Republics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23192/all/URL%20Required 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 Malian Islamists move south toward government forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces <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>* Malian military spots Islamist fighters</p> <p>* Raises spectre of new clashes</p> <p>* West African country in crisis since last March</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in control of<br /> northern Mali pushed south, close to government positions on<br /> Monday, army sources said, raising fears of fresh clashes after<br /> months of tense standoff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Contemporary history Dioncounda Traoré Mali May 23, 2006 Democratic Alliance for Change Person Career Quotation Republics Tuareg Tuareg Rebellion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731434 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 Thomson Reuters 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com Burundi court cuts journalist prison term over gun attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack <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>* Journalists in Burundi targeted by prosecutors</p> <p>* Reporter convicted after interview with rebel leader</p> <p>* Lawyer says to appeal against new prison term</p> <p>By Patrick Nduwimana</p> <p>GITEGA, Burundi, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A court in Burundi<br /> reduced a life sentence handed last year to a reporter accused<br /> of complicity in a 2011 gun attack after finding him guilty of a<br /> less serious offence, an appeal judge said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burundi Business Cankuzo Conviction Gitega Hospitality Law Person Career Person Travel Political geography Politics Quotation Republics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:09:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731594 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 Thomson Reuters 5732488 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France says will support Mali within UN resolutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-france-says-will-support-mali-within-un-resolutions <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 11 (Reuters) - France will support Mali's request for military assistance to help counter an offensive by Islamist rebels but strictly within the framework of U.N. Security Council resolutions, President Francois Hollande said on Friday.</p> <p>Mali asked for French help on Thursday after residents of a northern town said the rebels, who control much of the northern two-thirds of the country, drove out the Malian army in a major setback to government forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-france-says-will-support-mali-within-un-resolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Republics Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733078 at http://www.globalpost.com Volleyball-Cash troubles force Greece out of European League http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/volleyball-cash-troubles-force-greece-out-european-league <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>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Greece will not compete in volleyball's annual European League this year due to the "prohibitive costs" of taking part, the Greek federation (EOPE) said on Saturday.</p> <p>Greece's men's and women's volleyball teams have competed in the tournament since its inception in 2004 but due to financial difficulties as the economic crisis continues to hit Greek sport hard, the EOPE have opted to skip this year's edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/volleyball-cash-troubles-force-greece-out-european-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Greece Political geography Republics Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733627 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France to add Mali troops, speeding up Africa input http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-france-add-mali-troops-speeding-africa-input <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>* EU ministers to meet on Mali this week</p> <p>* French troops to rise to 2,500 -ministry</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - France plans to increase its troops in Mali to 2,500 in the days ahead and is working to speed up the deployment of West African troops for a campaign against Islamist rebels, the government said on Monday.</p> <p>A defence ministry spokesman told Reuters troops would be sent to bolster the 600 already deployed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-france-add-mali-troops-speeding-africa-input" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Laurent Fabius Mali Republics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734312 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France says will leave Mali when it stable, safe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-france-says-will-leave-mali-when-it-stable-safe <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 15 (Reuters) - France will wrap up its intervention in Mali and pull its forces out once the West African country has returned to being stable and safe with a solid political system, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Hollande's statement, in response to a question on how long French forces could be deployed in Mali, suggested France could have a major role in its former colony for longer than the several weeks his government has so far indicated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-france-says-will-leave-mali-when-it-stable-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Republics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734803 at http://www.globalpost.com TAKE A LOOK-France to stay in Mali until stability restored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/take-look-france-stay-mali-until-stability-restored <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>DAKAR, Jan 15 (Reuters) - France will end its intervention in Mali only once stability has returned to the West African country, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, the fifth day of French air strikes against al Qaeda-linked rebels in the country's north. 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LATEST STORIES France to stay in Mali until stability restored Mali's Islamist groups united by war threat U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/take-look-france-stay-mali-until-stability-restored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest International relations Mali Republics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:45:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734981 at http://www.globalpost.com France says ready to use armoured vehicles against Mali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/france-says-ready-use-armoured-vehicles-against-mali-rebels <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 15 (Reuters) - France is ready to pursue militants on the ground in Mali's north with armoured vehicles in addition to the air strikes already under way, the chief of staff for the French armed forces said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Admiral Edouard Guillaud said that light armoured vehicles would be used if it proved necessary, adding that some such vehicles had arrived from the Ivory Coast.</p> <p>"This is aimed at helping the Malian forces, which are still fighting," Guillaud told a news conference on the French intervention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/france-says-ready-use-armoured-vehicles-against-mali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Édouard Guillaud Mali Republics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734986 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France says has faith Algerian govt can end crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-france-says-has-faith-algerian-govt-can-end-crisis <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) - France has total confidence in the Algerian government to resolve a standoff at a desert gas facility where dozens of Western and Algerian hostages are being held, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.</p> <p>Le Drian said he would travel to Berlin in the next few hours, however, to talk to his German counterpart about France's military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, which the hostage-takers in Algeria say must end.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-france-says-has-faith-algerian-govt-can-end-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria International relations Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735545 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Algeria crisis forces British PM to delay Europe speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-forces-british-pm-delay-europe-speech <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>* Cameron warns Britons to expect "bad news"</p> <p>* Not told in advance of Algerian swoop on hostage-takers</p> <p>* PM calls off long-awaited speech on Europe</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron postponed on Thursday a much-anticipated speech on Britain's future role in the European Union because of the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant where Britons are believed to be among those held.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-forces-british-pm-delay-europe-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria David Cameron David Cameron Government Hostage taking International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735798 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Two French hostages leave Algerian gas site -govt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-two-french-hostages-leave-algerian-gas-site-minister <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>* French minister says no news on two other hostages</p> <p>* Cannot say if hostage crisis over, information patchy</p> <p>* Catering worker hid for 40 hours away from kidnappers</p> <p>* 150 Algerian catering employees safe, company says</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - French authorities are in contact with two French hostages who have left the desert gas facility in Algeria where they were being held by Islamist militants, France's Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-two-french-hostages-leave-algerian-gas-site-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Business Hostage taking International relations Labor Law Republics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736006 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UK's Cameron says Britons still at risk in Algeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-less-30-britons-at-risk-algeria-uks-cameron <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>* Cameron "disappointed" Algeria gave no warning of rescue</p> <p>* Britons at risk, but number much lower than 30 people</p> <p>* Cameron condemns "savage attack", offers support</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was disappointed Algeria gave him no advance warning of an operation to rescue hostages held in a desert gas facility and warned that Britons caught up in the crisis were still at risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-less-30-britons-at-risk-algeria-uks-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria David Cameron Disaster International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736132 at http://www.globalpost.com