UK judge: Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy


LONDON (AP) — President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia's FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British judge said Thursday in a strongly worded report that led Moscow to accuse Britain of souring bilateral relations.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic thought over

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, Associated Press

Russian ruble keeps on falling, hits new record low

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has hit another historic low against the dollar as currencies slid across the former Soviet Union against the backdrop of low oil prices.

  • Written by JAMES ELLINGWORTH, Associated Press