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NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO’s top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine’s border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine. U.S. Continue reading

Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, Gebran Bassil, center, listens to the translator as his Cyprus counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides speaks during a press conference at the foreign ministry house in Capital Nicosia, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Bassil is in Cyprus for an official visit. Continue reading

Three-Minute Briefing Book: Turkey Pardons, Pentagon Opening, and Immigration Salesmanship

Happy Hump Day, the 330th day of the year, and the 141st year of the presidential turkey pardoning, which began when “the most noble gobbler” in Rhode Island was selected “with the utmost care,” sent to then-President Ulysses S. Grant and officially spared the butcher’s axe Continue reading

Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats and Merkel’s conservative bloc agreed on the measure at a late-night meeting Tuesday. Continue reading

3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AND CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. Continue reading

Applications for US jobless aid jump

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Continue reading

Isabel Pantoja wants to start women’s choir in prison

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US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month Continue reading

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. Continue reading

NATO commander says Russian forces are still in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in Donetsk,  … KIEV (Reuters) – NATO’s top military commander said during a visit to Kiev on Wednesday that Russian forces were still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the “backbone” to separatist rebels fighting government forces. U.S Continue reading