WHITE HOUSE HACKED “The White House computer network has been hit by what appears to be a sustained cyberattack, administration sources told HuffPost. The White House -- or the Executive Office of the President (EOP) -- regularly gets hit with hapless cyberattacks from all corners of the web, but the one revealed Tuesday, said people familiar with the situation, has been much more significant in duration and strength, putting the system on the fritz for nearly two weeks, if not longer.” Russian hackers are suspected. [HuffPost]
Russia supports Ukraine rebel vote | Today - 08:52 GMT; 28 October 2014; Last updated at 08:46 Russia says it will recognise the results of controversial separatist elections in eastern Ukraine, which the rebels plan to hold on 2 November. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions "will be important to legitimise the authorities there". A shaky truce is holding in both … (continue reading)
Ukraine election a win for president and allies, early count suggests. Partial count gives Yatseniyuk’s People’s Front a vote share of 21.57% and Poroshenko’s bloc 21.54%
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Stock Market Today: Futures Slip Ahead of Fed Meeting While Facebook Tumbles U.S. stock futures are trading slightly lower ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement.
China, Hong Kong shares up on hopes of state company reforms
HSI +0.6 pct, H-shares +1.1 pct, CSI300 +1.1 pct * China CNR and CSR Corp's merge plan sparks hopes of SOE reforms * China port shares up due to approval of Tianjin FTZ project By Chen Yixin and Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) - China and Hong Kong shares rebounded on Tuesday, breaking a multi-day string of declines, on hopes of more … (continue reading)
BP profits hit by Russia problems - 28 October 2014 - Last updated at 08:01; The falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices have hit profits at oil giant BP. The company made $3bn (£1.86bn) in the July-to-September period, down from $3.7bn for the period last year. BP, a big investor in Russia through its stake in Rosneft, said the depreciation of the rouble against the dollar dragged down profits. Net income … (continue reading)
UK gas prices to soar if Russia cuts supplies. In its Winter Outlook Report, the company, which is responsible for managing energy supply and demand, said that in most circumstances the UK should remain well-supplied with gas, even if Russia limited its exports. Although the UK does not import gas from Russia directly, National Grid’s report acknowledges that any restrictions on Russian exports would place pressure on supplies … (continue reading)
Wall St. dips as lower oil price knocks energy stocks . NEW YORK - Energy shares dragged Wall Street slightly lower on Monday as crude prices fell further, while U.S. and German data weighed.
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Shakeup of Ferguson police force expected - 10/28/14 11:11PM; The first steps in a major shakeup of the Ferguson police department -- including the resignation of Chief Thomas Jackson -- could come as early as next week. read story
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Link repaired: Enterovirus D68 cases double in a week.
The number of confirmed D68 cases jumped from 56 to 119 between October 22 and October 30, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. There has been one death linked to the virus in this province.
Canada takes steps to prevent Ebola spread
The Department of Citizenship and Immigration has issued a bulletin saying it will not process new visa applications for temporary residence in the worker, student, or visitor class of foreign nationals who have been in an Ebola affected country.
Nuclear watchdog orders anti-radiation pills for Ontarians near power plants
Hundreds of thousands of people who live near Ontario’s nuclear power plants will have to be given supplies of anti-radiation pills under new orders from Canada’s nuclear regulator.
Mexico unearths 'second mass grave' - Today - 04:57 GMT ; 28 October 2014 - Last updated at 04:44; Mexican authorities searching for 43 students who disappeared after a protest last month are investigating a suspected mass grave. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the testimony of two arrested members of a drug gang had led them to the site, in southern Guerrero state. Reports claim that the students were handed to the gang by local … (continue reading)
China, Hong Kong shares up on hopes of state company reforms
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:56am GMT * HSI +0.6 pct, H-shares +1.1 pct, CSI300 +1.1 pct * China CNR and CSR Corp's merge plan sparks hopes of SOE reforms* China port shares up due to approval of Tianjin FTZ project By Chen Yixin and Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) - China and Hong Kong shares rebounded on Tuesday, breaking a multi-day string of declines, on hopes of more … (continue reading)
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Lawyers Jailed for Tweets
Published: 8:42PM Tuesday October 28, 2014 Source: ONE News Source: AP Three lawyers in Saudi Arabia have been sentenced to prison for posting Tweets criticising the justice system. The lawyers were convicted of "disobeying the ruler" and slandering the judicial system, receiving prison sentences ranging from five to eight years, The Saudi Press Agency reports. The trio, (continue reading)
Twitter Disappoints, Shares Dive
By Edwin Chan |SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:56pm EDT | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc posted a disappointing 7 percent slide in a closely watched measure of engagement even though its user base grew 23 percent in the third quarter, triggering a more than 9 percent decline in its stock on Monday. Theonline messaging service also projected fourth-quarter revenue that may … (continue reading)
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