• Ex-Yemen president's party says accepts peace terms

    The party of Yemen's former president, a main player in the messy, months-old civil war, said in an emailed statement that it accepts a peace plan brokered by the United Nations in talks in Oman. The General People's Congress (GPC) is the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, to whom many…

  • Netanyahu cancels German visit as Palestinian attacks surge

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A suspected Palestinian militant stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, snatched his gun and was then shot dead by special forces on Wednesday, police said, as a surge of violence prompted Israel's prime minister to cancel a visit to Germany. Hours earlier,…

  • Turkish military says Syria-based missile systems harassed its jets along border

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Syria-based missile systems harassed Turkey's warplanes on Tuesday while eight F-16 jets were on a patrol flight along the Syria border, the Turkish military said on Wednesday. Russian aircraft twice entered Turkish air space at the weekend and Turkey says an unidentified MIG-29…

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  • USDA preps new dietary guidelines: Big changes to come?

    Should the environmental impact of a food source be factored into the US Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines? “We will remain within the scope of our mandate ... which is to provide nutritional and dietary information,” writes USDA’s Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services…

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  • 'Even war has rules': Doctors Without Borders demands war-crimes probe

    From Geneva, Switzerland, officials from Doctors Without Borders called for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate the US air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed at least 22 people. The group's international president, Joanne Liu, told reporters Wednesday that the…

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  • As rivers swell, South Carolina governor tells residents 'to stay home'

    While South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the recent sunshine was a good sign, residents along South Carolina’s coast should expect a second round of flooding as the rivers swell. South Carolina residents, including Governor Haley, are worried that the Black and Waccamaw Rivers will continue to…

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  • Support for an anger-free election season

    A recent story in The Christian Science Monitor, “Election 2016: Why is everyone so angry?” points out that anger seems to be a driving emotion in the 2016 election campaigns. This got me thinking about praying about elections: Is anger ever justified?

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  • Volkswagen board in crisis talks

    By Andreas Cremer WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's supervisory board was holding crisis talks on Wednesday, facing deadlines from German regulators and U.S lawmakers to explain its rigging of diesel emissions tests and what it is doing to tackle the scandal. More than two weeks after…

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • VW says will detail refit plan today: Transport Ministry

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has assured the German Transport Ministry that it will meet Wednesday's deadline to spell out plans on how to make its diesel vehicles comply with emissions laws, a spokesman for the ministry said.

  • Volkswagen's India unit investigating Polo cars: spokesman

    German carmaker Volkswagen AG's India unit is investigating the Polo hatchback cars it sells in the country over "technical issues", a spokesman of the local unit told Reuters on Wednesday. The spokesman said the investigation is not related to the diesel emissions scandal over which the company…

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  • VW supervisory board appoints Hans Dieter Poetsch as chairman

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's supervisory board on Wednesday appointed former finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch as its new chairman, board member Wolfgang Porsche told a news conference. (Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Kirsti Knolle)

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  • Suu Kyi says she will lead gov't if party wins Myanmar polls

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday if her party wins upcoming elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes — circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.

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  • U.S. senators probe tax credit related to VW 'clean-burning' cars

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top senators on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are investigating Volkswagen AG's actions related to federal tax credits designed to reward consumers for buying environmentally-friendly vehicles, according to a letter released on Wednesday. The move by Senate Finance…

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  • The Latest: Nobel shows link between DNA repair, diseases

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):

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  • VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen on Wednesday elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that came as the German automaker struggles to contain a scandal over emission-test rigging in the U.S.

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  • Turkey demands that Russia respect its borders

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister demanded Wednesday that Russia respect Turkey's borders, saying the nation won't "make any concessions" on matters of border security, after two Russian warplanes strayed into Turkish airspace over the weekend.

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  • Russia says rockets from warships struck Islamic State, Al-Nusra

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday that 26 rockets fired by its warships earlier in the day had struck targets associated with Islamic State and Al-Nusra, the Interfax news agency reported. (Reporting by Ekaterina Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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  • U.S. says won't cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria

    The United States will not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because Moscow's strategy is "tragically flawed", U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday in his strongest comments yet on the issue. "We are not prepared to cooperate in a strategy which as we explained is flawed,…

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  • Romania: lawyer to dictator's son and a killer dog dies, 83

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Paula Iacob, a Romanian lawyer whose cases ranged from unsuccessfully defending a dictator's son to saving a killer street dog from being put down, has died. She was 83.

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