Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. More than 25 people died in the first attack in the al-Kharouba area northwest of al-Arish, [...]

‘We won’t pay,’ furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

‘We won’t pay,’ furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. Eurosceptics at home branded the EU a "thirsty vampire" for seeking an additional, immediate [...]

Student opens fire at Washington state high school, now dead: police

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims, and the assailant was now dead, police said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, about 30 miles north of Seattle, but the [...]

Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said. Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in Ramallah. An army spokesman [...]

U.S. appeals court rules for GM over Spyker’s Saab sale

U.S. appeals court rules for GM over Spyker’s Saab sale

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – General Motors Co <GM.N> persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV <SPYKF.PK> accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday [...]

U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

By Richard Cowan and Ben Klayman WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp <7312.T> will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The [...]

25 European banks set to fail health checks: sources

25 European banks set to fail health checks: sources

By John O’Donnell and Andreas Framke FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, providing a snapshot of the health of the region’s lenders. The health checks, led by [...]

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, since Oct. [...]

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

By Humeyra Pamuk and Sylvia Westall ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) – A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey’s president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. The Free Syrian Army is a term [...]

U.S. new home sales at six-year high; recovery still fragile

U.S. new home sales at six-year high; recovery still fragile

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August’s sales pace indicated the housing recovery remains tentative. The Commerce Department said on Friday that sales increased 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the [...]