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  • Ex-bodyguard jailed for trying to kill Rwandan President Kagame

    KIGALI (Reuters) - A former bodyguard of Rwanda's Paul Kagame was sentenced to life on Friday for plotting to kill the president, but he complained that he had been kidnapped and said he would appeal. Joel Mutabazi was also convicted of being an...
  • Hong Kong clashes break out, protesters threaten to boycott talks

    Hong Kong clashes break out, protesters threaten to boycott talks
    Violent scuffles broke out in one of Hong Kong's most famous and congested shopping districts on Friday, as hundreds of supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and ripped down banners belonging to pro-democracy protesters, forcing many to retreat. As...
  • Former Hong Kong governor Patten calls for 'genuine consultation': BBC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten called on Wednesday for a new period of genuine consultation over demands for greater democracy in the former British colony which is witnessing its worst protests since China resumed its rule 17...
  • Divided Chinese eye Hong Kong protests with admiration, anger

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - For some mainland Chinese in Hong Kong, the sight of thousands of people on the streets protesting for greater democracy is an alien one that has prompted comparisons with the relative lack of political freedom back home. Others are...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Hong Kong students take democracy fight to home of city's leader

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students and protesters marched to the official residence of Hong Kong's leader on Thursday to demand a meeting, defying police warnings, as tensions simmer over the financial hub's democratic future. Carrying a huge...
  • Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease...
  • Stocks close lower, following drops overseas

    The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 178 points at the start of trading on Monday then slowly climbed back. Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued...
  • Kuwait revokes citizenship of opposition activist

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist on Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-...
  • Fitch, S&P say no immediate impact on Hong Kong's ratings from unrest

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy supporters won't significantly affect the city's credit ratings in the short term unless they last long enough to have a material impact on the economy, Fitch and Standard & Poor's...
  • Party of Indonesia president-elect denied parliament speaker role

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's highest court on Monday rejected a legal challenge by president-elect Joko Widodo's party to a law that prevents it from filling the role of parliamentary speaker, complicating efforts to push through economic reforms....