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Why Putin worries about Poland, but not Obama

Source: Business Balla | May 15 2014, 8:31pm CDT | by Forbes

As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless...
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Ebola cases pass 10,000 mark as Barack Obama says: we CAN beat this disease

Oct 25 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Daily Express

THE number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has crossed the 10,000 mark – with nearly 5,000 deaths alre ...
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Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Oct 25 2014 6:15am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Bamako (AFP) - Mali authorities on Saturday scrambled to calm fears over Ebola after the disease claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre journey on public buses before seeking treatment.The World Health Organization warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency," and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...
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Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO
Geneva, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus. | by IANS
 
India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine. | by IANS
 
Mali: Country with 300 Indians records first Ebola death
Accra (Ghana), Oct 25 (IANS) The authorities in the West African nation of Mali, where the Indian embassy says there are between 200 and 300 of its nationals, have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. | by IANS
 
 

Momentum building on pan-Pacific trade deal

Oct 25 2014 12:12am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Sydney (AFP) - Momentum is building towards a pan-Pacific trade agreement, representatives of Australia and the United States said Saturday as talks between trade ministers began in Sydney.The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years.US President Barack Obama said in June he hoped to have an agreement on framing the deal, which has been slowed by debate on key details be ...
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WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Oct 24 2014 9:58pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Geneva (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and one -- Dallas-based Nina Pham -- hugged President Barack Obama at the White House to prove it.But the states ...
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The most expensive U.S. midterm election ever: Why both sides know they have everything to play for

Oct 24 2014 6:47pm CDT | Source: National Post

It’s the most expensive U.S. midterm election ever, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CPR), which estimates that almost $4-billion will be spent. CPR, which tracks money spent in politics, reports that an “explosion” in outside cash is a dominant theme of the election. The group says at least $663-million has been spent by outside groups, like Super PACs, but estimates another $233-million will be spent in the last 12 days, a rate of $19.4-million a day. And the ...
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ISIS death threats and child beheadings force ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ forced to flee Iraq

Oct 24 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: National Post

The “Vicar of Baghdad” has quit Iraq after death threats and the beheading of children attached to his church by Islamic terrorists. Canon Andrew White, vicar of Baghdad’s St. Georges, Iraq’s only Anglican church, said the only answer to the terrorism and killing by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was American “boots on the ground.” “They’re killing us,” he said during a recent visit to Israel. “We need the inte ...
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NY, New Jersey issue quarantines for travellers who’ve had contact with West African Ebola victims

Oct 24 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: National Post

NEW YORK — The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travellers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. The move came after a New York City doctor who returned to the U.S. a week ago from treating Ebola victims in Guinea was diagnosed with the lethal disease. Nearly 4,900 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Many ...
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Health Exchange: Obama hugs nurse deemed free of Ebola

Oct 24 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: MarketWatch

President Obama meets, and hugs a nurse who contracted Ebola but was declared free of the ...
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