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Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid
US, Turkey still not in sync on SyriaISTANBUL (AP) ? Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.
For Obama, a bumpy road to immigration orders
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters.
UK October public finances show improvement
LONDON, Reuters - Britain's public finances improved slightly in October, official data showed on Friday, giving Chancellor George Osborne hope the budget might recover at a faster pace ahead of next year's general election. The Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding state-controlled banks, totalled 7.706 billion pounds in October, down 2.4 percent from a year earlier. That compared to economists forecasts for borrowing of 7.9 billion pounds. ...
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ECB head willing to step up stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pressure" and broaden its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy.
Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war
By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say children's education has fallen victim while the military stages air strikes against jihadists, who are targetting soldiers and police, and have started beheading army informers. "We are putting our lives at risk on a daily basis," said Mohamed, a teacher who lives in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. ...
Mosque raids provoke clashes in Kenya's Mombasa port
By Joseph Akwiri NAIROBI (Reuters) - Armed police patrolled streets in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Friday and many businesses were shut after clashes broke out with Moslem youths following a raid on a mosque. Officers fired warning shots on Thursday night as about 20 men tried to force their way into the Swafaa mosque, which had been shut down the day before after explosives were seized there. Mombasa police commander Robert Kitur said 13 people were arrested in the clashes. ...
Residents battle worst snow in memory in New York state
By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - The death toll from the worst snow in memory in western New York has risen to at least 10. Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had around 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on Thursday on top of accumulations as deep as 5 feet from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet more snow before skies clear on Friday. At least 10 deaths in the area have been blamed on the storm, Erie County officials said. "I've been in a lot of snowstorms, and this is by far the worst. ...