School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:23:05 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:22:14 -0400
A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the ...
Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:21:36 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.
Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:20:48 -0400
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum.
UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:18:13 -0400
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.
Pakistan's promises to IMF in doubt as protests sap economy
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:15:57 -0400
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Anti-government protests that have gripped Islamabad since mid-August could throw off course economic reforms Pakistan promised to deliver in return for an IMF bailout, senior officials said, raising the risk of a sovereign rating downgrade. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) saved Pakistan from possible default last September by agreeing to lend $6.6 billion over three years, conditional on reforms such as a longstanding pledge to privatize loss-making state companies. "The IMF folk think that if we can wrap this crisis up in a week or so, things will remain on course and normal. But if it goes on any longer, then, yes, we will be in trouble." Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan voiced concern that an IMF team had already canceled a visit to Pakistan because of the protests that turned violent last week as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refused to resign.
Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:14:23 -0400
By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina 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. Sharif, who enjoys a solid majority in the chamber, convened a joint session of parliament as he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in control more than two weeks after mass protests seeking to bring down his government erupted in the coup-prone nation. His office said parliament would be in session all week to allow all members of parliament to express their views. It is a rebellion against the state of Pakistan," Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar told parliament.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:10:51 -0400
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.
After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:10:38 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.
Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid, may go hostile
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:06:59 -0400
Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Dollar General also said it would pay a break-up fee of $500 million if deal ran foul of competition law, the reason Family Dollar had cited for its rejection the earlier offer and opting instead for an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from Dollar Tree Inc . Family Dollar's shares were up almost 1 percent at $80.50 in premarket trading, above Dollar General's cash offer, suggesting some investors held hopes of higher offers. "In the event you refuse to engage with us regarding our revised proposal, we will consider taking our persuasive and superior proposal directly to your shareholders," Dollar General Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said in a letter to Family Dollar's board on Tuesday.
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