Israel's Peres won Nobel prize but his Mideast peace dream remained elusiveBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, never realized his vision of a new Middle East built upon a 1993 interim peace deal he helped shape with the Palestinians. Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and his condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday, doctors said. "Don't forget to be daring and curious and to dream big," Peres urged first-graders at the start of the school year in a posting on his Facebook page earlier this month.
Europol: Ransomware now top cybercrime threatEuropean police agency Europol says the threat from ransomware has now eclipsed other forms of online theft, a sign of how quickly the computer-scrambling software has found favor in the electronic underworld. ...
Pelosi aide says deal with Speaker Ryan covers Flint aid
Congressional leaders appear to have broken a stalemate over the Flint, Michigan, water crisis ? clearing the way for a spending bill to keep the government running until December. The spending bill also ...
Dutch probe: Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia
Bombers of civilians in Aleppo will face God's judgment: popePope Francis urged forces to stop bombing civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning them on Wednesday they would face God's judgment. Speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, Francis called Aleppo "this already martyred city, where everybody is dying - children, old people, sick people, young people." He did not name the bombers, but monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the northern city since the end of a ceasefire last week. "I renew to all an appeal to commit themselves with all their strength to protect civilians," Francis told the crowd during his weekly address.
Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fearsCHISINAU, Moldova (AP) ? Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever.
French policy shift leaves Gabon's Bongo out in the cold
By Tim Cocks DAKAR (Reuters) - In the heyday of former President Omar Bongo, Gabon and its oil wealth were a central pillar of "La Francafrique", a shadowy network that enabled France's troops to defend African autocrats in exchange for juicy contracts for French companies. France's energy firms, meanwhile, had undisputed claims to some of the continent's richest oil fields. France's position has been clear since the Aug. 27 poll: it has "doubts" about its credibility, so it won't endorse Bongo as the winner against his main opponent Jean Ping - a clear message that Bongo's half-century family dynasty can no longer count on support from Gabon's former colonial master.
Deutsche Bank shares stabilize after deal to sell unit
BERLIN (AP) ? Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.
The Latest: Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New Hampshire
The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT): 7:35 a.m. Hillary Clinton is trying to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters. Clinton ...
Old rivalries seen blocking OPEC deal to support oil price
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) ? Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil prices, as disagreements persist between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.