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South Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pullout fails

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South Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pullout fails
South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation left without meeting officials, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Ugandan troops are in South Sudan backing government forces, and their withdrawal is a key demand of the rebels. "They never communicated they were coming, they just arrived," Ugandan Foreign Minister Henry Okello Oryem told AFP, who said the team had arrived on Monday and then left. Fighting broke out mid-December between government ... more

Britain to hold public inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it will hold a public inquiry into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder from his deathbed after he was poisoned in London in 2006.

Indonesia awaits election results, likely loser pulls out

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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto, the likely loser in a bitterly contested presidential election, withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday, throwing the vote into confusion just hours before the results were due to be announced.

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.

Credit Suisse posts big loss after U.S. tax settlement

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG reported its biggest quarterly loss since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008, the result of a 1.6 billion Swiss franc ($1.78 billion) settlement with U.S. authorities over helping its clients evade taxes.