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Russia-Ukraine gas talks falter, new meeting next week

BRUSSELS, Oct 22: EU-brokered crunch talks to resolve the bitter gas price dispute between Russia and Ukraine failed on Tuesday (Oct 21), as a new meeting was set for next week amid fears Moscow could halt crucial energy supplies to Europe this winter. European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger however said “significant progress” was made after the talks broke up ...Full Article

US tightens restrictions on air travel from Ebola zone

WASHINGTON, Oct 22: The United States on Tuesday (Oct 21) tightened restrictions on travellers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funneling them into five ...Full Article

Flights cancelled at Britain’s Heathrow due to storm

LONDON, Oct 21: Around one in 10 flights may be cancelled at Britain’s biggest airport Heathrow on Tuesday (Oct 21) due to stormy weather, an airport spokesman said. The ...Full Article

Obama votes early in Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct 21: President Barack Obama cast his ballot on Monday (Oct 20) during a visit in his hometown of Chicago two weeks ahead of Nov 4 mid-term elections. ...Full Article

Third UN employee dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21: A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organisation to succumb to the deadly virus, the ...Full Article

US issues stricter guidelines for medics treating Ebola

WASHINGTON, Oct 21: US health authorities on Monday (Oct 20) issued stricter guidelines for protecting health care workers against Ebola after two Texas nurses were infected while caring for ...Full Article

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s seventh President

JAKARTA, Oct 20: Jakarta governor Joko Widodo or popularly known as Jokowi was sworn in as Indonesia’s seventh president at parliament building on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. Joko and running ...Full Article

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious ‘foreign vessel’

STOCKHOLM, Oct 20: The Swedish military on Sunday (Oct 19) presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on ...Full Article

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola

MADRID, Oct 20: A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside Africa to be infected with Ebola on Sunday (Oct 19) tested negative for the virus, Madrid said, ...Full Article

Militants take heavy losses in battle for Syria’s Kobane

MURSITPINAR, Oct 20: The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane on Sunday (Oct 19) as Iraqi forces fought the militants buoyed by ...Full Article