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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko calls snap election on eve of summit with Vladimir Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a snap election. Photo: AFP Russia vows to send another aid convoy as Ukraine claims tanks crossed border Kiev: President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved Ukraine’s Parliament and announced an election on October 26 on the eve of a summit in Belarus in which he was expected to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. ...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally on ECB stimulus bet; dollar gains

* Investors bet on euro zone stimulus after Draghi’s comments * Benchmark S&P surges past 2,000 mark for first time * Yields on most euro zone government bonds hit record lows * Euro at 11-month low against the dollar (Adds oil settlement prices) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Global equity markets rallied on Monday, with the ...

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French President asks Prime Minister to form new government

updated 3:57 AM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014 (CNN) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said. Hollande asked Valls to form a new government, which will be…

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Malaysia Air Said to Mull Job Cuts, Order Review, New CEO

Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) is considering job cuts, a review of aircraft orders and replacing its chief executive officer after the national carrier suffered two disasters this year, people familiar with the plan said. The airline’s parent, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd., will discuss the proposals tomorrow, which also include cutting some routes, one person said, asking not ...

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Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Rocks California’s Wine Country

Andrew Brooks (C), associate winemaker of Bouchaine Vineyards, surveys fallen wine barrels after a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014. NAPA Calif. (Reuters) – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque ...

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British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease was being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said yesterday. The World Health Organisation was also considering medical evacuation for an international health worker who has become infected in Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said. ...

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US hostage Theo Curtis freed in Syria: Kerry

Curtis was handed over to UN peacekeepers in the village of Al Rafid, Quneitra in the Golan Heights and after undergoing a medical checkup was turned over to US representatives A young American who has been held hostage for two years by an Islamic rebel group in Syria was released Sunday to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, US and ...

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Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo – Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country’s health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400…

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Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment tower

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower. Israeli aircraft fired a non-explosive rocket at the building as a signal to residents to get out before attacking it on Saturday. Seventeen people ...

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