Archive for August, 2013

‘Lessons of Iraq’ dog Britain’s Syria strike plans

August 29, 2013
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By Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron‘s plans for an imminent military strike on Syria were in disarray on Thursday after a revolt by lawmakers warning him to heed the “lessons of Iraq“.
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Massive wildfire prompts new travel restrictions through Yosemite

August 29, 2013
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By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Firefighters determined to keep a massive blaze from raging into the heart of California‘s Yosemite National Park have shut down half of its main east-west corridor, just days before a holiday weekend marking the end of the peak summer tourist season.
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MARKET PULSE-Vodafone, Verizon, Guess, Facebook, US Airways

August 29, 2013
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Wall Street to rise as Syria reassessed, caution lingers

August 29, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to rise at the open on Thursday on growing signs a timeline for launching a Western military strike on Syria could be delayed, though caution lingered across markets.
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Playtech first half earnings rise 13 percent, chairman to step down

August 29, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Gaming software developer Playtech posted a 13 percent jump in first half-earnings on Thursday, helped by the rising popularity of mobile and online gambling, and said it was confident of meeting full year market expectations.
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Implats’ full year earnings halved on prices, labour tensions

August 29, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa‘s Impala Platinum‘s full-year earnings fell by around half as a tough labour environment and depressed prices bit into earnings, the company said on Thursday.
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Key lawmakers to get Syria chemical weapons briefing Thursday

August 29, 2013
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Key lawmakers will get a classified briefing from the Obama administration on Thursday regarding Syria’s alleged slaughter of civilians using chemical weapons last week, two U.S. officials said.
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On Syria, Obama eyeing ‘shot across the bow’

August 29, 2013
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President Barack Obama promised Wednesday that any U.S. military strike at Syria would be a “shot across the bow” that avoids seeing America pulled into “any kind of open-ended conflict.”
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Fidel Castro: ‘Grave things will happen’ in Syria attack

August 28, 2013
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HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro can’t stay away. Despite a vow to retire from his second career as a columnist last year, the 87-year-old revolutionary whose interests range from the nutrition benefits of a leafy plant called moringa to the threat of nuclear Armageddon apparently still has a lot to say about world events.
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Watch: Nation honors MLK’s ‘Dream’ speech

August 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking stock of progress both made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King‘s “I Have a Dream” speech on the same spot where he gave unforgettable voice...
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