Cameroon frees C. African rebel chief Miskine for hostages
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:01:57 -0500
BANGUI (Reuters) - Cameroonian authorities have freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic two days after a group of 26 hostages including a Polish Catholic priest were released by his faction, a spokesman for rebel group FDPC said on Friday. "General Abdoulaye Miskine left a Yaounde prison yesterday," said Lieutenant Leonard Kamdika, spokesman for the Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC), adding that Miskine planned to go to neighbouring Republic of Congo. ...
Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:01 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.
Exclusive: Indian Essar's planned oil-for-steel deal tests Iran sanctions
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:59:34 -0500
By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Essar Group, a $39 billion Indian conglomerate, is looking to tap frozen Iranian oil revenues to pay for its steel exports to Tehran, in a novel attempt to work around Western financial sanctions against the OPEC member state. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) proposed the payment mechanism in August, potentially opening a new way to release oil export proceeds tied up in India under Western sanctions linked to Tehran's disputed nuclear program. ...
East-West divisions define Moldova's elections
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:58:44 -0500
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.
French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:54:24 -0500
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.
Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:52:59 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.
BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:47:11 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.
Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:36:39 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:29:06 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.
Cameron tells EU - let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:29:05 -0500
By Kylie MacLellan and Andrew Osborn ROCESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron hinted on Friday he might recommend a British exit from the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to UK welfare benefits, but said he was confident it would not come to that. In a speech designed to breathe new life into his campaign for re-election next May, Cameron set out a detailed blueprint for limiting EU migrants' access to benefits like tax credits and housing. ...
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