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S&P, Nasdaq advance but IBM results weigh on Dow

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq advanced, but the Dow fell as quarterly results from ...  Visit website

Saudi Arabia steps up beheadings; some see political message

RIYADH (Reuters) - Immediately after his sword falls, the Saudi Arabian executioner steps backwards to avoid soiling his clothes with the blood of the condemned ...  Visit website

Hope and obstacles as Russia and Ukraine seek gas deal

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A tentative agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents has raised hopes of ending a dispute in which Moscow has halted natural ...  Visit website

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. ...  Visit website

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project ...  Visit website

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. ...  Visit website

Brazil election poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum over Neves

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff gained some momentum but remains locked in a tight battle for votes with challenger Aecio Neves ahead ...  Visit website

Lufthansa says strike results in 1,511 canceled flights

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa has canceled 1,511 flights as a result of a strike being held by pilots that runs until midnight on Tuesday, a ...  Visit website

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza ...  Visit website

Libya's parliament allies with renegade general, struggling to assert authority

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority ...  Visit website

U.N. nuclear chief suggests progress slow in Iran investigation

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of ...  Visit website

Ukraine, Russia gas deal may be just enough to get through winter

LONDON (Reuters) - An interim natural gas deal by Moscow and Kiev, reached over the weekend, could supply just enough to get Ukraine through the ...  Visit website

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an ...  Visit website

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by ...  Visit website

Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria ...  Visit website

EU's Barroso warns Britain against 'historic mistake' on immigration rhetoric

LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout ...  Visit website

Aquino rejects call to annul U.S.-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino rejected on Monday calls to tear up the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after an American ...  Visit website

EU's Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will continue leading nuclear negotiations with Iran until a deal is reached, even if a ...  Visit website

EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola ...  Visit website

Bus accident kills 20 in Bangladesh, leaves 30 injured

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh on Monday, police said. ...  Visit website

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