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  • Influence of banks, hedge funds on commodities lowest since 2008

    LONDON (Reuters) - United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedge funds have since reduced their influence to the lowest level since 2008. In a 2012 report for...
  • Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic

    BANGUI (Reuters) - Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its...
  • Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them...
  • Syrian regime retakes Christian village from Islamist rebels

    BEIRUT Syrian army forces led by Hezbollah's well-trained guerrillas recaptured the ancient Christian village of Maaloula from Islamist rebels early Tuesday morning and announced the end of a months-long campaign to take control of the strategic...
  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory. The...
  • Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists

    MOSCOW -- Ukraine's interim government on Tuesday made good on threats to move against pro-Russia separatists occupying eastern cities, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand U.N. condemnation of the use of force in the neighboring country....
  • U.N. says not right moment for peacekeepers in Ukraine: paper

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It is not the right moment for any United Nations peacekeeping troops to be sent to Ukraine, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "At this moment, it doesn't seem very practical to send troops,"...
  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

    Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday. The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...
  • U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings,...
  • U.S. adopts harsher tone in U.N. envoy dispute with Iran

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran. While it did not...
  • Exclusive: U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo....