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Siemens agrees to $7.6 billion deal to buy Dresser-Rand
By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said on Monday it would buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for $7.6 billion in a move that would significantly boost the German company's oil and gas business in North America. Germany's Siemens said its $83 per-share bid was unanimously supported by Dresser-Rand's board of directors. That compares with a Friday closing price of $79.91, which was up 27 percent over the past three months on takeover speculation. ...
UK's Cameron hosts talks on Scottish voting rights
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting a summit with senior officials from his Conservative Party to try to placate anger over promises made to Scotland during the referendum campaign.
Ebola outbreak "pretty much contained" in Senegal and Nigeria
GENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases. "On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained," a WHO statement said. There were no new deaths in Guinea, four in Sierra Leone and 39 in Liberia. A separate Ebola outbreak has killed 40 people in Democratic Republic of Congo, where there have been 71 cases, it said in a statement on the situation as of Sept 18.
Accused White House intruder to appear in court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion.
Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide
MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments.