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No longer a secret…


US builds drone bases in Africa, Arab Peninsula-report

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United States is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials.

One base for the unmanned aircraft is being established in Ethiopia and another base has been installed in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the newspaper reported.

I was disappointed that you reported on the secret Air Bases being built by the CIA in Africa.

Is the country’s national security not sacred?

Your reporter and Reuters crossed the line and may have put our troops at these bases in danger, not to mention that you gave away important intelligence information to the enemy who wishes to harm the Western world.

Too personal?


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Witness: Unlike Iraq, Egyptians do regime change their way

CAIRO (Reuters) – The last Arab despot I saw overthrown was Saddam Hussein. That was all very different from the fall of Hosni Mubarak, toppled this week by his own people, not the might of a foreign army.

This piece was too emotional and biased.  It was something I expect from Aljazeera but not Reuters, which I deeply appreciate for being neutral, professional and providing the best NEWS reporting

Are these real articles?


gbu prnewswire this 490

Have things gotten so bad in the news business that you will now publish press releases for UFO enthusiasts with the unaltered lurid headlines that their agents give you?

Watch your credibility as a news organization circle the drain. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish Reuters from The Onion.

Where did this happen?


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I am an avid Reuters news reader.

The new web design is nice but there is more scope for improvement.

A dateline is an important part of the story, but more and more Reuters stories are missing that. Here is an example.

It’s always nicer to put the location and country in the dateline.

John :)

We agree datelines are important.

This is an irritating technical problem that is hiding datelines on some online stories.

No wedding coverage


News groups pull coverage of Swedish royal wedding

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Three news organizations pulled coverage of the wedding of Sweden’s heir to the throne on Saturday, protesting restrictions set by a Swedish state broadcaster.

Reuters, owned by Thomson Reuters, Associated Press and Agence France Presse complained about redistribution terms set by Sveriges Television (SVT) for audiovisual rights to footage of Sweden’s first royal wedding in more than 30 years.