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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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St. Louis police chief defends shooting

1 hour 23 minutes ago - CNN Top Stories
The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him

Friend of Boston bombing suspect expected to plead guilty to obstruction of justice

1 hour 57 minutes ago - Fox News
by foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Online)

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

1 hour 59 minutes ago - Yahoo News
BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families

G20 edging towards deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks

1 hour 55 minutes ago - Yahoo News
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world's top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20 officials said. The bonds, known as "gone concern loss absorption capacity"...

Russia making checks at McDonald's in two more regions: Ifax

1 hour 52 minutes ago - Yahoo News
Russia's food safety watchdog is conducting checks at McDonald's restaurants in the Tatarstan region and will begin scheduled checks at its outlets in the region of Bashkortostan later this month, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, the agency ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over wh...

Minsk talks next week are step to defusing Ukraine crisis: Russian lawmaker

1 hour 51 minutes ago - Yahoo News
A meeting between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk next week is a step towards defusing the conflict in Ukraine, the speaker of the Russian parliament was quoted as saying on Thursday. "The Minsk meeting is one of the stages on the way towards de-escalation of this conflict," Sergei Naryshkin was quoted by state-run RI...

Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders

1 hour 41 minutes ago - Yahoo News
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas men since...

McDonald's Japan denies placing orders with Thailand's CPF

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Yahoo News
McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd said it had not placed any orders to import chicken from Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) a few days after senior officials at Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer told Reuters they had received such orders. "It is not true that we have placed any orders with CPF," McDonald's Japan spokesman Takashi Ha...

Gazprom says hopes Ukraine provides safe gas transit to Europe

1 hour 36 minutes ago - Yahoo News
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Thursday it hopes that Ukraine will stick to its obligations and allow safe gas transit to Europe. A Gazprom's spokesman also said that the company had made an additional payment in July to Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz for gas transit. Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukrain...

G20 edging towards deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks

1 hour 55 minutes ago - Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world's top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20 officials said

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