Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi (C) is accompanied by security staff as he arrives for a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Low expectations for oil output cut as OPEC meets

VIENNA - Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia are expected to press the case for not yet cutting OPEC output, despite calls from some members of the group to bolster sagging prices by removing surplus crude from the market.  Full Article | Video 

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FTSE ticks lower, energy stocks weigh 8:54am GMT

LONDON - Britain's top equity index edged lower in early trading on Thursday, with energy shares falling the most following a decline in crude oil prices to a four-year low.

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in this September 19, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

Australia's Hughes dies after being hit by ball

SYDNEY - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being struck by a ball that led to a "catastrophic" injury which caused "massive" bleeding to his brain and ultimately proved fatal.  Full Article | Video 

A sign with a logo is on display at a Toyota car sales and showroom in St. Petersburg, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Toyota recalls more cars over air bag concerns

TOKYO - Toyota says it will recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.  Full Article 

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney listens to a question during the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at the Bank of England in London November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/pool

First BoE rate hike pushed to Q3 2015 - poll

The first hike in British interest rates will now come in the third quarter of next year, six months later than previously thought, owing to low inflation and sluggish pay growth, a Reuters poll finds.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Behind Google's EU woes, American accents

BRUSSELS - To many in Brussels it is Google's fellow Americans - such as Microsoft, Expedia and TripAdvisor - whose complaints have driven a four-year-old investigation by the European Commission into whether Google abuses its dominance.  Full Article 

A nurse prepares a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine next to a volunteer during a media visit at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Ebola vaccine passes early safety test

NEW YORK - An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists report.  Full Article 

Pierre N'Gahane, the French official in charge of deradicalisation nationally, poses during an interview with Reuters in his office in Paris November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Secular France moves to confront jihadism

SEINE-ST-DENIS, France - France has been slow to respond to the spread of jihadist ideology because strict state secularism forbids any incursion into individuals' religious affairs. Fearing attacks on French soil, France is now ramping up its efforts.  Full Article