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    How Ebola Got Its Name
    Oct13

    How Ebola Got Its Name

    By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 10/10/2014 11:35 AM EDT on LiveScience The Ebola virus that’s causing the devastating outbreak in West Africa didn’t even have a name just 38 years ago when it first surfaced and caused a mysterious illness among villagers in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international team of...

    Ukraine sees positive development in conflict zone
    Oct13

    Ukraine sees positive development in conflict zone

    But cease-fire declared last month between Ukrainian forces and rebel fighters has been violated almost daily …read more Source:...

    Russia and China Open Currency-Swap Line
    Oct13

    Russia and China Open Currency-Swap Line

    The move paves the way for further trade between the countries, as Moscow steps up efforts to develop closer ties with Beijing after relations with the West deteriorated over the situation in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Turkish Crimean War Graves Vandalized On Annexed Peninsula
    Oct13

    Turkish Crimean War Graves Vandalized On Annexed Peninsula

    Graves of Turkish soldiers and officers killed in the Crimean War have been vandalized in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany Decides Against Stimulus Spending to Boost Economy
    Oct13

    Germany Decides Against Stimulus Spending to Boost Economy

    BERLIN—Germany’s government says it’s committed to keeping its spending in check, despite signs of an economic slowdown and widespread calls abroad for Berlin to pump money into the economy. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Saturday urged European countries with “external surpluses and fiscal flexibility” to do more to address...

    Ukraine Sees Fewer Russian Troops in Conflict Zone
    Oct13

    Ukraine Sees Fewer Russian Troops in Conflict Zone

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian military officials say they have observed a reduction in the presence of Russian troops in areas at the heart of fighting between government troops and separatist rebels. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Monday that Russian personnel stationed in field camps in Ukraine have been observed returning to their home...

    China’s Dangerous Game
    Oct13

    China’s Dangerous Game

    In the tranquil harbors that dot the coastline of Palawan, a sword-shaped island in the western Philippines, the ferry boats are crowded with commuters traveling back and forth between sleepy townships, and with vendors bearing fresh produce. On Sundays, they fill with people dressed up for church. From nearby berths, fishermen set out to sea for...

    Ukraine hands popular general tricky defence job
    Oct13

    Ukraine hands popular general tricky defence job

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko on Monday turned to the popular head of Ukraine’s frontline forces in his search for a defence minister ahead of a crunch general election and high-stakes talks with Russia.The pro-Western leader asked National Guard irregular forces commander Stepan Poltorak to become Ukraine’s fourth...

    Ukraine sees fewer Russian troops in conflict zone
    Oct13

    Ukraine sees fewer Russian troops in conflict zone

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say they have observed a reduction in the presence of Russian troops in areas at the heart of fighting between government troops and separatis… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Here’s A 10-Second Guide To What Traders Are Talking About Today
    Oct13

    Here’s A 10-Second Guide To What Traders Are Talking About Today

    Dave Lutz at Jones Trading has the top topics about which traders are talking about today. Good Morning! US Futures are looking higher, with the S&P rebounding off that key 200dma level this AM – but both Russell and Nasdaq futures, the hardest hit over the last week, are showing a less enthusiastic bounce. Equity volumes in the USA may be...