    South Korea approved on Wednesday a $7 billion project to build two nuclear plants, a boost for an industry struggling to emerge from the shadow of Japan’s Fukushima disaster and the first approval since a policy review sparked by a safety scandal at domestic reactors. The greenlight for the…

    Reuters39 mins ago
  • Salvadoran ex-president tries to flee amid graft probe

    El Salvador’s ex-president Francisco Flores, who is under investigation over $10 million donated by Taiwan, tried to flee the country on a bus, President Mauricio Funes said. Funes recently alleged that three checks — for $1 million, $4 million and $5 million — were issued by the Bank of New…

    AFP47 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a small U.S. military force may remain in Afghanistan next year, but he’s promising to declare an end to the 12-year war there at the end of 2014. Obama said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday that Afghanistan will take responsibility for its…

    Associated Press52 mins ago
  • U.N. envoy urges action on Yemen, Security Council to draft resolution

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations’ envoy on Yemen urged the Security Council on Tuesday to “do its part” in helping stop those attempting to obstruct the Yemeni transition, which diplomats said was a call for possible sanctions against former President Ali Abdullah…

    Reuters54 mins ago
  • Obama: US led push to dismantle Syria stockpile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it was American diplomacy and threat of force that has led to the plan to eliminate Syria’s deadly stockpile of chemical weapons.

    Associated Press56 mins ago
  • HK tycoon’s lesbian daughter pens open letter

    HONG KONG (AP) — The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon whose offer of a multimillion dowry inspired a movie has written an open letter asking him to accept who she is after he reportedly raised the price.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese court finds 2 grassroots activists guilty

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court said it had found two more activists from the New Citizens movement guilty Wednesday of disturbing public order and sentenced one of them to prison.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a small U.S. military force may remain in Afghanistan next year, but he’s promising to declare an end to the 12-year war there at the end of 2014. Obama said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday that Afghanistan will take responsibility for its…

    Associated Press
  • Obama calls for limited strikes against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must remain vigilant against al-Qaida as the terror network takes root across the Mideast and North Africa.

    Associated Press
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  • 20,000 people in Syria’s Yarmuk camp face starvation

    Besieged since June, nearly 20,000 people in Damascus’ Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive, and some women have resorted to prostitution. “I was looking at a cat on the street, and thinking of slaughtering it,” said Yarmuk resident Ali, who was…

  • Police: US tourist killed by watercraft in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An American man vacationing in Jamaica died Tuesday after being struck in the head by a personal watercraft off a popular western beach town, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine government quits, Putin warns against meddling

    Ukraine’s government resigned Tuesday and parliament scrapped anti-protest laws in major concessions to the opposition as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against foreign meddling in the former Soviet state. Giving in to opposition pressure and protests that have spread far beyond Kiev,…

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a small U.S. military force may remain in Afghanistan next year, but he’s promising to declare an end to the 12-year war there at the end of 2014. Obama said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday that Afghanistan will take responsibility for its…

    Associated Press
  • FFA says awaiting word on Rhys Williams injury

    SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia says it is “anxiously awaiting” news on the extent of what appears to be a serious Achilles tendon injury suffered by Socceroos defender Rhys Williams while playing for Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Obama: Troops may remain in Afghanistan beyond war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a small U.S. military force may remain in Afghanistan next year, but he’s promising to declare an end to the 12-year war there at the end of 2014.

    Associated Press
  • NZ’s most-capped footballer Vicelich retires

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s most-capped international footballer, Ivan Vicelich, has retired after a career spanning 18 years.

    Associated Press
  • Australia PM lashes national broadcaster as unpatriotic

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched a scathing attack on national broadcaster ABC on Wednesday, accusing it of taking “everyone’s side but Australia’s” in coverage of asylum-seekers and the Edward Snowden leaks. His comments follow government criticism of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation…

  • Shimon Peres, Hillary Clinton honor Edgar Bronfman

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the family and friends of Edgar Bronfman on Tuesday to remember a Jewish leader whose vast whiskey fortune was eclipsed by a globally-connected personal force that helped Holocaust survivors win back what the Nazis stole.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government announced Tuesday it will go ahead with an election this weekend despite an opposition boycott, months of street protests and the likelihood of more violence in the country’s political crisis. The government made the announcement after Prime Minister Yingluck…

    Associated Press
  • Obama: Time to ‘fix our broken immigration system’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans in the House want to overhaul immigration laws. He calls on them to pass legislation this year.

    Associated Press
  • UN chief meets with Fidel Castro in Havana

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Fidel Castro in Havana on Tuesday for a conversation that ranged from climate change to the civil war in Syria, and said he criticized Cuba’s human rights problems.

    Associated Press
  • Tunisia parliament approves new cabinet line-up

    Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a technocratic caretaker government tasked with leading the country out of a bruising political crisis and into fresh elections. After a marathon session broadcast live on national television, the line-up proposed by Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa…



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