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Syria peace talks struggle to get off ground

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM

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AFP via MailOnline: The UN special envoy for Syria faced an uphill task in Geneva on Monday to get talks to end the brutal civil war off the ground, as the opposition hesitated to join negotiations with the regime. The urgency to find a solution to the four-year war was brought home Sunday when multiple explosions killed 71 peo...

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Aung San Suu Kyi's party takes seats in historic session of Myanmar parliament

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Yangon

The Guardian: After half a century of military-dominated rule, Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy (NLD) party into Myanmar’s parliament, taking a majority of seats and starting the process of installing a democratically elected government. Aung San Suu Kyi has waited more than 25 ...

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EU talks: 'Crucial' day for possible Cameron-Tusk deal

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Brussels and London

BBC: David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk are set for a "crucial" day of talks about the UK's renegotiated membership of the EU. A meeting on Sunday night ended without a deal, though a Downing Street source said there had been a "breakthrough" on restricting benefits for EU migrants. Mr Tusk said "intensive work" would be neede...

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Iowa caucus results are as unpredictable as this bizarre election season

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are on the campaign trail

The Guardian:  The rural, snow-frosted landscape of Iowa is so sparse, the horizon so broad and the sky so huge that weather can declare itself with great ceremony. Rain, sleet and snow don’t just happen to you here – when the clouds part, you can see them coming.As Iowans gather at caucu...

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Boko Haram attackers set village ablaze, kill dozens in Nigeria

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Lagos

CNN: Gunmen riding motorcycles raided a Nigerian village under the cover of darkness, killing at least 46 people and setting homes ablaze, officials said. The Boko Haram militants armed with machine guns opened fire on Dalori village near Maiduguri, relief officials said.

Iraq's new threat: Calamity from falling oil prices

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Baghdad

NYT via Economic Times: Iraqis seeking to withdraw money from banks are told there is not enough cash. Hospitals in Baghdad are falling back to the deprivation of the 1990s sanctions era, resterilizing, over and over, needles and other medical products meant for one-time use. In the autono...

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Alternative for Germany: Party behind Germany's 'shoot at migrants' politician is attracting unprecedented support

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Berlin

Independent: The leader of Germany’s main right-wing anti-migrant party has caused political uproar by insisting that the country’s border police should be authorised to shoot at refugees trying to enter the country illegally. Frauke Petry, the 40-year-old...

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Hollande pardon for French woman who killed abusive husband wins cautious welcome

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Paris

RFI: French President François Hollande has pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband. More than 400,000 people signed a petition demanding the release of Jacqueline Sauvage who was abused by her husband for decades. Hollande met Sauvage's daughters and lawyers on Friday and anno...

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11 killed at teen birthday party in southern Mexico

Posted by Henry Peirse on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Mexico City

AFP via The Telegraph: A teenager's 15th birthday party became the scene of a ghastly massacre in southern Mexico where 11 people were fatally shot, officials said on Sunday. The shooting occurred on Friday at a "quinceanera" coming-of-age celebration in the Mexican state o...

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