Syrian government opens corridor in Aleppo for evacuationsBEIRUT (AP) ? The Syrian government has opened a corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo.
South Africa says bill to withdraw from International Criminal Court soon goes to parliamentJOHANNESBURG (AP) ? South Africa says bill to withdraw from International Criminal Court soon goes to parliament.
Dollar hits seven-month high, stocks set for weekly rise
By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks were set for their first weekly gain in four weeks on Friday and the dollar rose to its highest since March, as the euro came under pressure after the European Central Bank shot down talk of tapering its easy money stance. The euro hit its lowest since March after the ECB left its ultra-loose policy unchanged on Thursday but kept the door open to more stimulus in December. ECB President Mario Draghi also doused recent market speculation that the central bank had discussed winding down its 1.7 trillion euro asset-buying program.
Trump says he'll accept a clear election result, won't lose
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump has stepped back only slightly from his refusal to say during his debate with Hillary Clinton whether he would concede if he loses on Election Day, failing to stem the criticism that flowed from Republicans and Democrats over an attitude some contended struck at the heart of American democracy.
BAT offers to buy U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds in $47 billion deal
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - British American Tobacco has offered to buy U.S. tobacco company Reynolds American Inc in a $47 billion deal that would bring together Newport, Kent and Pall Mall cigarettes in the world's biggest listed tobacco company. The British group, which has a 42 percent stake in Reynolds, said its offer valued the company's shares at $56.50, of which $24.13 would be in cash and $32.37 would be in BAT shares, representing a premium of 20 percent over the closing price of Reynolds stock on Thursday. The total price for the remaining 57.8 percent of Reynolds would be $47 billion, of which approximately $20 billion would be in cash and $27 billion in BAT shares.
Six Iraqi police, 12 IS fighters killed in Kirkuk clashes: police
Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Ongoing clashes between Iraqi security forces and jihadist gunmen apparently attempting to take over parts of the city of Kirkuk on Friday have left at least six policemen dead, security sources said.
Cyprus police: boat with 83 migrants aboard towed to harborNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) ? A Cyprus police spokesman says a boat with 83 people aboard including 37 children has been towed to a harbor on the east Mediterranean island's northwestern coast.
Sweden's Ericsson post Q3 loss, cites worsening industrySTOCKHOLM (AP) ? Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson says "negative industry trends have further accelerated," contributing to a third-quarter loss for the company of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million).
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