27 Aug 2014

China rejects Taiwan’s complaint about breach of airspace

China has rejected Taiwan’s claim that two Chinese military aircraft had breached Taiwan’s airspace four times, saying it was a “routine flight”. via China rejects Taiwan’s complaint about breach of airspace | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

New French economy minister pledges end to infighting

France’s new economy minister vowed on Wednesday to ‎rebuild trust in the euro zone’s second largest economy and put an end to mixed messages and infighting on its economic policy. via New French economy minister pledges end to infighting | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

Gaza truce holding but Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home

An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. via Gaza truce holding but Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

Afghan election audit disrupted as candidate threatens to walk out

Afghanistan’s deadlocked presidential election veered further off course on Wednesday after both candidates withdrew their observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes that was meant to resolve the crisis. via Afghan election audit disrupted as candidate threatens to walk out | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

Pakistan’s prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation. via Pakistan’s prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base

Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. via Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media | Reuters.

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27 Aug 2014

U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS

The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said on Tuesday. via U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS – NYTimes.com.

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26 Aug 2014

US ‘caught off-guard’ by air strikes in Libya

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia. A senior US official told the BBC that Washington was not consulted about the attacks and was “caught off-guard”. via BBC News – Libya crisis: US ‘caught off-guard’ by air strikes.

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26 Aug 2014

Obama approves US surveillance flights of ISIS

US President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State (IS). via BBC News – Syria conflict: Obama approves US surveillance flights.

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26 Aug 2014

Mozilla’s first low-cost smartphone on sale in India

Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, has launched a new low-cost smartphone in India that will retail for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90). via BBC News – Mozilla’s first low-cost smartphone on sale in India.

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