Protesters stand in the rain as they block the areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong, September 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extend a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

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British EU exit 'wouldn't break my heart', Cameron says 1:00pm BST

BIRMINGHAM England - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not be heartbroken if Britain left the European Union because he felt little attachment to a relationship he said was not serving British interests.

A U.S. flag flies over the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Looking beyond Europe for growth

Britain's economy is on the up - latest figures show it's doing better than estimated. As Hayley Platt reports, a drive to seek new markets outside Europe could further boost UK growth.  Video 

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Michael MacSweeney

EU says Irish tax deal with Apple was state aid

BRUSSELS - The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues from tax.  Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A bumpy fourth quarter for markets?

The biggest scramble for dollars and sharpest rise in currency volatility for years were the hallmarks of financial markets in the third quarter, developments which have intensified worries that the final three months of the year might be equally bumpy.  Full Article 

Villagers harvest wheat in a field in Albu Efan, southwest of Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, in this May 2, 2008 file photo.    REUTERS/Mohanned Faisal/Files

Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

SHEKHAN, Iraq - Islamic State now controls a large chunk of Iraq’s wheat supplies. The militants seem intent not just on grabbing more land but also on managing resources and governing in their self-proclaimed caliphate.  Full Article 

An American who calls himself 'Hunter' holds his passport in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 26, 2014. With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the Vostok (East) battalion, an irregular pro-Russian militia fighting government forces, is his American accent - and English is the only language he knows. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The American rebel with a cause in Ukraine

YASYNUVATA, Ukraine - With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, 'Hunter' looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms is his American accent.  Full Article 

A Brown Capuchin monkey is seen at the Manu National Park in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Wildlife populations down by half since 1970

GENEVA - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund says.  Full Article 

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (L)challenges Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London, September 27, 2014.   REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Virgin Media complains over TV rights auction

Cable operator Virgin Media complains to Britain's broadcast regulator over the way that rights to Premier League matches are sold, saying that consumers are being forced to pay too high a price to watch games.  Full Article 

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Examining the future of global affairs - OA highlights

Sept. 29 - In a year that has arguably witnessed the greatest period of global political upheaval in three decades, experts share and test ideas at Oxford Analytica’s 2014 conference.