- Scottish Opponents of Independence Slightly Ahead In Polls
September 17 2014 5:42 AM
The polls found 8 percent to 14 percent of Scotland voters were still undecided before polls opened at 2 a.m. EDT on Thursday.
- Nearly 50 Dead In Syria Government Airstrikes
September 17 2014 5:23 AM
Around a dozen fighters and multiple rebel commanders were also confirmed killed in the bombardment.
- Chinese Central Bank Injects $81B Into Major Banks
September 17 2014 2:39 AM
The People's Bank of China is reportedly pumping in 100 billion yuan each into China's top five banks.
- Biden Triggers 2016 Speculation With Iowa Visit
September 17 2014 12:40 AM
Iowa will hold the first contest in the 2016 Democratic nominating campaign.
- Endo Offers To Buy Auxilium Pharma For About $2.2B
September 16 2014 11:10 PM
Endo's offer of $28.10 per share represents a premium of 30.6 percent to Auxilium's Tuesday closing price of $21.52 on the Nasdaq.
- Default? What Default? Argentina Slams US For Using 'D' Word
September 16 2014 7:42 PM
Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default.
- Russia Says 'Cynical' US Policy Pushing World Toward Cold War
September 16 2014 3:15 AM
Russia's Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin was speaking during a ceremony to open the autumn session of the parliament's lower house.
- India Considers Closing Down Loss-Making State Firms
September 16 2014 12:26 AM
Dozens of state-run companies have been bleeding cash for decades and kept afloat by budgetary support each year.
- Switzerland Would Shield Snowden From 'Political' Extradition To US
September 15 2014 9:14 PM
Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said Monday.
- US To Assad: Beware Of Interfering With US Air Power In Syria
September 15 2014 8:28 PM
Obama's authorization of the use of air power against ISIS in Syria has raised the question of whether Bashar al-Assad would respond in some way.
- Al Qaeda Denies Decline, Acknowledges 'Mistakes' By Its Branches
September 15 2014 9:12 AM
Al Qaeda dismissed as "lies" a U.S. assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islamic State group widely seen as its rival for the leadership of global jihad.
- Gloomy Data On Chinese Factories Hurts Stocks, Oil Prices
September 15 2014 6:41 AM
Brent crude oil slumped to a more than two-year low under $97 per barrel.
- Deal Paves Way For World's Largest Tourism Group
September 15 2014 5:02 AM
Europe's biggest tour operator, TUI Travel, and majority owner TUI AG have agreed on the terms of a merger.
- Russian PM Medvedev Says Western Sanctions Are Testing Country's Strength
September 15 2014 4:04 AM
The EU and the U.S. imposed late last week a fresh set of sanctions against Moscow for its policy on Ukraine.
- Danaher To Buy Nobel Biocare Holding
September 15 2014 2:08 AM
The deal, which has been recommended by Nobel Biocare's board of directors, is expected to be completed in late 2014 or early 2015.
- Boat With African Emigrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast, Several Dead
September 14 2014 11:51 PM
Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa, mostly lawless Libya, in rickety boats in rising numbers for years.
- Libyan PM Accuses Qatar Of Sending Planes With Weapons To Tripoli
September 14 2014 7:27 PM
Analysts say Libya is turning into a conflict zone for competing regional powers.
- Iraq's Allawi Endorses PM, Says Will Help Win Over Sunnis
September 14 2014 1:14 PM
Until now, many Sunni tribal fighters and members of armed factions have sided with Islamic State, convinced the government is the greater of two evils.
- New Sanctions Will Stem Flow Of Big Foreign Oil Projects In Russia
September 14 2014 9:27 AM
“There is no contract sanctity,” a U.S. official said. Accordingly, companies will have 14 days to wind down activities.
- Federal Reserve May Tip Its Hand On Interest-Rate Hikes This Week
September 14 2014 7:45 AM
The U.S. Federal Reserve could signal the timing of its first interest-rate increase in more than eight years Wednesday.