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  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

    Monday, 7:02 PM

    Pro-Russian separatists sit on a tank at a position outside the town of OlenivkaBy Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. In the latest in a string of setbacks in the past week, Ukraine's military said it had pulled back from defending a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where troops had been battling a Russian tank battalion. Poroshenko said in a speech there would be high-level personnel changes in the Ukrainian armed forces, whose troops fled a new rebel advance in the south which Kiev and its Western allies say has been backed up by Russian armored columns. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called on Sunday for immediate negotiations on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, blamed Kiev's leadership for refusing to enter into direct political talks with the separatists.


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  • Somali officials say U.S. struck where al Shabaab were meeting

    Tuesday, 4:37 AM

    The strike prompted rumors among Somali government officials that it had targeted al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane and other leaders who were suspected to have been at the location, but there was no confirmation they were hit. Godane's close associate, Ahmed Mohamed Amey, was killed by a U.S. After the Westgate assault, Navy SEALS stormed ashore into the al Shabaab stronghold of Barawe, where a regional official said the air strike was launched against, but failed to capture or kill their target.... read more

  • Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

    Tuesday, 6:17 AM

    Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove container barricade during the Revolution March in IslamabadBy Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif, who enjoys a solid majority in parliament, convened a joint session of the assembly as he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in control more than two weeks after protests seeking to bring down his government erupted in the coup-prone nation. ... They are not revolutionaries, they are intruders and terrorists," he said of the protesters. Pakistan has been in turmoil since mid-August when tens of thousands of protesters led by Khan, a former hero cricket player, and outspoken cleric Tahir ul-Qadri flooded into the capital Islamabad, refusing to leave unless Sharif resigns.


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  • EU decision on Russia sanctions by Friday

    Tuesday, 6:45 AM

    New EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) of Italy gives a press conference in Brussels after an interview by the foreign affairs committee of the European Parliament on September 2, 2014European Union nations will decide on new sanctions against Moscow by Friday, with Russian aggression towards Ukraine requiring the strongest possible response, incoming EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said. Mogherini, currently the Italian foreign minister, said Russia could no longer be considered a "strategic partner" for the west and urged NATO to reassure eastern European nations that they would be protected from attack. Leaders of the 28-member EU decided at a summit on Saturday to impose new sanctions against Russia, after alleging that Moscow had deployed troops and weapons to back a rebel counter-offensive in southeast Ukraine.


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  • Pakistan minister condemns protests as lawmakers back PM

    Tuesday, 6:38 AM

    Pakistani supporters of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri beat a riot policeman during an anti-government protest in Islamabad on September 1, 2014Pakistan's interior minister on Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Sharif has resisted calls for him to go but protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri have refused to back down, raising political tensions to fever pitch. Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) opposition party, claims the May 2013 election that swept Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged.


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  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    Tuesday, 6:29 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.... read more

  • Golf-Jacklin thrilled rookie Gallacher proved him wrong

    Tuesday, 6:46 AM

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Former captain Tony Jacklin is delighted Ryder Cup rookie Stephen Gallacher made him eat his words by securing a place in Europe's team for the showdown with the United States in Scotland this month. Jacklin, Europe's most successful skipper of all time having won two matches, tied one and lost one, told Reuters at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May that he thought the 39-year-old Scot was "a bit iffy sometimes" and "a bit tender-minded". Gallacher came within a whisker of dislodging Graeme McDowell from the automatic nine Ryder Cup qualifiers and received his reward on Tuesday when he was picked by captain Paul McGinley as a wildcard choice along with Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. I didn't mean it in any derogatory way and he has certainly proved he is made of the right stuff and I think he's capable of having a great Ryder Cup." Jacklin's comments provoked an angry response, especially among Gallacher's fellow countrymen, but the 70-year-old Englishman said perhaps it was the gee-up the triple European Tour winner needed.... read more

  • Target man Poulter relishing Ryder Cup battle

    Tuesday, 6:31 AM

    Ian Poulter of England practices on the driving range ahead of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in HoylakeIan Poulter is primed for the Americans who will be gunning for him in next month's Ryder Cup after being chosen as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley's three wildcards on Tuesday. The 38-year-old Englishman, whose pumped-up performance two years ago inspired Europe's "Miracle at Medinah" comeback win, admitted he will be a marked man at this year's event at Gleneagles, Scotland from Sept. 26-28. I'm going to be more than ready." Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were named by McGinley to join automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell in the 12-strong team.


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  • Golf-Westwood, Poulter, Gallacher named as wildcards

    Tuesday, 5:14 AM

    PGA: US PGA Championship-Second RoundBy Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were named as Europe's wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States by captain Paul McGinley on Tuesday. Westwood, Poulter and Gallacher join automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell in McGinley's 12-strong team.


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  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, 6:54 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said... read more

  • Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

    Tuesday, 6:30 AM

    LONDON (AP) — The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote... read more

  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    Tuesday, 6:29 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday... read more

  • Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

    Tuesday, 6:54 AM

    House Majority Leader Cantor leaves after a news conferenceHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board. Cantor, who was defeated in June by a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary election, will provide strategic counsel to the company's corporate and institutional clients on key issues, Moelis said. "Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management as we help them navigate their most important strategic decisions," Moelis CEO Ken Moelis said in a statement. Cantor, the No.2 Republican in the House of Representatives, was beaten by college economics professor David Brat, who accused Cantor of betraying conservative principles on spending, debt and immigration.


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  • Wall Street opens flat; manufacturing data awaited

    Tuesday, 6:32 AM

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday after the S&P 500 closed out its best month since February, ahead of reports on the manufacturing sector. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 2.25 points or 0.01 percent, to 17,096.2, the S&P 500 gained 2.09 points or 0.1 percent, to 2,005.46 and the Nasdaq Composite added 12.10 points or 0.26 percent, to 4,592.38. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski)


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  • Exclusive: Alitalia, Etihad deal likely to be cleared by end of year - source

    Tuesday, 6:27 AM

    A passenger checks-in at an Alitalia machine at Fiumicino airport in RomeBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian airline Alitalia and Etihad Airways are expected to win clearance for their tie-up by the end of the year with minor concessions, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad clinched a deal last month to buy 49 percent of lossmaking Alitalia for 1.76 billion euros ($2.31 billion), giving it access to Europe's fourth-largest travel market and 25 million passengers. Cash-rich Etihad, which has minority stakes in Air Berlin , Ireland's Aer Lingus , Virgin Australia and other global airlines, would be the largest single shareholder in Alitalia after the deal.


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  • Novo Nordisk drops inflammation business to focus on diabetes

    Tuesday, 6:02 AM

    Insulin jabs are pictured on a production line in Novo Nordisk's plant in KalundborgBy Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has stopped research and development activities in inflammatory disorders to concentrate on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, its biggest business. Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen said with the setback for anti-IL-20, the earliest possible entrance into the market for anti-inflammatory therapeutics would have been in the late 2020s. Instead, the company aimed to increase its research and development within its core diabetes business. "Significant un-met opportunities remain within diabetes, including prevention, obesity and diabetes complications," Thomsen said in a statement.


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  • Exclusive: 'Back to normal' for AstraZeneca CEO, despite Pfizer rumors

    Tuesday, 5:59 AM

    Chief Executive of AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot leaves after appearing at a commons science committee hearing at Portcullis House in LondonBy Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona. "The only thing I can tell you is I am here - and imagine where I would be if something was happening!" Pascal Soriot told Reuters on the sidelines of the European Society of Cardiology congress, the world's largest heart meeting. Strict British takeover rules limit what Soriot and other players can say about Pfizer's abortive attempt to buy AstraZeneca and the possibility of a resumption of talks.


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  • Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

    Tuesday, 5:05 AM

    Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in MonroviaKINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday. The outbreak in Congo's Equateur province is thought to be separate from an epidemic in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that has killed more than 1,550 people since March.


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