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  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • Danish pension funds get a head start on EU funds facing new capital rules

    COPENHAGEN - European pension funds could become more, rather than less adventurous in their investment strategies after the European Union introduces tough new rules on capital requirements, if the experience of similar rules in Denmark is any pointer....
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Selected as United Nations Messenger of Peace

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. DiCaprio, a longtime environmental activist, will address the U.N. Climate...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • Death rate for children under 5 has plunged, UN reports

    GENEVA In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7...
  • In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

    In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths
    The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy. The boy’s mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

    Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday....
  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • Finance minister hopeful reforms can revive Egyptian economy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will press ahead with plans to cut costly energy subsidies and introduce further tax reforms to boost the economy and halve the budget deficit within seven years, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Abdel...
  • Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday. The virus has killed 2,461 people, half of the 4,985...