Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures during a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of public fury at European Union technocrats, David Cameron refuses to pay a surprise 1.65 billion pound bill as EU leaders order an urgent review of how the budget figures were arrived at.  Full Article 

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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani 24 Oct 2014

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead

24 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.

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Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain's Rajoy over jailed opponent

24 Oct 2014

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.

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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

24 Oct 2014

OTTAWA - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video

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Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

24 Oct 2014

LAURA Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. | Video

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Bond investors take fright at Tesco's fall from grace

24 Oct 2014

LONDON - Investors demanded higher yields to hold Tesco's debt on Friday while the cost of insuring against default rose sharply after ratings downgrades left Britain's biggest grocer hovering just above junk status.