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  • Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

    Updated: 38 min ago

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid. The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in Lisbon, ending days of losses, which saw the...

  • Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

    Updated: 53 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said. The Lebanese national reported himself to hospital after fearing...

  • Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture....

  • Tunisia militant shootouts kill 2 people

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Three days before a national election in Tunisia, police clashed with suspected militants in two areas of the country on Thursday and at least two people were killed. In Oued Ellil, a suburb of Tunis, the capital, security forces surrounded a home of suspected...

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. — DID HE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE BAN? He made...

  • Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...

  • China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on...

  • China punishes 17 officials for village clash

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Local authorities have punished 17 officials in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead, state media reported Thursday. The Oct. 14 clash centered on a dispute between villagers and a property developer in...

  • AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block. Two years ago, Alexei Navalny was the charismatic driving force behind giant anti-government protests...

  • How a small club like Freiburg makes ends meet

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Financially disadvantaged, Freiburg deploys an array of coping strategies to stay in Germany's top division. Here, at a glance, is how one of the Bundesliga's most modest clubs makes ends meet: ___ BUILD, NOT BUY: Because Freiburg cannot afford to buy many...

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