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AP News - 8 mins ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the Wor ...more

Reuters News - 9 mins ago

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders, businesses and others due to announce fresh efforts to tackle climate change at a U.N. climate summit in New York next week must be held to their promises, panelists tol ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. ...more

Reuters News - 16 mins ago

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - It is a simple yes or no vote but Thursday's ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club? True, ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

By Joern Poltz MUNICH (Reuters) - Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge deciding what action to take following FIFA's investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, said he doubted "if soccer and ethics c ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have begun investigating short-term, high-interest loans secured by borrowers' homes or other real estate to determine if they violate state laws against predatory lending.The Department of Financial Servi ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown.The grand jury was due to have its four-month term e ...more

Reuters News - 29 mins ago

By Brad Haynes and Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc <NIHD.O> is hanging on to its Brazilian unit even though the welterweight mobile carrier has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United ...more

AP News - 30 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a ne ...more

AP News - 32 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground fo ...more