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Argentine President seeks to dissolve spy agency
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez on Monday announced plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency amid suspicions rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:39:09 GMT
-Inquiry into London killing of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko to begin
LONDON (Reuters) - A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko begins in London on Tuesday, nine years after the former KGB spy died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the British capital.







Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:06:31 GMT
-Top Malian army officer survives assassination attempt in capital: sources
BAMAKO (Reuters) - One of Mali's most senior military officers survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bamako, on Monday, three sources told Reuters.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:17:42 GMT
-Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:41:53 GMT
-U.S. Embassy in Yemen halts some services amid turmoil
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was closing its embassy in Yemen to the public for regular consular services amid political turmoil after the government resigned under pressure from Houthi rebels.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:06:50 GMT
-Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance
KIEV/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:04:57 GMT
-Corruption protest in Kenya's Maasai Mara region turns deadly
NAROK, Kenya (Reuters) - One person was killed and several injured on Monday when Kenyan police clashed with Maasais protesting against a local governor they accuse of misappropriating tourism funds from the Maasai Mara game reserve, an official said.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:46:27 GMT
-Eight French, two Greeks killed in NATO plane crash in Spain
MADRID (Reuters) - Eight French nationals and two Greeks were killed and 21 people injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:46:04 GMT
-Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement could survive without the powerful family.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:40:04 GMT
-Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement was overwhelmed by opponents of the far-right group at a rock concert for tolerance in Dresden on Monday and enormously popular counter-demonstrations in cities across the country.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:38:09 GMT
-Mexico investigates local mayor after journalist murdered
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors are investigating a small-town mayor in connection with the murder of a journalist in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, whose brutalized body was found over the weekend, a state official said on Monday.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:10:17 GMT
-Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanized opposition, increasing the chance of further unrest ahead of elections due next year.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:28:18 GMT
-Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:26:25 GMT
-Israeli intel unit drops soldiers who refused to spy on Palestinians
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:18:53 GMT
-Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest democracies.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:58:45 GMT
-Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:13:23 GMT
-Central African Republic rebels free eight kidnapped officials
BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in Central African Republic on Monday freed eight local officials who were kidnapped at the weekend, but they warned authorities from the southern capital against venturing into a northern town they control.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:05:59 GMT
-Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid began new negotiations over his cabinet on Monday after most political parties said they would oppose his initial choice of ministers in a parliamentary vote.







Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:01:36 GMT
-Five indicted in Kosovo on terrorism charges
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Five people in Kosovo have been indicted on terrorism charges for fighting in Syria, trying to buy assault rifles and assaulting two Christian missionaries from the United States in 2013.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:50:34 GMT
-Libya forces tanker away from supplying rival government
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's recognized government said it forced a tanker from delivering fuel to its rival administration, diverting the vessel to its own territory by threatening an air attack on it.

Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:40:52 GMT
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