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Putin says Washington no threat, but its policies harmful
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not think the United States was a threat to Russia but added that he thought Washington's policies were harmful to his country. "I don't think that the United States poses a threat to us," Putin told a meeting of political scholars. "I think that the policies of the ruling elite are erroneous. I am convinced that they go against our interests, undermine trust in the United States," he said without going into further detail. ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:29:35 -0400
Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:25:04 -0400
US new-home sales close to flat in September
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:20:38 -0400
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:20:38 -0400
Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
News ImageTALLINN, Estonia (AP) Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:20:17 -0400
Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:19:02 -0400
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
News ImageBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, unnerving financial markets amid concern the disease may spread in the nation's most populous city. The three previous cases were in Texas. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:18:42 -0400
Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:16:38 -0400
8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe
RIGA, Latvia (AP) Latvian police say eight people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:13:18 -0400
Putin says Russia helped Ukraine's Yanukovich flee
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had helped Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovich to flee to Russia in February after he was toppled in violent street protests in Kiev. "I will say it openly - he asked to be driven away to Russia. Which we did," Putin told a meeting with political scholars. (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Jason Bush) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:54 -0400
Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
News ImageBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford, which affirmed its full-year profit outlook, said earnings suffered from lower wholesale vehicle volumes and recall costs, as well as supplier parts shortages. While a strong performance in North America helped push earnings above Wall Street estimates, analysts and investors were not impressed. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:07:59 -0400
Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
News ImageMOSCOW (AP) The United States is destabilizing the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:05:23 -0400
U.S. new home sales up in September, but August pace cut
News ImageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery remains fragile. The Commerce Department said on Friday that sales increased 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the highest reading since July 2008. August's sales pace was revised down to 466,000 units from 504,000 units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales at a 470,000-unit pace last month. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:05:03 -0400
Canada plans legislation very soon, hoping to preempt terrorism
BRAMPTON Ontario (Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to introduce new legislation very soon to address the threat of terrorism in light of this week's attacks, and is looking in particular at trying to preempt such activity, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said on Friday. MacKay told a news conference that the government would go beyond an originally planned bill which would have strengthened the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spy agency. (Reporting by Euan Rocha in Brampton and Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren in Ottawa) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:04:39 -0400
US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks
US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinksNEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:04:17 -0400
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