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Reuters: Top News

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9/2/2014 11:46:50 PM

1 - Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
2 - Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage
3 - U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader
4 - Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report
5 - Judge denies hold-out Detroit creditor motions to block evidence
6 - Japan's Abe to co-opt rival, draft more women in cabinet reshuffle
7 - Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth
8 - Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile
9 - Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens
10 - EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance
11 - Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali
12 - EU's new leadership trio may surprise on upside
13 - Syrian forces escalate assault on rebel-held Damascus district
14 - Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament: witnesses
15 - Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers
16 - Liberia doctors strike, U.N. warns of food shortages due to Ebola
17 - Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance
18 - U.S. factory activity expands in August at fastest pace since April 2010: Markit
19 - UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence
20 - End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace
21 - Exclusive: 'Back to normal' for AstraZeneca CEO, despite Pfizer rumors
22 - Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares
23 - Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says
24 - U.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair
25 - Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's 'mission accomplished' plans
1 - Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week.

9/2/2014 11:45:13 PM

2 - Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.






9/2/2014 11:31:20 PM

3 - U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they added it may take time to determine whether Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed.






9/2/2014 10:39:59 PM

4 - Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach.

9/2/2014 9:23:51 PM

5 - Judge denies hold-out Detroit creditor motions to block evidence

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied motions by two bond insurance companies that sought to block Detroit from presenting certain evidence at a key hearing on the city's plan to exit bankruptcy.






9/2/2014 8:24:22 PM

6 - Japan's Abe to co-opt rival, draft more women in cabinet reshuffle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet on Wednesday, a rejig dictated more by political dynamics than policy matters.

9/2/2014 8:22:25 PM

7 - Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.






9/2/2014 7:20:00 PM

8 - Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.






9/2/2014 6:52:38 PM

9 - Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.






9/2/2014 6:10:46 PM

10 - EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force.






9/2/2014 5:52:18 PM

11 - Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Four United Nations soldiers were killed on Tuesday and a further 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in an area of northern Mali where attacks are on the rise, a spokesman for the country's U.N. mission said.






9/2/2014 5:41:31 PM

12 - EU's new leadership trio may surprise on upside

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At first sight, the European Union's new leadership team looks like a missed opportunity.






9/2/2014 5:31:52 PM

13 - Syrian forces escalate assault on rebel-held Damascus district

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and rights groups.

9/2/2014 5:15:53 PM

14 - Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament: witnesses

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 100 relatives of Iraqi soldiers captured by Islamic State fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on Tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said.

9/2/2014 5:03:24 PM

15 - Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

9/2/2014 4:17:32 PM

16 - Liberia doctors strike, U.N. warns of food shortages due to Ebola

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital have gone on strike over unpaid wages, complicating the fight against the world's worst Ebola epidemic that the U.S. disease prevention chief said was spiraling out of control.






9/2/2014 4:08:06 PM

17 - Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.






9/2/2014 3:17:06 PM

18 - U.S. factory activity expands in August at fastest pace since April 2010: Markit

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - - The U.S. manufacturing industry expanded in August while employment in the sector grew at its fastest pace since March of last year, an industry report showed on Tuesday.

9/2/2014 2:49:12 PM

19 - UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.






9/2/2014 2:46:02 PM

20 - End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

9/2/2014 2:42:27 PM

21 - Exclusive: 'Back to normal' for AstraZeneca CEO, despite Pfizer rumors

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.

9/2/2014 1:59:48 PM

22 - Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.

9/2/2014 12:59:58 PM

23 - Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.






9/2/2014 12:03:12 PM

24 - U.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign companies are increasingly concerned they are being targeted by Chinese regulators, a U.S. business lobby said on Tuesday, as a Chinese antitrust agency defended probes into firms such as U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc .






9/2/2014 11:45:02 AM

25 - Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's 'mission accomplished' plans

BRUSSELS/KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.

9/2/2014 11:25:14 AM

 

 

  

  





 











 

 

 
 






 

 







 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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