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Egypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out: paper | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a newspaper interview.<p>Sisi, who is visiting Italy and France this …

Afghanistan's parliament backs US troops deal

Afghanistan’s parliament approved agreements on Sunday with the US and Nato allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.<p>The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 US-led invasion that …

Buffalo forecast: Warming + rain = flooding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents in the Buffalo area to be ready to evacuate if they think floodwater caused by melting snow could reach their residences.<p>"It's not enough that your home has never flooded before," Cuomo said Sunday morning at a news conference. "There's always a first time, …

Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn’t President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.<p>Since Modi came to power in May, ties …

Apple $450 Million Ebook Settlement Gets Final Court Approval

NEW YORK —A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc.'s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It …

Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder

Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as checking applicants' credit, income and cash flows …