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Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders
News ImageBy Farah Master and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's control. Riot police clashed with protesters late into the evening as activists sought to regroup and regain lost ground. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:19:36 -0500
Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
News ImageHONG KONG (AP) Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:18:53 -0500
Protests across US as troops deployed in Ferguson
News ImageProtest marches sprang up across the United States on Tuesday, and police battled to stifle another night of unrest in Ferguson, ground zero of America's latest racially-charged riots. Violence erupted in the St Louis, Missouri suburb for a second night, after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in August. Windows were smashed at city hall, a police car was set on fire and protesters pelted police with rocks, bottles, chunks of concrete and a Molotov cocktail, St Louis County police said. Demonstrators also threw bottles appearing to contain urine, said county police chief Jon Belmar.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:17:10 -0500
Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:16:22 -0500
West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola
News ImageBy Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West African artists have urged heads of state holding a French-speaking nations' summit in Dakar this weekend to take action to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region. The rare tropical disease has infected more than 15,000 people in West Africa since it was first recorded in Guinea in March. More than 5,000 people have died from the virus, which causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and internal bleeding. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:15:41 -0500
Merkel says patience needed to resolve Ukraine crisis
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia in a speech in parliament on Wednesday of violating international law with its interventions in Ukraine and said resolving the conflict would require patience. "Nothing justifies the direct or indirect participation of Russia in the fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk," Merkel said in the Bundestag chamber. "The actions of Russia have called the peaceful order in Europe into question and are a violation of international law," she added. "Our efforts to overcome this crisis will require patience and staying power. ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:14:48 -0500
U.S. General Breedlove to hold talks in Ukraine on Wednesday
By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top U.S. military commander, General Philip Breedlove, will visit Ukraine on Wednesday for talks with senior political and military leaders, a spokesman said. Breedlove, who is head of U.S. European Command as well as NATO's top military commander, will be visiting Kiev in his U.S. capacity, the spokesman said. "He is scheduled to meet with senior political and military leaders ... to discuss the security situation in eastern Ukraine, support from the U.S. and reforms planned in the defence sector," he said. The U.S. ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:14:48 -0500
Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola
News ImageMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:14:43 -0500
Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving
News ImageCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:13:19 -0500
Smith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:12:11 -0500
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