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Nov 7, 2013

Trip Tips: Armenia’s capital Yerevan, scenic and full of history

YEREVAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Steeped in history and surrounded
by mountains, Armenia’s capital Yerevan offers lively cafes, a
bustling weekend market, stunning scenery and a rich religious
heritage as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited
cities.

Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to
Yerevan from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of
the world offer visitors the best local insights.

Oct 30, 2013

A perpetual rough: sand, shells, ‘browns’ of Libyan golf

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Among the rubbish-strewn bushes and occasional bullet shells on the rocky ground, nine flimsy flags flapping in the breeze mark the holes of a golf course along Tripoli’s Mediterranean coast.

The occasional volley of automatic rifle fire in the distance is yet another of the unique “hazards”, and a reminder of the chaos that still reigns in many parts of Libya.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm death toll rises as wind, rain batters northern Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane strength
winds battered Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia on
Monday, killing at least seven people, cutting power and forcing
the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys.

Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and
Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade. A
Danish man was killed when the storm later struck Scandinavia
with undiminished force.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm kills five in UK and Netherlands, causes travel chaos

LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe.

Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade, while Denmark and Sweden were bracing for the impact there.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm kills three in UK and Netherlands, shuts down power, trains

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A strong storm battered Britain
and the Netherlands on Monday, killing three people, cutting
power and forcing hundreds of plane and train cancellations as
it moved on across mainland Europe.

Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed
southern England and Wales, disrupting the travel plans of
millions of commuters – the worst storm recorded in Britain in a
decade.

Oct 28, 2013

Storm batters southern Britain, hitting flights, trains and power

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters.

Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early hours of Monday, shutting down rail services in some areas during rush hour.

Oct 19, 2013

Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A violin that was being played as
the Titanic went down was sold for 900,000 pounds ($1.46
million) at auction on Saturday, a record price for memorabilia
from the doomed ocean liner.

Band leader Wallace Hartley played the instrument, trying to
calm passengers as the ship slipped into the frozen waters of
the North Atlantic in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg
during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

Sep 18, 2013

Libya oil output surges as fields reopen

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Libya’s crude oil production has
recovered to nearly 40 percent of its pre-war capacity with
exports set to rise as major western fields ramped up ouput
after protesters agreed to reopen them.

Output has risen to 620,000 barrels per day (bpd), compared
with its pre-war capacity of 1.6 million bpd, two state National
Oil Corp (NOC) officials said on Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2013

Libya could dip into reserves in Oct if oil crisis persists

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Libya could start dipping into
financial reserves from next month if prolonged protests
crippling the oil sector are not resolved, Finance Minister
Alkilani Abdelkarim al-Jazi said.

The North African OPEC member is losing some $130 million a
day due to a combination of strikes and the blocking by militias
and political activists since July of most of Libya’s oilfields
and ports. The government’s fledging army and police force are
ill-equipped to deal with armed protesters.

Sep 17, 2013

Chaotic Libya appeals for help to restore security

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Libya’s prime minister on
Tuesday appealed to the outside world to help restore security,
as it combats political chaos and tries to restart oil exports,
crippled by protesters at a cost of $130 million a day in lost
income.

Ali Zeidan met with his British counterpart David Cameron,
who two years ago was a driving force behind a Western military
campaign that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi and aimed to
encourage a stable democracy in Libya.

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      "I have been a correspondent for Reuters since 2004 when I joined as a graduate trainee. I have since been posted to Senegal, Kenya, Italy and Ireland covering political, general, business and lifestyle news and have also travelled frequently to North Africa. I am currently based in London"
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