Political geography http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23193/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 Britain's top tabloid scolds Argentina over the Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-top-tabloid-scolds-argentina-over-the-falklands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sun letter to the editor new salvo in diplomatic battle</p> <p>* Britain retained the islands 1982 Falklands War</p> <p>* Oil exploration raises stakes in sovereignty row</p> <p>By Hugh Bronstein and Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest-selling newspaper had a simple message for Argentina in an editorial published on Friday in the South American country: "HANDS OFF" the Falkland Islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-top-tabloid-scolds-argentina-over-the-falklands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ARA General Belgrano Argentina Argentina Blockades Cristina Fernandez Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Economy of the Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Falklands War International relations Manuel Belgrano Margaret Thatcher Person Career Political geography The Sun the Sun Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:31:00 +0000 5731126 at http://www.globalpost.com Brussels motor show marketing models told to cover up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover <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>BRUSSELS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Carmakers showing off their<br /> latest models at the Brussels motor show later this month have<br /> been told to refrain from using scantily dressed women to<br /> promote their wares.</p> <p>Reports of lewd behaviour by some male visitors at last<br /> year's event prompted Belgium's equal opportunities minister<br /> Joelle Milquet to write to the organisers.</p> <p>She criticised the use of women in body-hugging outfits for<br /> advertising purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium British International Motor Show Business CDATA Europe Joëlle Milquet Person Career Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:32 +0000 5731372 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF had 'productive' discussion with Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imf-had-productive-discussion-egypt <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>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The International Monetary<br /> Fund held "productive" discussions with Egypt about its economic<br /> strategy, a senior Fund official said on Monday after a visit to<br /> the country.</p> <p>Egypt is desperately seeking a $4.8 billion loan from the<br /> IMF to help prop up its budget and contain a currency crisis set<br /> off by political turmoil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imf-had-productive-discussion-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Economy of Egypt Economy of the Arab League Egypt International economics International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Political geography Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:46 +0000 5731422 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan sees northern border zone within a month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month <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 Carl Odera</p> <p>JUBA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan hopes to establish a<br /> demilitarized zone along its border with arch-rival Sudan within<br /> a month, paving the way for vital oil exports to resume, a<br /> southern official said on Monday.</p> <p>Sudan leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva<br /> Kiir met in Ethiopia at the weekend to try to quell tensions<br /> that have rumbled since a flare-up of violence along the<br /> disputed border in April last year, the worst since the South<br /> seceded in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Juba Khartoum Outline of Sudan Pagan Amum Okech Person Career Political geography Quotation Second Sudanese Civil War South Sudan Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:34 +0000 5731436 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali army fires warning shots to halt Islamist advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance <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>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Malian soldiers fired warning<br /> shots on Tuesday at Islamist fighters pushing south towards<br /> their positions, military and diplomatic sources said, raising<br /> fears of the first clashes since militants seized Mali's north<br /> in April.</p> <p>The capture of the northern two thirds of the arid West<br /> African nation by a loose coalition of Islamist groups has sown<br /> fears among Western and regional powers that Mali could become a<br /> haven for radicals to plot international attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Bamako Mali National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad Person Career Person Location Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:03 +0000 5731478 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 (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/blank-headline-received <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>TWO INDIAN SOLDIERS SHOT DEAD BY GUNMEN ON INDIAN SIDE OF<br /> KASHMIR'S LINE OF CONTROL WITH PAKISTAN -INDIAN MILITARY<br /> OFFICIAL</p> <p> </p> Asia British Indian Army CDATA International relations Kashmir Pakistan Political geography XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:04 +0000 5731494 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 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 5731594 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan denies launching "unprovoked" attack on Indian army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/pakistan-denies-launching-unprovoked-attack-indian-army <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>ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Pakistan army has denied<br /> that it launched an unprovoked attack that killed two Indian<br /> soldiers in Kashmir on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Indian army said the Pakistanis had violated the<br /> ceasefire along the heavily militarized Line of Control dividing<br /> the disputed territory of Kashmir.</p> <p>But a Pakistani army spokesman said in a text message<br /> "Pakistan military officials deny Indian allegation of<br /> unprovoked firing."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/pakistan-denies-launching-unprovoked-attack-indian-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Indian Army Indian army Indo-Pakistani relations International relations Kashmir conflict Military of Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Army Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:10 +0000 5731599 at http://www.globalpost.com Swaziland says loan from S.Africa "not working out" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out <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>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A 2.4 billion rand ($280<br /> million) loan that South Africa agreed to extend to Swaziland<br /> has hit a snag but the landlocked kingdom, Africa's last<br /> absolute monarchy, can survive without it, its finance minister<br /> said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The loan was agreed in 2011 as Swaziland grappled with an<br /> acute funding crisis. South Africa was due to release the first<br /> tranche of the bailout last year but the money never<br /> materialised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/swaziland-says-loan-safrica-not-working-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Company Location Government Mswati II Mswati III Outline of Swaziland Person Career Political geography Pravin Gordhan Quotation Swaziland Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:00:29 +0000 5731619 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Congo rebels declare ceasefire before peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-congo-rebels-declare-ceasefire-peace-talks <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>* Ceasefire eases risk of regional war</p> <p>* Rebels drop demand for govt to join ceasefire</p> <p>* Congolese govt suspicious over offer</p> <p>By Elias Biryabarema</p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Congolese rebels declared a<br /> unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday ahead of a second round of peace<br /> talks with the government, boosting hopes for a negotiated end<br /> to their nine-month-old revolt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-congo-rebels-declare-ceasefire-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Military Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:30:22 +0000 5731629 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda gives $5 mln in stolen aid back to Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uganda-gives-5-mln-stolen-aid-back-ireland <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>* Western donors cut aid last year due to embezzlement</p> <p>* Uganda says will refund all affected governments</p> <p>* Several officials have been charged with theft</p> <p>By Philippa Croome</p> <p>KAMPALA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Uganda has returned to Ireland $5 million of aid money that was embezzled by state officials, it said on Tuesday, promising to reimburse other governments in the hope of unblocking vital payments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uganda-gives-5-mln-stolen-aid-back-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Aid Business Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:15:21 +0000 5731806 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali says army repelled Islamist attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-says-army-repelled-islamist-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>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Mali's army repelled an attack on its advance positions on Monday by heavily armed Islamist groups who control the country's north, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p>Islamist fighters who seized control of Mali's vast desert north in April have advanced towards government positions in the region of Mopti in recent days, sowing fears of a return to fighting after months of uneasy stalemate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-says-army-repelled-islamist-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:16:03 +0000 5731854 at http://www.globalpost.com