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  • Leader of Thai junta hints at delay in return to elections

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, said on Wednesday that elections planned for 2015 will depend on whether wide-ranging national reforms can be completed within a year. The former army chief's...
  • U.S. says no talk about extending Iran nuclear negotiations

    VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers and Iran are not discussing extending a late November deadline for reaching an accord over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding there was still time to strike a deal. However, the...
  • Merkel says Milan talks with Putin would include gas, ceasefire

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that planned talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this week's EU-Asia summit in Milan would include a range of issues related to Ukraine from the gas dispute to the ceasefire...
  • EU orders Spain to recover corporate tax breaks from acquisitions

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish companies which got tax breaks when they bought indirect stakes in firms overseas will have to repay the money, the European Commission said on Wednesday, adding the benefits breached European Union rules on state aid. Spain...
  • Kurdish forces at Kobani benefit from US airstrikes, while Turkey targets their allies

    ISTANBUL As U.S. combat planes unleashed a barrage of airstrikes against Islamic extremists besieging a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Monday, Turkish warplanes were bombing Kurdish militants not far away in southern Turkey. The juxtaposition of...
  • Serbia-Albania soccer match abandoned following drone stunt, brawl

    BELGRADE -- The politically-sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a brawl between players from both sides after a flag stunt. The Group I game, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a...
  • Ireland to close corporate tax loophole used by Google and others

     Ireland to close corporate tax loophole used by Google and others
    Bowing to pressure from U.S. and European officials, Ireland will phase out a notorious loophole that helps multinational corporations legally dodge billions of dollars in taxes in their homelands. A tax maneuver known as the Double Irish has allowed...
  • Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

    Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions
    A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done. Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets...
  • With a parade for Putin, Serbia walks a tightrope

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - In his 1949 memoir Eastern Approaches, British officer Fitzroy Maclean wrote of standing on top of Belgrade's fortress and watching the Nazis retreat across the River Sava, leaving the capital to the Red Army and Yugoslav Partisan...
  • Romania president says PM was an undercover spy

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's outgoing President Traian Basescu has accused his bitter rival and likely successor, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, of serving as an undercover intelligence officer between 1997 and 2001. Ponta dismissed the charge as "all...
  • German investor morale plunges to lowest level in almost two years

    MANNHEIM Germany (Reuters) - An index of German analyst and investor morale fell below zero for the first time in nearly two years in October, suggesting Europe's largest economy is reeling from crises abroad and a weak euro zone, while weak German data...