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Reuters: International News
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- Japan searches for a new prime minister, again
published on Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:51:05 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan began searching for a new prime minister on Tuesday after Yasuo Fukuda became the second leader to abruptly resign in less than a year, threatening a further policy vacuum as the economy teeters on the brink of recession.
- Thai PM imposes emergency rule after street battle
published on Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:49:17 -0400
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Tuesday and gave the army control of public order after a man died in overnight clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters.
- Lula suspends Brazil spy chiefs over phone taps
published on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 22:12:50 -0400
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva suspended the entire leadership of Brazil's intelligence agency on Monday after it was accused of spying on the Supreme Court chief and members of Congress.
- Power blackout in Venezuelan capital, oil province
published on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 17:02:29 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - A power blackout hit major parts of Venezuela on Monday, including the capital and an oil-producing province, darkening buildings, knocking out traffic lights and disrupting plane and train journeys.
- Canada set for October 14 election: report
published on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 22:07:08 -0400
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will as expected this week ask for a dissolution of Parliament and call an election for October 14, the Canadian Press quoted senior government sources as saying late on Monday.
- Humanitarian aircraft goes missing in Congo: U.N.
published on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 17:36:43 -0400
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A humanitarian plane went missing during a storm in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, U.N. humanitarian coordinator OCHA said.
- Afghans protest in Kabul over civilian deaths
published on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:00:19 -0400
KABUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters blocked a road in Kabul on Monday accusing U.S.-led troops of killing three members of a family, including two children, in a raid in the city, residents and witnesses said.