Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

Russia's President Putin attends the closing ceremony of Europe-Asia summit in MilanBy Alexei Anishchuk LAURA Russia (Reuters) - 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. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia's neighbors. ...



Suarez to make Barca debut in Clasico, Enrique confirms

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (C) takes part in a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on October 24, 2014Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday's first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid. Suarez has been restricted to friendly matches since sealing a £75 million ($127 million, 95 million euros) move from Liverpool after receiving a four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "He will have some minutes for sure," Enrique told a press conference on Thursday.



Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

A Tunisian soldier gives a thumbs up to celebrate the end of a raid against gunmen in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital. Responding to a tipoff Thursday, police had surrounded the home in Oued Ellil and were shot at by the inhabitants, who killed one policeman. One gunman was killed and another captured during the Friday morning raid and one child and a security forces member were wounded, the state news agency said.( AP Photo/Aimen Zine)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.



Brazil bidders derail huge Chiquita-Fyffes banana merger

Chiquita shareholders voted down the merger, which would have created the world's largest banana trader, opening the way for the Brazilian duo to take over the iconic US firm in a deal worth more than $680 millionA last-minute increased offer by Brazilian juice exporter Cutrale Group and investment bank Safra derailed banana giant Chiquita's plans to merge with European rival Fyffe's on Friday. Chiquita shareholders voted down the merger, which would have created the world's largest banana trader, opening the way for the Brazilian duo to take over the iconic US firm in a deal worth more than $680 million. A takeover would propel Cutrale, which claims a one-third share of the $5 billion global orange juice market, into the top ranks in the global fruit and vegetable trade. Chiquita and Fyffes had announced their deal in March, with the US company aiming to reap the tax advantages of moving its domicile to Fyffe's home base in Ireland in a controversial inversion deal.



Putin hopes for Russia-Ukraine gas deal next week

LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped a deal would be reached next week with Ukraine to end a long-running dispute in which Moscow has halted natural gas supplies to Kiev. The Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers are expected to hold more talks with the European Commission in Brussels next week on the dispute over Ukraine's unpaid bills and the price Kiev pays for its gas. (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk and Lidia Kelly, writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, Editing by Timothy Heritage)


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