MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday he had no idea who the Ukrainian diplomat behind a news story that Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had reached an official deal on Crimea was. "I have no idea who Bogdan Yaremenko is, we have more than 3,000 such diplomats," Dmitry Peskov told Reuters. Traders said a report by Ukraine's UNIAN news agency on Crimea that cited Yaremenko was driving a sharp correction in the rouble. (Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Elizabeth Piper)
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.
A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa is vowing to fight the state of Maine, which wants to keep her in quarantine for the 12 days that remain of the virus' incubation period. "They will not allow me to leave my house and have any interaction with the public, even though I am completely healthy and symptom-free," Hickox said as her boyfriend stood beside her home in the town of Fort Kent. Controversy is raging about measures taken by officials in some US states like New Jersey and New York to quarantine individuals returning from treating Ebola-infected patients in west Africa. President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed "heroic" US health workers battling Ebola, seeking to reassure the public amid the controversy over quarantine measures imposed by some authorities including the Pentagon.