Greek president names Supreme Court judge as caretaker PM

Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:57 Written by
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s top Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou was named the head of a caretaker government to lead the country to elections expected next month, the president’s office said on Thursday. After a final effort to get political party leaders to form a coalition failed, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos’s office said he was obliged to appoint a new caretaker administration that will be sworn in on Friday. Thanou, who becomes the country’s first female…
Rouhani faces pressure for release of Iran's political prisoners
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:57 Written by
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (L) shakes hands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at the President's Palace in Tehran, Iran August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) – Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani faces a fresh challenge at home, to win the release of leading political prisoners whose case has polarized the Islamic Republic.
Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:46 Written by
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground. The ultra-radical Islamist group and a monitor said it had seized several villages as it stepped up an offensive in northern Aleppo province, in a blow to rebels who are likely partners for…
Stocks fly after Fed official cools September rate hike talk
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:46 Written by
A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne PlunkettEmployees of a foreign exchange trading company work under monitors displaying the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S.
Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:46 Written by
VIENNA (Reuters) – As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders attending a Balkans summit. Police made the grisly discovery in the 7.5-tonne lorry stopped on the A4 motorway near the town of Parndorf, apparently since Wednesday, Hans Peter Doskozil, police chief in the province of Burgenland, told a news…
U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised sharply higher to 3.7 percent
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:46 Written by
People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, New York February 22, 2015. The U.S. homeland security chief said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton By Lucia Mutikani
Policeman shot, two people stabbed in southwest Louisiana
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 19:26 Written by
Louisiana State Police SWAT officer responds to a barricaded suspect following stabbing and shooting incidents in Sunset, Louisiana, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) – Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St.
British hacker for Islamic State killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria: sources
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 18:57 Written by
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A British hacker who U.S. and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State in Syria has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, a U.S. source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. It was the second reported killing of a senior Islamic State figure in the last eight days. Islamic State’s second-in-command was killed in a U.S. air strike near Mosul, Iraq, on Aug. 18.
U.S. stocks snap losing streak but oil and bonds decline
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 18:01 Written by
Passersby are reflected on a display showing stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures resumed descent in early Asian trade and Asian shares were seen on the defensive on Wednesday as monetary easing by China’s central bank had limited success in cheering up nervous investors.
Trump: Republican threats over U.S. debt limit 'worth the fight'
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 17:05 Written by
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ben BrewerRepublican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, August 25, 2015.

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