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  • Iran says nuclear deal 'impossible' by November 24 deadline: ISNA

    Sunday, 1:58 AM

    Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif arrives at the Iranian embassy for lunch with former European Union foreign policy chief Ashton in ViennaVIENNA (Reuters) - Iran says it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported on Sunday. "Considering the short time left until the deadline and number of issues that needed to be discussed and resolved, it is impossible to reach a final and comprehensive deal by Nov. 24," ISNA quoted an unnamed member of Iran's negotiating team in Vienna as saying. ...


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  • Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in towns north of Baghdad

    Sunday, 2:29 AM

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked two towns northeast of Baghdad held by Islamic State fighters on Sunday, trying to clear a main road linking the capital to the border with Iran. Peshmerga and army officers said they advanced into Jalawla, 115 km (70 miles) from Baghdad, and the nearby town of Saadiya, which they have been trying to recapture from Islamic State since the radical Islamists seized them in August. ...... read more

  • Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine, blames West for frosty ties

    Sunday, 5:05 AM

    Russian President Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Kremlin in MoscowBy Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'. In an interview published by state news agency TASS on Sunday, Putin also said Western sanctions against Moscow, combined with the slide in the rouble and oil price falls would have no "catastrophic consequences" on Russia's economy. ...


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  • US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

    Sunday, 5:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.... read more

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sunday, 5:29 AM

    In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Aloha, Oregon, the Romero-Morales family, from left to right, Kevin, Jorge, Clara, Alan, and Naethan, pose for a picture in their home's dining room after President Obama's televised announcement on immigration. The parents, Clara and Jorge, will likely qualify for relief from deportation, because two of their sons are U.S. citizens _ but they are afraid the relief might only be temporary, and Republicans could eventually take it away. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.


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  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    Sunday, 5:07 AM

    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:... read more

  • Stenson overcomes nerves to retain Dubai title

    Sunday, 4:36 AM

    Stenson of Sweden lines up his putts on the third green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson retained the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, carding a final-round 70 to finish two shots clear of the field and cement his status as Europe’s number two golfer. Overnight leaders Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello started the final round on 14-under, three strokes clear of England’s Justin Rose, with four players including world number one Rory McIlroy a stroke further back. ...


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  • Mamat marches to Manila Masters title

    Sunday, 3:43 AM

    MANILA (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat romped to an emotional six-shot win at the $1 million Manila Masters on Sunday to preserve his playing privileges on the Asian Tour for another two years. The 47-year-old entered the week in danger of losing his card but a three-under-par 69 in the wind at the Jack Nicklaus designed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club was more than enough to claim his fourth Asian Tour title and first since the 2012 Philippine Open. "It means a lot to me," said Mamat, who fell to his knees and kissed the green after closing with a par at the last. ...... read more

  • Golf-Mamat marches to Manila Masters title

    Sunday, 3:26 AM

    MANILA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat romped to an emotional six-shot win at the $1 million Manila Masters on Sunday to preserve his playing privileges on the Asian Tour for another two years. The 47-year-old entered the week in danger of losing his card but a three-under-par 69 in the wind at the Jack Nicklaus designed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club was more than enough to claim his fourth Asian Tour title and first since the 2012 Philippine Open. "It means a lot to me," said Mamat, who fell to his knees and kissed the green after closing with a par at the last. ...... read more

  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    Sunday, 5:30 AM

    BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said... read more

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sunday, 5:29 AM

    In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Aloha, Oregon, the Romero-Morales family, from left to right, Kevin, Jorge, Clara, Alan, and Naethan, pose for a picture in their home's dining room after President Obama's televised announcement on immigration. The parents, Clara and Jorge, will likely qualify for relief from deportation, because two of their sons are U.S. citizens _ but they are afraid the relief might only be temporary, and Republicans could eventually take it away. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.


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  • Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding

    Sunday, 5:14 AM

    A car is weighed down by heavy snow in the south Buffalo area on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Buffalo says the city is making significant progress clearing snow-clogged streets even as a flooding threat looms.


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  • Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

    Sunday, 4:00 AM

    Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the riseVideo games made by small studios have an effective tool in their arsenal when it comes to setting themselves apart.>


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  • Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy

    Sunday, 3:00 AM

    A euro logo sculpture stands in front the headquarters of the European Central Bank in FrankfurtBy Paul Taylor PARIS (Reuters) - The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. When European Union leaders meet on Dec. 18-19 under new management, they have a chance to launch a joint assault on the economic stagnation and high unemployment that are fuelling disenchantment and anti-EU protest among voters. All the signs are they are set to fall short. The 18-nation euro zone is struggling to pull out of the aftermath of its debt crisis, aggravated by the economic impact of a standoff with Russia over Ukraine. ...


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  • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

    Sunday, 2:25 AM

    The headquarters of the People's Bank of China is pictured behind an iron chain in BeijingBy By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday's surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures before finally deciding last week that a bold monetary policy step was required to stabilize the world's second-largest economy. ...


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  • Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

    Sunday, 5:25 AM

    Marion Barry is sworn in as a city council member in Washington DC.By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...


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  • U.N. worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery

    Sunday, 4:09 AM

    PARIS (Reuters) - A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement. The U.N. worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, had been flown to France from Sierra Leone and was in isolation at the Begin military hospital in the eastern Paris suburb of Saint-Mandé. The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization said on Friday. ...... read more

  • Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation

    Sunday, 12:22 AM

    Swedish banker and industrialist Jacob Wallenberg speaksBy Alistair Scrutton and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if they could one day run Wallenberg's Investor holding company and several foundations with major stakes in Electrolux, Atlas Copco and Ericsson. ...


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