• Gazprom to resume gas supply once Ukraine pays $2.2 billion

    By Denis Pinchuk and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could resume natural gas deliveries to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion in debt and pre-payments, gas exporter Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that also safeguards winter deliveries to Europe. Moscow, Kiev…

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  • Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

    By Anne Marie Roantree and Lisa Jucca HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong…

  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint…

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  • Why women aren't happy with Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' message

    Victoria's Secret is promoting their new line of bras with the words "The perfect 'body.'" But it appears the lingerie company has a narrow definition of what that is.

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  • Senate elections 101: Iowa split between two very different candidates

    The Monitor's "Senate elections 101" series looks at the specific issues that will be driving voters in each of the 10 tossup races.

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  • China's bold new Oscar strategy: try a dash of French flavor

    The Chinese government is seeking to end a 35-year run of failed Chinese movies at the Oscars with a bold new strategy: Next year, it will present a film made by a Frenchman.

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  • Sniper Eric Frein in court: Justice for fallen police comrade drove manhunt

    After a fretful 48-day manhunt in northeast Pennsylvania, police late Thursday nabbed 31-year-old Eric Frein, suspected of killing a state trooper and injuring another in a brazen sniper ambush attack on Sept. 12. He was found at an abandoned Poconos airplane hangar, where he had apparently holed up.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Brazil screens arrivals from Ebola-affected areas

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has begun screening passengers arriving from the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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  • Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.

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  • Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum

    ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, are giving the president 10 days to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

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  • Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.

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  • Car bomb kills at least 10 at bus stop in northeast Nigeria

    By Isaac Abrak ABUJA (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 10 people at a crowded bus stop in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday morning, emergency services said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamist group Boko Haram has been blamed for a string of bomb…

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  • Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to. Disaster officials…

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  • Turkish president questions focus on Kobani

    PARIS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.

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  • Ukraine, France, Germany urge Putin not to recognise rebel polls: Kiev

    The leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France on Friday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to not recognise leadership polls that pro-Russian separatists are planning to hold at the weekend in eastern Ukraine. "Ukraine, Germany and France expressed a common and clear position that they do not…

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  • New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

    MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.

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