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“The butt dial was the reason for our involvement,” says Sgt. Luke Ernenwein of Maine’s York Police Department, which found itself in a standoff at an underage drinking party early Sunday. Dispatchers received a 911 call and could hear yelling and arguing, but no one spoke to them on the…
A day after disagreements between AT&T and the U.S. government over the company’s proposed takeover of Time Warner spilled out into the open, both sides tried to mute tensions that threatened to mar negotiations.
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Turkey withdrew its threat to exit from its migration deal with the European Union if the bloc doesn’t speedily approve visa-free access for Turkish citizens to the bloc.
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The call lasted less than 20 seconds: After the Virginia dispatcher answered “Fredericksburg 911, where’s your emergency?” she was greeted with silence, which she followed with “hello?” twice. Then she hung up, thinking it was one of the dozen butt dials or otherwise inadvertent calls the city gets each day,…
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron's advisers thought his economic record would have delivered a solid poll lead by now. The absence of a breakthrough coupled with a stronger than expected performance from Ed Miliband, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, is dampening the mood in Cameron's centre-right Conservative Party. The campaign has been almost genteel." The election, which could determine Britain's place in the European Union and Scotland's future in the United Kingdom, is the closest since the 1970s with the two main parties unable to open up a clear lead. The SNP is threatening to all but wipe out Labour in Scotland, while UKIP is likely to steal large numbers of Conservative voters in England, making it harder for Cameron to beat Labour in areas where Miliband's party is narrowly behind.
By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) – After a head-spinning bout of volatility, next week will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank take the ultimate policy leap or pull its punches? The ECB could launch a government bond-buying program with new money as soon as its Jan. 22 meeting, although Greek elections three days later are a complication. With markets in an unusually febrile state – oil and copper have plunged while the Swiss franc rocketed after Switzerland abandoned its currency cap – it's a fair bet that if the ECB holds back, there will be an extreme reaction. The euro zone's central bank would have no problem justifying action.
Western observers say Russia has sent tanks, howitzers and other weaponry along with troops into eastern Ukraine in recent days, possibly aiming to consolidate separatist enclaves there in preparation for a long-term standoff.
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