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Factbox  The worst Ebola outbreak on record

Oct 02, 2014

Factbox The worst Ebola outbreak on record

REUTERS West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976, and the first case has been diagnosed in the United States. Below are some facts regarding the outbreak: The outbreak has killed 3,338 people, or 47 percent of the 7,178 known to have been infected as of Sept. #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
China tells foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong

Oct 02, 2014

China tells foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs. Wang, the most senior Chinese official to speak publicly about the protests, said Beijing had "very formally and clearly stated its position: Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

Oct 02, 2014

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG (Reuters) Hong Kong's leader is willing to let prodemocracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. The city's streets were calm early on Thursday while police largely kept their distance from the tens of thousands of mostly young people keeping up protests in the heart of the Asian financial hub that are now nearly a week old. The protesters demand that Beijingbacked Leung Chunying steps down by the end of Thursday, which he refuses, leaving the two sides poles apart in a dispute over how much political control China should have over the former British colony #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #cnt
German defence crisis puts potential Merkel successor in hot seat

Oct 02, 2014

German defence crisis puts potential Merkel successor in hot seat

BERLIN (Reuters) Ursula von der Leyen, whose ambitions of succeeding Angela Merkel are too transparent for German taste, is finding out the hard way why her job as defence minister is considered the most dangerous in the cabinet, nicknamed the 'ejector seat'. #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

Oct 01, 2014

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to "defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria". #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt