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UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

September 30, 2013 5:17 PM0 comments
UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week’s resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons with a demand that the government allow immediate access for desperately needed humanitarian aid. Australian Ambassador and council president Gary Quinlan […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports NRA: Get ‘homicidal maniacs’ off streets

September 22, 2013 8:04 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports NRA: Get ‘homicidal maniacs’ off streets

WASHINGTON — Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday. The nation’s mental health system is “in complete breakdown,” resulting in not enough of the mentally ill […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

September 9, 2013 9:40 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, Syria remained a key focus for investors across financial markets. With Russia urging Syria to put its chemical weapons under international […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Sanctions biting but Iran not budging

August 23, 2013 10:52 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Sanctions biting but Iran not budging

WASHINGTON — New signs are emerging that international sanctions are taking a deepening toll on Iran’s economy — putting billions of dollars in oil money out of the government’s reach. Yet there is no indication the distress is achieving the West’s ultimate goal of forcing the Islamic Republic to halt […]

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eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

August 20, 2013 3:59 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

LONDON — Shares around the world, particularly those in emerging economies, fell Tuesday as investors braced for the phasing out of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has shored up markets for the past few years. Stock benchmarks and currencies in developing countries such as India and Indonesia have […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Snowden reporter David Miranda not silenced by detention

August 19, 2013 12:16 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Snowden reporter David Miranda not silenced by detention

RIO DE JANEIRO — An American journalist who has written stories based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said Monday he’ll publish with more fervor after British authorities detained his partner. London police detained David Miranda, who is in a civil union with reporter Glenn […]

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eMediaWorld.com 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

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eMediaWorld.com 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

MARKETS – The price of oil fell below $107 a barrel Monday as traders pondered the effects of the Egyptian crisis on transport costs and whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus next month. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for September delivery was […]

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eMediaWorld.com Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

August 18, 2013 5:46 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

LA LINEA DE LA CONCEPCION, Spain — Spanish fishermen in some 60 fishing boats protested on Sunday the building of an artificial reef near the disputed British territory of Gibraltar. The construction of the reef has soured relations between Madrid and London. The fishermen claim the reef of around 70 […]

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eMediaWorld.com Egypt considers Outlaw of Muslim Brotherhood

August 17, 2013 5:57 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Egypt considers Outlaw of Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier. The announcement comes after security forces broke up two sit-in protests this week by those calling […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reactions to developments in Egypt

August 16, 2013 4:40 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reactions to developments in Egypt

Reactions on Friday around the world to developments in Egypt following clashes in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured: EUROPEAN UNION – European leaders spoke Friday about the need for a coordinated EU response to the violence in Egypt and agreed there should be a meeting of […]

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