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Monday, 8:47 PM
By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. The collision occurred late on Monday, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, the airport said in a statement. The Dassault Falcon business jet carrying de Margerie had been due to travel to Paris. "Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10 p.m. ...
Monday, 1:55 PM
By Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, themselves fighting Islamic State in Iraq. He stopped short of saying whether Ankara backed the U.S. air-drop of weapons. ...... read more
Monday, 5:14 PM
By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a standstill. Hopes are low for any breakthrough during the evening talks, which will be broadcast live, with both sides refusing to give ground in resolving the worst political crisis in the former British colony since it was handed back to China in 1997. ...
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Monday, 9:01 PM
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.... read more
Monday, 9:00 PM
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's leader has said open elections would result in the city's many poor dominating politics, as his government headed into talks with activists who have staged three weeks of rallies.
Monday, 7:06 PM
By Larry Fine (Reuters) - After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series. Yost said on the eve of Tuesday's World Series opener against the San Francisco Giants that he quit trying to fashion his players into an ideal about two seasons ago and encouraged them to be themselves. "My mindset was always try to mould my players into what I thought they should be," Yost, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six years before joining the Royals in 2010. ...
Monday, 4:58 PM
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced Monday. Kilpatrick, 24, was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. - - The Miami Heat signed guard Larry Drew II and he is expected to be added to the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1. ...
Monday, 4:45 PM
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman. McIlroy terminated his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management in Sept. 2013 to form his own management company and the protracted legal dispute is now set to go to trial. ...
Monday, 9:01 PM
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year... read more
Monday, 8:56 PM
NEW YORK (AP) Ă˘Â€Â” Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.
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Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support ofĂ‚Â the fight against Ebola Ă‚Â Donated smartphones to be usedĂ‚Â in UN project forĂ‚Â three worst-hit African countries Ă‚Â Samsung Electronics announced that the company willĂ‚Â donateĂ‚Â 3,000 smartphones,Ă‚Â worth aboutĂ‚Â USD 1 million, to Ă˘Â€Â¦... read more
Monday, 8:52 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose fund is the largest shareholder in Allergan Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said the botox maker's Chief Executive Officer David Pyott tried to discredit Valeant as it was making a hostile takeover bid, court documents showed. The court filing made late on Monday in California further raises the tensions between the two sides in a deal that could become the year's biggest if it is completed. ...
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Monday, 7:55 PM
ATLANTA (AP) Ă˘Â€Â” Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.... read more
Monday, 6:57 PM
By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...