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Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kiev's Western creditors.  Full Article

 
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Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of violent protests.  Full Article  

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Asia shares rise on brightening U.S. prospects, BOJ awaited Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday as investors cheered upbeat U.S. growth data, while the dollar held near four-week highs against the yen as markets awaited the outcome of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting.  Full Article  

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Canadian PM Harper unveils family tax breaks ahead of election Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 

VAUGHAN Ontario (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled C$26.76 billion ($23.89 billion) in family tax cuts and benefits over six years on Thursday, which will start flowing to voters over the coming year as the country gears up for an election next October.  Full Article