The UK economy slowed slightly in the third quarter, but its 3% growth remains the envy of Europe. Meanwhile, British and Dutch officials are incensed at an unexpected call to stump up extra cash for the European Union budget; they say this amounts to punishment for economic success, and is likely to embolden those who want to leave the EU for good.
October 23, 2014
New York City gets its first Ebola case.
Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, was rushed to the hospital by emergency services workers in protective gear after developing a high fever today. City health officials confirmed that he tested positive for Ebola, but said the risk to the public was minimal. Spencer took the subway to a bowling alley on Wednesday night, but he was not running a fever at the time and was therefore not infectious.
October 23, 2014
Ebola is in Mali, too.
A two-year-old Malian girl who traveled to Guinea has tested positive for the virus, making Mali now the sixth West African country to record a recent case. Senegal and Nigeria have since been declared Ebola-free.
The Hong Kong Federation of Students will poll members of the public to see if they should accept proposals from the government to establish a platform to discuss future constitutional changes. The HKFS initially rejected the offer after televised talks on Tuesday.
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Sweden calls off its search for a suspected Russian submarine.
The country’s defense ministry put a brave face on the failed “Hunt for Reds in October,” saying, “people were proud to see our military can conduct a large operation like this.”