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  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. Alexei Miller, chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement hours after...

  • NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury. The international military coalition says the death happened on Friday but gave no other details. Coalition policy is for home countries to identify their...

  • Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing down his month-old government. Speaking at a...

  • Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping down. Dieter Graumann said Friday he won't seek a second term leading the Central Council of Jews in a vote Nov. 30. The 64-year-old said the...

  • Maine CDC issues hepatitis A alert

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a worker at a Cumberland County restaurant infected with hepatitis A may have exposed customers. The agency says the worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 and after examining the food and beverage...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: 11 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African...

  • Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

    Updated: 11 min ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns and meet its obligations to a swelling number of retirees. The much-anticipated decision came just a few...

  • Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

    Updated: 12 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. First responders were dispatched on Thursday night after the man's parachute became stuck on the wires...

  • Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal

    Updated: 13 min ago

    Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes. Aviv shareholders will receive a portion of Omega stock valued at $34.97 for each Aviv share in a deal designed to be...

  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

    Updated: 13 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara. Producers announced Friday that Scott Thomas will star as Queen Elizabeth II in a new West End production of "The Audience." Mirren won an Olivier Award for the original 2013 production of Peter Morgan's play,...

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