A nurse writes the name of voluteer Christof Hoffmanns on the forehead of his protection suite during an Ebola training session held by Germany's Red Cross in Wuerzburg October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Drugmakers join forces to make Ebola vaccine

LONDON - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and produce millions of doses of the an experimental product for use next year.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

Wall St. edges higher after four-day rally 9:35am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, with buyers largely taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013.

Israeli soldiers and border policemen take position during clashes with Palestinian protestors following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to Jordan

JERUSALEM - With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat from Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria and growing unrest in Egypt's Sinai, Israel's north and south are on edge. By comparison, the eastern frontier with Jordan looks like an oasis of calm.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters watch formal talks between student protest leaders and government officials on a video screen near the government headquarters in Hong Kong October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protests to continue after talks fail

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.  Full Article 

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics Co. in Seoul January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'

In the wake of several changes in U.S. law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, patent prices are plummeting, the number of court fights is down, and stock prices of many patent-holding companies have fallen.   Full Article 

A suspected victim of human trafficking prays at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Feeding Asia's slave trade

PHANG NGA Thailand - Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes.  Full Article 

Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Marissa Mayer parries investor attacks

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar.  Full Article 

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014.REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

North Korea cites Obama requests about Fowle

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained in the country, taking into consideration "repeated requests" of President Barack Obama.  Full Article | Related Story 

Ben Bradlee (L), a former Washington Post executive editor and Bob Woodward, a former Washington Post reporter have a discussion about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California April 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Former Washington Post editor Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died at age 93.  Full Article 

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Breakingviews: Get a grip Merkel

Germany is flirting with a recession that may usher in a new era of feeble growth, says Breakingviews Olaf Storbeck.