Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World News Briefs -- March 26,, 2013 (Evening Edition)

Cyprus To Shape Future Euro Bank Rescues: Eurogroup Head -- Reuters

(Reuters) - A rescue program agreed for Cyprus will serve as a model for dealing with future euro zone banking crises and other countries will have to restructure their banking sectors, the head of the region's finance ministers said.

The approach would mark a radical departure for euro zone policy after three years of crisis in which taxpayers across the region have effectively been on the hook for resolving problem banks and indebted governments via multiple rescue programs.

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US training Syrian opposition forces in Jordan for months, sources say.

Syrian rebels ask US to shoot down Assad's warplanes with Patriot missiles.

Car bomb hits Syrian capital as rebels press closer.

Syrian opposition calls for Nato protection - live updates.

Opposition takes Syria seat at Arab League. In blow to Assad, opposition takes Syria's Arab summit seat.

Syria's Alkhatib explains why he quit as rebel head.

Espionage ring in Saudi Arabia linked to Iran: interior ministry.

UK points finger at Iran in Bahrain unrest.

Turkish jets fly over Kurd rebel camps in Iraq: source.

Israel to resume transfer of PA tax revenue.


Malaysia to relocate residents of contested areas.

Asia's wealthiest man: HK property speculators beware.

North Korea orders military to combat ready; target U.S..

Japan, Australia to sanction N.Korean bank as part of U.S.-led crackdown.

Nuclear waste a growing headache for SKorea.

Death toll from Myanmar religious riots up to 40.

Vietnam accuses China of firing flare at fishermen.

Daughter of Uzbek leader tweets to deny health reports.

A diplomatic star is born as Chinese first lady dazzles on first foreign tour.


U.N.'s Ban recommends African troops in Mali become peacekeepers.

Guinea election talks fail, opposition threatens protests.

Curfew imposed in DRC mining hub after shootout.

Bangui tense, but calm, as CAR rebels establish control.

Looters, gunmen roam Central African Republic capital after coup.

CAR rebel chief 'suspends constitution'.

Egypt orders activists' arrests after Brotherhood clashes. Tensions escalate in Egypt with arrest orders for activists.

Ethiopia says foils Somali rebel plot to seize U.N. staff.

Congo warlord denies guilt in first appearance at Hague court. Bosco Ntaganda denies Congo atrocities at international criminal court.

Chinese President hails ties with Africa on Tanzania visit.

Libya FM: Gadhafi family granted Oman asylum.


Cyprus bail-out: live.

Eurozone Chief: Personal savings accounts in Spain, Italy will be raided to save euro.

Cyprus students hold protest rally as banks stay shut.

Cyprus banks remain closed to prevent run on deposits. Cyprus to bring in weekly cash curbs.

Cyprus rescue marks "game-changer" for Europe's banks.

Russians consider lawsuits over Cyprus losses.

Italian FM resigns over India marines row.

Italian politics shaken up by crew of new legislators.

Georgian parliament curbs powers of rival President.

U.S. tries to assure Poland after another shift on ballistic missile defense.

EU backs Croatia to join in July as 28th member state.

British Muslims fighting in Syria could commit terrorist attacks in UK.

Italian high court overturns Amanda Knox’s acquittal, orders new trial for murder of British student.

Post-mortem shows Russian tycoon died from hanging.


Mexico's drug war death tolls a guess without bodies.

Brazil is in the market for immigrants — millions of them.

Venezuelan leader warns of sabotage plans.

Peru declares Amazon oil contamination emergency.

Argentina demands UN reject Falklands vote.

Supporters of Guatemalan ex-dictator deny genocide.

Hollingsworth v Perry: U.S. Supreme Court weighs gay marriage.


Al Qaeda in North Africa appoints new chief as France confirms predecessor’s death.

REPORT: Esquire's Osama Bin Laden 'shooter' didn't really pull the trigger.

Drone warfare: Niger becomes latest frontline in US war on terror.

Mali: Hard-pressed al-Qaida calls for aid.


Economic issues plague the Arab Spring.

Exclusive: Open software group files complaint against Microsoft to EU.

BRICS wrangle over new development bank.

Cyprus isn’t over, it’s still a ‘disaster for All of us’: Steve Forbes.

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