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Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

OTTAWA - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack. | Video

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Merkel, Putin express hope for gas talks success on October 29: Kremlin

MOSCOW - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of reaching an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine in a telephone call, the Kremlin said on Friday.

5:34am EDT

Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: source

TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November.

Japan 3:51am EDT

Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult

RIYADH - The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform.

Saudi Arabia 2:03am EDT

Merkel says EU will discuss bridging finance for Ukraine next week

BRUSSELS - The European Union and Ukraine will discuss a bridging loan to Kiev next week so that the country can pay in advance for Russian gas deliveries for the coming months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Russia 23 Oct 2014

Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall: U.S. officials

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the militant group.

Syria 23 Oct 2014

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