Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Confident Cameron launches EU reform drive

RIGA - British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is confident of winning concessions from European Union leaders before he asks voters whether Britain should stay in the bloc.  Full Article | Video 

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High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote 22 May 2015

DUBLIN - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favour the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalised homosexuality. | Video

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Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

22 May 2015

DUBAI - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. | Video

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BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses

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- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.

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Fed on track to hike rates as economic headwinds wane - Yellen

22 May 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was clearer than ever on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was set to bounce back from an early-year slump and as headwinds at home and abroad waned.

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China says U.S. South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'

22 May 2015

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the South China Sea this week near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

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Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings - Guardian

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- The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.

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UN: Cholera 'epidemic' strikes Burundi refugees

Cholera has killed dozens and infected some 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania in a worsening epidemic, the United Nations says. Yiming Woo reports.