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  • Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it: U.S. official

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on…

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  • North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage: Japan government

    TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has…

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  • Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance

    By Katya Golubkova and Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding. Looming over them all, a giant project the Kremlin is bent on saving no matter what. The Yamal plan, a $27 billion investment to tap vast…

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  • Why Ukraine speaks of civilization to Americans

    Ukraine’s crisis is almost a year old, first triggered by its drive for close economic ties with Europe. After a democratic revolution in Kiev, a war that has left thousands dead, and now an uneasy truce, it is more evident why Russian leader Vladimir Putin reacted so harshly.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why Congress must vote on Obama's war with IS

    Some wars are necessary. Yet war itself is human folly. Reconciling these two seeming truths will long remain a challenge, President Obama stated in a 2009 speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • To save Africans from Ebola, salve their fears

    As the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Liberia is no longer just a country. It is also now a patient, one that is rapidly coming under the care of the world health community.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ray Rice case: Can NFL leadership weather media firestorm?

    A week after the Ray Rice video surfaced, the National Football League is still scrambling to douse the media firestorm over the league’s handling of domestic violence by its players.  Commissioner Roger Goodell has come in for heavy criticism over his handling of a domestic abuse case involving…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

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  • Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote.

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  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says U.S. promises $1 billion in financial guarantees

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet on Friday that the United States had promised $1 billion in financial guarantees for Kiev to raise funds on the capital markets. "Agreed with @BarackObama that Ukraine will receive $1 billion in financial guarantees," he said…

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  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known artist dissident Ai Weiwei blasted his country's Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. The bearded artist, whose supporters say he was hit with a $2.4 million tax bill in retribution for his…

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  • Li Na career statistics

    BEIJING (AP) — LI NA:

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  • Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber

    ALBANY, New York (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.

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  • Salmond concedes defeat, demands more Scottish powers fast

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. "Scotland has by a majority decided not at this stage to become an independent…

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  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom

    By Alistair Smout and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons…

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  • Britain's Deputy PM pledges wider UK reform after Scottish 'No' vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Friday said he wanted the coalition government to deliver new powers to Scotland, saying Scots' rejection of independence was a signal for wider constitutional reform across all of Britain. "I’m absolutely delighted the Scottish people have…

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  • Bank of England makes no statement after Scotland vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will make no statement after Scottish voters decided to remain part of the United Kingdom in a independence referendum, a spokesman for the Bank said on Friday. BoE Governor Mark Carney said before the vote that the Bank had contingency plans in the event of a…

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