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Exclusive - U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.

Obama announces action on sweeping U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.

1:35am GMT

Iran nuclear talks stuck, deadline may be extended - officials

VIENNA - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.

World, Middle East 20 Nov 2014

UK concedes defeat in bid to block EU bank bonus limit

BRUSSELS/LONDON - Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday, withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.

UK 20 Nov 2014

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

ZURICH - FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

20 Nov 2014

Cable & Wireless helped Britain spy on the world - Channel 4

LONDON - Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, Channel 4 reported on Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor.

UK, Tech 20 Nov 2014

Russia warns U.S. against arms to Ukraine as Biden due in Kiev

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev.

20 Nov 2014

Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

WASHINGTON - Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory, Chris Patten, told a U.S. government commission on Thursday.

20 Nov 2014

Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest massacre

MEXICO CITY - Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City's airport on Thursday as thousands protested President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers.

12:53am GMT

Friends, family bury slain Honduran Miss World contestant, sister

SANTA BARBARA Honduras - Amid applause and sobs, friends and family buried a murdered Honduran beauty queen and her sister on Thursday while authorities charged a suspect with the crime.

20 Nov 2014
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