Tag Archives: Africa

Atletico pulls even with Barca at top of Liga, Madrid loses

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league's two frontrunners on Sunday, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona…

French far-right fails to win a single region in elections

France's far-right National Front (FN) failed to win a single region in elections Sunday despite record results in the first round, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep them…

UN documents human rights situation in Kunduz province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released a report documenting human rights abuses in the northern city of Kunduz during the three days when it…

Libya's rival factions agree date to sign U.N. peace deal

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libya's rival factions on Friday agreed to Dec. 16 as a target date for signing a United Nations-backed national unity government agreement meant to end their conflict….

Son of late Libyan head Gadhafi briefly kidnapped in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A son of Libya's late leader Moammar Gadhafi was briefly kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information approximately the fate of a Shiite cleric who went missing…

Twitter looks to make money from ads aimed at logged-out users

By Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertisements to people who read tweets without logging in, as it tries to make…

Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers…

Kerry says aiming for New York Syria meeting on Dec 18

By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) – Countries involved in the Syrian peace process are set to meet in New York on Dec. 18 yet the talks may hinge on efforts…

India opener Vijay fined for dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) — India opener Murali Vijay has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpiring decision in the ongoing fourth & final…

U.S. Secretary of State warns of collapse of Palestinian Authority and its consequences

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said there were questions approximately how long the Palestinian Authority (PA) could survive & warned of…