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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mainz drew 0-0 with Hoffenheim on Friday as both sides missed the chance to go provisionally top of the Bundesliga.
Catalan leader calls independence referendum
Catalonia's president on Saturday formally called a referendum to decide whether Spain's richest region should be independent, defying Madrid which vowed to block the move.
The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked US$130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in West Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash.
With just eight weeks left to broker a historic deal with Iran, world powers warned Friday they remained at loggerheads with the Islamic republic over curbing its nuclear ambitions.
US-led strikes hit IS oil; coalition grows
Three more European countries on Friday promised warplanes to join the U.S.-led air armada battering Islamic State targets in Iraq, as coalition forces seek to destroy the jihadists' oil business.
A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.
The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.'s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.
Chicago air-traffic center fire disrupts 1,800 flights
A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air-traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, sending delays and cancellations rippling through the air-travel network from coast to coast.
Cuba begins process of uniting private enterprise and tourism
Cuba's state-run tourism industry is increasingly doing business with the country's new class of private entrepreneurs, trying to improve quality of food and lodging while maintaining a grip on the sector's biggest sources of foreign exchange.
An al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes this week, represents “a clear and present danger” to commercial flights to Europe and the United States, the Obama administration's top aviation security official said Friday.
  
  
  
  
  
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