Member states of the United Nations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23191/all en UPDATE 2-US: Time not right for Google executive's North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip <p>* Schmidt a top figure in U.S. technology industry * Purpose of trip unclear, but visit seen as private * Washington, allies trying to intensify U.N. sanctions By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Department of State Diplomatic Relations Divided regions Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt executive Google Inc Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Political geography Politics Private Quotation Republics South Korea Technology United Nations United Nations United States Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:36 +0000 5731098 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>BEIRUT - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> on Friday said a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus on Thursday night was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said on Friday he and Google executive Eric Schmidt will make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea, partly aimed at securing the release of an American detainee there.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad CDATA Fertile Crescent Iraq Levant Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Syria Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:37 +0000 5731160 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Stop war in Syria before it becomes "field of ruins" -pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Pope makes comments in yearly "state of the world" address</p> <p>* Condemns "terrorist attacks" against Christians in Nigeria</p> <p>* Links global economic crisis to "absolute" profit motive</p> <p> (Adds elements from speech, context)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged the<br /> world on Monday to end what he called the endless slaughter in<br /> Syria before the entire country becomes a "a field of ruins".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Levant Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nigeria Person Career Pope Benedict XVI and Islam Quotation Syria War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:20 +0000 5731327 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea welcomes Google's Schmidt to Internet black hole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By David Chance and Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has done its best to<br /> butter up Google Inc. ahead of Executive Chairman Eric<br /> Schmidt's visit that started on Monday, even to the extent of<br /> setting up a gmail account for its state news agency KCNA at<br /> <a href="mailto:kcna@gmail.com">kcna@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>Sadly, the Hermit Kingdom's chosen email address doesn't<br /> work as it is short of the minimum six characters required for a<br /> Google account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Company Founded Company Technology Contact Details Divided regions Korea Media of North Korea Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Political geography Quotation Republics Technology Telecommunications in North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:38 +0000 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia frees man held over attack on US consulate in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Tunis, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of<br /> evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement<br /> in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the<br /> U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the<br /> Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the<br /> violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to<br /> Libya, and three other American officials were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Libya Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations North Africa Person Career Person Travel Political geography Quotation Technology Tunisia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 5731591 at http://www.globalpost.com Qatar throws Egypt $2.5 billion lifeline to prop up pound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Egypt convulsed by dollar rush after political turmoil</p> <p>* Qatar seen as seeking influence in post-Mubarak Egypt</p> <p>* IMF team expected in 2-3 weeks for talks on $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>By Yasmine Saleh and Patrick Werr</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Qatar tossed Egypt an economic<br /> lifeline on Tuesday, announcing it had lent Egypt another $2<br /> billion and given it an extra $500 million outright to help<br /> control a currency crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Asia Egypt Hosni Mubarak International Monetary Fund Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Middle East Middle Eastern countries Qatar USD Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:27 +0000 5731665 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in swap for govt prisoners-Iran TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-rebels-free-48-iranians-swap-govt-prisoners-iran-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran's state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The report - which has not been confirmed - did not specify the number of prisoners released by the Syrian government but said they included Turks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-rebels-free-48-iranians-swap-govt-prisoners-iran-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:43 +0000 5732035 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Syrian rebels swap 48 Iranians for govt prisoners -Iran TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syrian-rebels-swap-48-iranians-govt-prisoners-iran-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background, detail)</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran's state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The report did not give details but Iran's state-controlled Arabic language television station al-Alam said its correspondent had confirmed the release of the Iranians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syrian-rebels-swap-48-iranians-govt-prisoners-iran-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:00:35 +0000 5732044 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap -Turkish NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syrian-rebels-free-48-iranians-prisoner-swap-turkish-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, the head of a Turkish aid agency which helped broker the deal said.</p> <p>"The 48 Iranians have been released and are being taken to Damascus, accompanied by Iranian and Syrian officials," Bulent Yildirim, head of humanitarian aid agency IHH, told Reuters by telephone from Damascus, adding the release of the civilian prisoners had begun in return.</p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:15:04 +0000 5732045 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-US's Richardson says didn't meet detained American on North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uss-richardson-says-didnt-meet-detained-american-north <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Trip criticised by U.S. State Department</p> <p>* Richardson unable to meet detained Korean-American</p> <p>* Schmidt says North Korea will remain isolated without Internet</p> <p>* Google exec chairman says technology "very limited" in North Korea</p> <p>By Michael Martina</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uss-richardson-says-didnt-meet-detained-american-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Richardson Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Republics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:30:04 +0000 5732488 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S., Japan review defence guidelines amid tension with China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-japan-review-defence-guidelines-amid-tension-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan began on Thursday the revision of defence cooperation guidelines for the first time in 15 years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a territorial dispute with China and North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.</p> <p>The revision to the guidelines, which set rules on how Japanese and U.S. forces work together in or near Japan, comes after a hawkish Abe led his Liberal Democratic Party to power in an election last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-japan-review-defence-guidelines-amid-tension-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the United Nations Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:30:32 +0000 5735526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Algeria crisis seems to be nearing dramatic end-Hollande http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Algerian hostage crisis seems to be nearing a dramatic end, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that events at the desert gas plant showed his intervention in Mali to combat Islamist rebels was justified.</p> <p>Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at the remote plant, Algerian sources said, as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades unfolded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 5735768 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. circulates draft North Korea rebuke at UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would condemn North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p>The draft was the result of a deal between the United States and China, the envoys said on condition of anonymity. Even though the draft does not call for any new sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said China's support for the resolution represented a significant diplomatic blow to Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:45:32 +0000 5737483 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Philippines seeks UN help to resolve maritime row with China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-philippines-seeks-un-help-resolve-maritime-row-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds reaction from China's ambassador in Manila)</p> <p>MANILA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The Philippines has asked an international tribunal to intervene in its longstanding South China Sea territorial dispute with China and declare that Beijing's claims are invalid, the government said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Manila asked the tribunal of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to order a halt to China's activities that the Philippines says violates the Southeast Asian nation's sovereignty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-philippines-seeks-un-help-resolve-maritime-row-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the United Nations Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:15:25 +0000 5737715 at http://www.globalpost.com