Ecuador volcano spews ash and gas

Ecuador is evacuating people from towns and villages around the Tungurahua volcano after a rapid increase in seismic activity on Saturday.

Two dead as Russian plane lands

Two people are killed and more than 80 are injured as a Russian plane makes an emergency landing in Moscow after suffering engine failure.

SpaceX tests rocket ahead of Tuesday launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies, one of two firms poised to take over U.S. cargo runs to the International Space Station after NASA retires its space shuttles, test-fired its rocket on Saturday in preparation for a Tuesday launch, officials said.

PayPal suspends WikiLeaks donations account

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Online payment service PayPal said it has suspended the WikiLeaks’ account that the organization used to collect donations.

Spain controllers return to work

Most of Spain’s air traffic controllers return to work after a wildcat strike stranded thousands and prompted the government to declare a state of alert.

Spain reopens airspace after controllers’ strike

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish airspace reopened on Saturday after a wildcat strike by air traffic controllers paralyzed airports for a second day and the government declared its first state of emergency in the post-Franco era.


Stocks’ rally set to run as fear fades

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will still hang over global markets next week, but on Wall Street, investors will not be afraid to bet on stocks.