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Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

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OTTAWA - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. | Video

UK consumer confidence tumbles in October on job insecurity - survey

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LONDON - Consumer confidence in Britain took its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs in an economic slowdown, a survey published on Thursday showed.

A doctor is decontaminated after taking a blood sample from a mock Ebola patient, during an Ebola training session held by Germany's Red Cross in Wuerzburg October 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

J&J and GSK step up Ebola vaccine race

As the WHO opens its third emergency meeting on Ebola, Johnson and Johnson says it's speeding up work on an experimental vaccine against the disease - putting pressure on its main rivals in the vaccine race, GSK and NewLink Genetics, to do the same.  Video | Full Article 

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, takes his seat as he arrives to attend the presentation of the college of Commissioners and their program during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Juncker lays out stall to EU parliament

As the European Parliament endorses his new Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker pledges to present a 300-billion euro investment plan by year-end - but warns EU deficit rules will not be weakened. Ciara Lee reports.  Video | Full Article 

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (R) arrives at a meeting of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman

ECB cools speculation over bank health checks

MADRID/VIENNA - The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report said at least 11 banks had failed the landmark financial health checks, driving some banking shares lower.  Full Article 

An old Jordanian army watch tower stands at the site where the construction of a bridge into the Jordan Gateway Industrial Park trade zone is planned, on the Israel-Jordan border January 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to Jordan

JERUSALEM - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.  Full Article | Related Story 

Porsche 911 RSR car is pictured during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 4, 2014.     REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Porsche cashes in with consultancy business

BERLIN - Just as sports car fans adore the Porsche 911, so company bosses are in awe of the carmaker's industry-leading profit margins, allowing it to develop a consultancy business with a growing list of high-profile clients keen to find out how it's done.  Full Article 

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Finding Europe's next tech titan

TechCrunch Disrupt brings the buzz of Silicon Valley to the UK. The tech event comes to London for the first time, lured by generous piles of investor cash the UK capital and Europe have to offer. Sara Hemrajani reports.  Video 

(L-R) Cyclists Marcel Kittel of Germany, Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, Tony Gallopin of France, Alexander Kristoff of Norway, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, Thibaut Pinot of France, Jean-Christophe Peraud of France and Cadel Evans of Australia pose after the presentation of the itinerary of the 2015 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Tour de France's sparkling 2015 route

PARIS - Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial -- Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers.  Full Article