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U.S. in Africa: There's no race with China

U.S. companies are betting big on Africa.<p>Kicking off a three-day U.S.-Africa summit in Washington, D.C., President Obama announced that U.S. …

Russia issues sanctions of its own against West

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired back at Western sanctions on Wednesday, ordering bans on imports of food and other products from the …

Biomass burning poses a big climate problem - Futurity

New study suggests that wildfires and agricultural burning play a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought.

Research

China Reportedly Blocked Kakao, Line Over Terrorism Fears

Trouble has been brewing in China since last month with several foreign internet firms experiencing accessibility issues in the country, including chat apps Line and Kakao Talk. Line’s service in Mainland China (provided in conjunction with a local operator under the name of Lianwo) has been …

Egypt reclaims role with Gaza talks

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2014/08/06/lok-sayah-egypt-israel-gaza-peace-talks.cnn_225613_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is on a mission -- to return his country to its rightful place as the "indispensable" Arab state after what he saw as the dangerous chaos of …

Israel offers Gaza truce extension but Hamas has yet to agree

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099051_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524790572_a0969a1139f7a183bbff6f85bf25728b<p><b>Israel has offered to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza which began on Tuesday after nearly a month of conflict, Israeli officials say.</b><p>But there …

Israel

Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills/Jessica Hill/Salon)</b><p>Dramatic, awful changes occurred on my generation’s watch — and it amounts to a fiendishly successful conspiracy<p>Peter Lunenfeld<p>July 5, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>That nostalgic time of year for newly minted college grads and their professors has now concluded. …

US nuclear negotiator to resume talks with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator is meeting Thursday with Iranian officials in Geneva as negotiations resume on …

Obama: 'No Sympathy' for Hamas

During a Q&A with reporters Wednesday at the close of the U.S.-Africa summit, President Barack Obama said he had “no sympathy for Hamas.”<p>“I have …

The claim that sanctions on Iran have cost the U.S. $175 billion in lost exports

<i>“In these economic times, one simply cannot ignore $175 billion in lost export revenue or 200,000 lost jobs in one year.”</i><p><b>–Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, in a news release, July 14, 2014</b><p>The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a group that aims to foster better …

Iran nuclear talks likely on fringes of U.N. General Assembly: IRNA | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers will probably discuss a potential deal on Tehran’s nuclear program on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in September, the state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Iranian negotiator as saying.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Five-year accord will see Russia help Iran organise oil sales, but government denies it has violated international obligations<p>Vladimir Putin has agreed a $20bn (£11.8bn) trade deal with Iran that will see Russia sidestep Western sanctions on its energy sector.<p>Under the terms of a five-year accord, …

Oil

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

<b>Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Speaking on national television, she said some civil liberties might have to be suspended.<p>The Ebola outbreak has also hit Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, …

Disease

China bans iPads and MacBooks from government use in clampdown on US companies

Microsoft, Symantec, and Qualcomm also targeted as China reduces reliance on foreign companies<p>China’s hostility towards US technology companies is escalating this week with a ban on government use of Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that up to 10 Apple products have been removed from a …