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  • Plague in Madagascar has killed 40, World Health Organization says

    An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The WHO said there is a "risk of rapid spread" of plague in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo where...
  • Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

    Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea
    Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said on Friday. "No doubt they thought it was something else," Youssouf Traoré,...
  • EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up

    The European Union’s parliament is considering a proposal that pushes for Google’s dominant search engine business to be split from its other “commercial services,” according to media reports. European lawmakers have long...
  • Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon

    Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon
    Two years ago Leonardo Maugeri, a former strategist for the big Italian oil company ENI, predicted that crude oil prices were heading for a fall in two to three years. It wasn't an obvious forecast; the average price of OPEC crude oil that year set an...
  • Hungary's Orban puts Internet tax on hold after huge protests

    Hungary's Orban puts Internet tax on hold after huge protests
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban froze plans on Friday to impose a tax on Internet traffic, climbing down in the face of massive street protests and warnings from the European Union that the levy was a mistake. Opponents of the tax, who said it...
  • A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

    In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold 'sovereign' vote

    Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold 'sovereign' vote
    Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse. Results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk...
  • Russia recognizes Ukraine separatists, provoking new sanctions threat

    Russia recognizes Ukraine separatists, provoking new sanctions threat
    Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it will "respect the will" of separatist voters in eastern Ukraine who elected leaders for their proclaimed independent republics in defiance of international warnings that their actions were illegal....
  • The return of Palestinian unilateralism

    The return of Palestinian unilateralism
    It sometimes seems as if the see-saw debate about the true intentions of Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority has been with us for an eternity. One day, we'll be saying that Abbas is genuinely a moderate, that he really is committed to a two-...
  • Interpol: This 'three-legged dog' can still hunt

    Interpol: This 'three-legged dog' can still hunt
    Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino feels the band has "totally revitalized" in the four years since they lost founding bassist Carlos Dengler, took a hiatus and reconvened to record their new album, "El Pintor." Following his bandmate's exit, and during some...