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Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?

published about 2 hours ago
Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?
A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruz's Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and directing donations through a particularly high number of hard-to-trace companies, new documents reveal.

Taiwan quake kills at least 11, fells apartment block

published about 3 hours ago
TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell, government officials said.

Syrian foreign minister warns Saudis against incursion, will be resisted

published about 3 hours ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops.

Thousands of Syrians brave cold, rain at Turkish border

published about 3 hours ago
Thousands of Syrians brave cold, rain at Turkish border
Thousands of Syrians were braving cold and rain at the Turkish border Saturday after fleeing a Russian-backed regime offensive on Aleppo that threatens a fresh humanitarian disaster in the country's second city. Tens of thousands have escaped fierce fighting as government forces unleashed an advance this week against rebels, severing the opposition's main supply route into Aleppo. On Saturday morning, Turkey's Oncupinar border crossing -- which faces Bab al-Salama on Syrian soil -- remained closed, an AFP correspondent said, as ... more

Portugal boosts govt's TAP airline stake to 50%

published about 4 hours ago
Portugal boosts govt's TAP airline stake to 50%
Portugal's new Socialist government said Saturday it had boosted its stake in national airline TAP to 50 percent from 39 percent in line with an election pledge of re-nationalisation. Prime Minister Antonio Costa made the announcement, saying Lisbon will pay 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million) to take 11 percent from the 61 percent stake sold late last year to a private consortium. The outgoing conservative administration made the sale to the consortium headed by US-Brazilian businessman David Neeleman, founder of ... more