Category Archives: Politics

Paris attacker was French army reject

By Gilbert Reilhac WISSEMBOURG, France (Reuters) – Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of three young men who shot dead 90 people at a Paris concert hall a month ago, was turned down…

Kofta and Trotskyism: Inside the Stop the War Coalition Christmas fundraiser

The Stop the War Coalition crew are in for a treat when they hold their Christmas bash at the Ev Restaurant in London. The Turkish eaterie has received raved reviews…

Exclusive – Gazprom may use third party gas to fill China pipeline: sources

By Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's Gazprom has held talks with a small Siberian energy firm on using its gas to fill a pipeline to China if the state-controlled…

New Zealand chooses new silver fern flag in preliminary referendum

A blue & black design with a silver fern has been picked by New Zealanders as the most-popular in a referendum on a possible new flag. However, after four rounds…

Sovereign bonds to remain in demand, say strategists – Reuters poll

By Rahul Karunakar (Reuters) – Major sovereign bonds will remain in demand next year, with yields rising only modestly, partly because very low inflation rates are expected to persist for…

Iran says Islamic State-linked groups at Riyadh talks – Fars agency

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday that some groups linked to the Islamic State militant group were involved in the talks in Riyadh to discuss forming a delegation for…

Britain welcomes EU law backing air passenger data deal

Britain's interior minister Theresa May on Thursday called a decision by the European Parliament to allow the sharing of airline passenger information an "important step" in combatting terrorism. The EU…

St Petersburg ‘Nutcracker’ shows global appeal of festive ballet

By Grigory Dukor ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – When the curtain rises for "The Nutcracker" at St Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre, it is the culmination of hundreds of hours of toil…

IOC to start audits for sports bodies over Olympic money

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee wants to make sure the billions of dollars of cash distributed to stakeholders for the development of sport is…

Benzema banned by France over blackmail case

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) – Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been suspended indefinitely from the France team because of the blackmail case he is embroiled in, the president…