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Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East

By Jonny Hogg & Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria & Iraq & still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim…

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Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on…

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Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite…

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Support for Iraq should respect sovereignty: FM

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraq's foreign minister said Wednesday that foreign assistance in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group should respect the country's sovereignty. He hailed the role played…

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Records: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops…

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Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Australia…

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Pimco Total Return Fund posts record $23.5 billion net outflow in September

By Jennifer Ablan & Luciana Lopez (Reuters) – Pacific Investment Management Co suffered a record $23.5 billion of withdrawals from its flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in September, with its…

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New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint

By Subrat Patnaik & Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – The New York Times Co said it would cut jobs, including approximately 7.5 percent of its newsroom positions, as advertising revenue dwindles…

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Bank of America names CEO Moynihan chairman of board

By Peter Rudegeair (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp said it named Chief Executive Brian Moynihan as chairman of its board, effective immediately. He succeeds Charles "Chad" Holliday, the former…

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U.S. factories lose steam but private sector steps up hiring

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Growth in U.S. factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as hiring in the private sector accelerated, signs of an uneven expansion…

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