Saturday, November 3, 2012


  • Somalia wants Ugandan troops to remain

    KAMPALA/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister said on Saturday that it could be a challenge for his country if Uganda followed through on a threat to withdraw troops fighting Islamist rebels in southern Somalia.

  • Syrian rebels attack air base to secure north-south corridor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels attacked a military airport in the country's north on Saturday in a push to cut off Syria's biggest city Aleppo from the capital Damascus, and secure a strategic north-south corridor.

  • Obama: No "red tape" in federal storm response

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told emergency response officials on Saturday to cut through government "red tape" and work without delay to help areas ravaged by monster storm Sandy to return to normal as quickly as possible.

  • Big baby Janowicz polishes off Simon to reach Paris final

    PARIS (Reuters) - Jerzy Janowicz is a self-confessed baby, yet he continued to be a thorn on the side of higher ranked opponents as he reached the Paris Masters final with a 6-4 7-5 win over local favorite Gilles Simon on Saturday.

  • US disaster relief in a race against cold snap

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fuel supplies headed toward the U.S. Northeast on Saturday and a million customers regained electricity ahead of a coming cold snap that threatened to add to the misery of coastal communities devastated by superstorm Sandy.

  • Czechs close to retaining Fed Cup title

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic cruised to a 2-0 lead after the opening singles of the Fed Cup final against Serbia on Saturday, putting them well on course to successfully defend their title.

  • Romney, Obama try to eke out a win in campaign's last days

    NEWINGTON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama hopscotched across the country on Saturday in a final push to squeeze out victory from the handful of states that will decide Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Officials fret about polling sites in storm-ravaged US states

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Officials in New York, New Jersey and other states hit hard by the powerful storm Sandy are anxiously waiting to see when power will be restored in darkened areas and whether polling sites may need to be moved for next Tuesday's ...

  • New Jersey's own Springsteen and Bon Jovi sing for Sandy victims

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined Staten Island-born Christina Aguilera and others on Friday in a televised benefit concert for victims of Sandy, the storm that killed more than 100 and devastated parts ...

  • Harper says could block other foreign investments

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in some of his toughest remarks on foreign investment yet, signaled a willingness to block foreign purchases of Canadian companies if other countries are not open to Canadian investment.

  • Canada extends review of CNOOC-Nexen deal to December 10

    Credit: Reuters/Todd Korol. Sat Nov 3, 2012 6:54am EDT. (Reuters) - Canada said it has extended its review of a $15.1 billion bid by China's CNOOC Ltd for Canadian energy producer Nexen Inc by a month to December 10.

  • Snedeker just misses 59, Westwood joint leader in China

    SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Lee Westwood clambered to the top of the HSBC-WGC Champions Tournament leaderboard with an 11-under-par third round at Mission Hills on Saturday but the Englishman's flawless 61 was still just the second best score of ...

  • EU gives $200 million for security, education in turbulent Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The European Union has given Somalia 158 million euros ($200 million) to improve education, the legal system and security, its new envoy said on Saturday, as the Horn of Africa nation tries to recover from more than two decades of ...

  • REFILE-FACTBOX-US House of Representatives races to watch

    (Refiled to add Factbox in headline). WASHINGTON Nov 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has experienced three consecutive "wave" elections in which more than 20 seats changed hands, with the peak coming in 2010 when Republicans took ...

  • Sandy washed away contingency plans across New York region

    (Reuters) - As Sandy hammered the northeast United States this week killing more than 100 people, contingency plans were washed away and businesses had to improvise as the storm knocked out power to millions and stranded entire communities.

  • French Church says gay marriage law just for the few

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's leading Roman Catholic prelate said on Saturday a government plan to legalize same-sex marriage would profoundly affect the equilibrium of French society, calling it a reform for a few but not all citizens.

  • Erdogan signals Turkish Air, Lufthansa "joint management"

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) should deepen their existing ties, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear what he meant and both companies declined to make ...

  • New Congress may have old look after election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress fell to new depths of public disapproval in the past two years, yet no big shake-up of the Senate or House of Representatives is expected in Tuesday's general election.

  • Germany's Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals

    FRANKFURT Nov 3 (Reuters) - German pharmaceuticals firm Merck KGaA is no longer delivering cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, a spokesman said on Saturday, the latest sign of how an economic and budget crisis is hurting frontline public services.

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