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Al-Qaida escapes with British and American hostages before US special forces raid in Yemen

US and Yemeni forces rescue eight hostages from mountain cave – but al-Qaida captors escaped days earlier with Briton and US citizen.

(c) The Guardian I 27.11.2014

Briton among five dead in suicide attack on UK diplomatic convoy in Kabul

Afghan interior ministry says British citizen was killed when a bomber riding a motorcycle attacked a vehicle belonging to British embassy in Afghanistan.

(c) The Guardian I 27.11.2014

Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he was not against an extension of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

(c) Reuters I 27.11.2014

Oil hits four-year low as expectations fade for OPEC cuts

Fading hopes OPEC will cut production when it meets Thursday sent oil prices tumbling to a four-year low and the world stock-market rally paused for Thanksgiving in the United States.

(c) Reuters I 27.11.2014

MEP vote ups pressure on EU to break up Google

MEPs are - in a vote on Thursday - putting pressure on EU anti-trust regulators to unbundle Google, amid US complaints.

(c) EUobserver I 27.11.2014

Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

As EU governments consider blacklisting more Ukrainian separatists and potentially more Russians and companies over the crisis in Ukraine, anecdotal evidence and new EU data show the economic costs for Europe of pressuring the Kremlin

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Protests spread across the United States and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in the St. Louis area to prevent a second night of rioting and looting.

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

US voices concern over Google break-up motion

The United States voiced concern yesterday (25 November) over a draft plan by two MEPs to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine

(c) EurActiv I 26.11.2014

France suspends delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia

France suspended indefinitely yesterday (25 November) delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, citing conflict in eastern Ukraine where the West accuses Moscow of fomenting separatism.

(c) EurActiv I 26.11.2014