Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria: Western official Feb 10, 2016 03:41PM

MUNICH (Reuters) - A Western official said on Wednesday that Russia has made a proposal to begin a ceasefire in Syria on March 1, but the official said no agreement has been reached on the Russian offer.

The official said the United States has concerns about some elements of the Russian proposal.

(Reporting by Warren Strobel; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Stuart Grudgings)

Republicans Christie, Fiorina dropping White House bids Feb 10, 2016 03:27PM

By Ginger Gibson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

A senior aide confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday that Christie would pull out, a day after the combative Republican's sixth-place finish... (continue reading...)

Chris Christie expected to end Presidential bid today - CNN Feb 10, 2016 09:53AM

Chris Christie expected to end Presidential bid today - CNN

Michael Bloomberg Eyes 2016 White House Bid - FT Feb 8, 2016 03:58PM

Former New York city mayor and billionaire business man, Michael Bloomberg, said for the first time he is eyeing a 2016 run for the White House, the Financial Times report.

"I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters," Bloomberg was quoted as saying. He said the U.S. public deserves "a lot better."

It is unclear if Mr. Bloomberg would run as a Republican, Democrat or Independent. He is considered to have... (continue reading...)

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic Feb 8, 2016 08:02AM

By Roberta Rampton and Ben Hirschler

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus.

Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil,... (continue reading...)

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