SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi
Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of
Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who
have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in
defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter,
but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of
momentum in activity.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a
32-year-old Palestinian suspected of having tried hours earlier to
kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to clashes in East
Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar
Ibrahim said on Thursday he was a victim of a conspiracy but was
hopeful of winning an appeal against a sodomy conviction and
five-year prison term that could stymie his political ambitions for
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has often accused "foreign
forces" of trying to destabilize free-wheeling Hong Kong during the
current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American
emerging as a key target of attack.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries
of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as
Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from
the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy.