Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The couple went on an hour-long ride. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.



U.S. says more air strikes target Islamic State near Syria border town

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States military continued to target Islamic State militants near the Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday and Friday, according to U.S. Central Command. The four strikes near Kobani, near the border with Turkey, damaged four fighting positions used by the militant group as well as one of its buildings, Centcom said in a statement. In Iraq, four U.S.-led strikes also targeted the militant group, it said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
Too much focus on Kobani in anti-IS campaign: Erdogan

PARIS (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he believed that the coalition combatting Islamic State militants was focusing too much on the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border and should turn its attention to other areas "Why Kobani and not otherwise towns like Idlib, Hama or Homs ... while Iraqi territory is 40 percent controlled by the Islamic State?" Erdogan told a news conference in Paris after talks with President Francois Hollande. "There are only 2,000 fighters in Kobani it is difficult to understand this approach. ...
France's Hollande 'sure' Burkina president will act soon to bring calm

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois President Hollande said on Friday he believed Burkina Faso's president would take "the right decisions" within hours to bring calm to his country, where parliament has been dissolved after mass protests. "I am sure that President (Blaise) Compaore in the coming hours will take the right decisions to bring about this essential appeasement," Hollande told journalists in Paris after meeting with his Turkish counterpart. Hollande did not elaborate on what steps he expected Compaore to take. ...
Gazprom to resume gas supply after Ukraine pays $2.2 billion

Russian Energy Minister Novak shakes hands with Ukraine's Energy Minister Prodan after gas talks at the EU Commission headquarters in BrusselsBy Denis Pinchuk and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may restart gas supply to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debt and pre-payments, gas export monopoly Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that is also vital to ensure deliveries to Europe. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched an agreement on Thursday to resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter and secure transit of gas via Ukraine to Europe, despite tensions over a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in east Ukraine. ...





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