Insurer ACE says excluding Ebola cover on some new and renewal policies

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer ACE said on Wednesday it was excluding cover for Ebola on some new and renewal policies. The company, which offers coverage for U.S.-based firms that travel or have operations outside the country, said it was selectively using a policy endorsement to exclude Ebola on a case-by-case basis for insureds that have foreign travel exposure to certain African countries. ...
North Korea frees detained American, two still held

File photo obtained on June 10, 2014 courtesy of The City of Moraine, Ohio, shows Jeffrey Fowle, the US tourist who was released in North Korea on October 21, 2014Washington (AFP) - North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang to fly him home.



Smooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G has paid a surprise visit to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, causing bemusement among Chinese authorities who had warned about the influence of foreign forces.
Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

A woman stands at the 15th floor of the new building to host the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, GermanyAsian markets mostly pushed higher Wednesday, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe in response to reports that the European Central Bank would widen its stimulus programme.



Bank of England keeps rates steady

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy.


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