Chefs, Surgeons Compete in Pumpkin Carving Benefit Contest

By FRED PACE, The Herald Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Local chefs and surgeons put their carving skills to the test for the Huntington Children’s Museum Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Market’s outdoor patio in downtown Huntington. Jessica McCormick, of Huntington, brought her two children, 10-year-old Iris and 4-year-old Oscar, to the event on Tuesday, … Read more

Ukraine Questions Twitter Takeover Amid Precarious Ties With Musk

KYIV (Reuters) – A senior Ukrainian official expressed scepticism on Saturday about the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, whose relations with Kyiv have been precarious since the billionaire suggested in early October Ukraine should give up occupied land for peace. Musk, a self-declared “free speech absolutist”, has expressed desire to shake up Twitter’s content … Read more

Tunisia to Start Difficult Economic Reforms Soon

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia will soon enact difficult economic reforms that have been delayed for years, the central bank governor said on Saturday, adding that financial authorities were trying to keep the dinar currency stable. Tunisia this month reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $1.9 billion rescue package that … Read more

M23 Rebels Capture 2 More Towns in Eastern Congo

By JUSTIN KABUMBA, Associated Press GOMA, Congo (AP) — Rebels seized two major towns in eastern Congo after fierce fighting Saturday, doubling the territory they now control, a civil society leader and residents said. Fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels intensified in the vicinity of Rutshuru Centre and Kiwanja on Saturday, with heavy … Read more