Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate US practice
Nov 01, 2014 at 09:58 | Source:
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his title rival team mate Nico Rosberg were separated by mere fumes on Friday in a familiar Mercedes one-two in US Grand Prix practice.Just three thousandths of a second separated the two at the end ...
Britain warns travelling nationals of heightened security risk from IS
Nov 01, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Friday warned its citizens travelling overseas of a heightened risk of attacks against them from militants linked to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, updating its official travel advice to reflect an increase in the gene...
Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests
Nov 01, 2014 at 00:30 | Source:
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.Compaore, who seized powe...
Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process
Oct 31, 2014 at 00:31 | Source:
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday and said there were signs other European Union states would follow its lead.Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters her government ...
Ireland warns Britain against opting out of EU arrest laws
Oct 29, 2014 at 04:45 | Source:
DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland has urged Britain not to bow to domestic pressure to ditch European Union laws that allow suspected criminals to be arrested in other member states, saying such a move could undermine bilateral efforts to tackle terr...
Israel to buy 25 more F-35 Lockheed stealth fighters - sources
Oct 29, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel plans to buy a second batch of Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) F-35 stealth fighter jets, bringing its total number on order to about 44, Israeli defense and U.S. sources said on Tuesday. Israel bought 19 F-35s for $...
INTERVIEW - Malaysia PM vows to bring MH17 culprits to justice
Oct 28, 2014 at 23:45 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday vowed to bring to justice the perpetrators of the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, but said he feared fighting in Ukraine might block access to the crash site.In an interview with Reuters in D...
Despite CDC guidelines, US governors and Army stick with Ebola quarantines
Oct 28, 2014 at 11:20 | Source:
Newark, New Jersey: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. But some state governors and even...
Returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined, says US CDC
Oct 28, 2014 at 08:20 | Source:
New York/Washington: Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being impos...
U.S. CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined
Oct 28, 2014 at 05:45 | Source:
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines ...
Pentagon isolates soldiers, nurse quarantined in N.J. to go home
Oct 28, 2014 at 01:45 | Source:
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military was isolating personnel returning from their mission to help West African countries curb Ebola even though they showed no sign of infection and a nurse who treated patients was being allowed to go to ...
Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies - officials
Oct 25, 2014 at 02:30 | Source:
BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, officials said on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned she had potentially exposed many people to the disease by travelling across the country w...
WHO vaccines boss signs up as Ebola trial guinea pig
Oct 25, 2014 at 01:30 | Source:
GENEVA (Reuters) - The woman overseeing the rush to develop an Ebola jab has become one of the first volunteers to sign up to test the safety of candidate vaccines being developed. Marie-Paule Kieny, the World Health Organization's assistant director...
WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance
Oct 24, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on...
Serena Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking
Oct 24, 2014 at 10:41 | Source:
Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.Sharapova was beat...
What's in a name? Everything! In China, you can't call yourself Dumbledore
Oct 24, 2014 at 10:38 | Source:
Name choosing just got a whole lot harder. Especially if you're Chinese.For folks in China, CCTV news has some sound and strange advice: Don't pick Dumbledore when picking an English name. Or, as CCTV puts it, stripper names like 'Candy', not if you ...
The Korean War armistice
Oct 24, 2014 at 10:07 | Source:
The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, with neither side able to claim outright victory. More than 50 years on, the truce is still all that technically prevents North Korea and the US - along with its ally South Korea - resuming the war, as no...
Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar
Oct 23, 2014 at 10:45 | Source:
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Y...