Wall St opens flat with indexes near records

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25.36 points to 17,132.06

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IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

27 Aug 2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde today said she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates ...

Afghan election in crisis as candidate pulls out of audit

27 Aug 2014

Afghanistan's fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse today as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised ...

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Russia to send aid to Ukraine with Red Cross: Putin spokesman

27 Aug 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Ukrainian leader that Moscow will send aid to eastern Ukraine under the ...

Qatar says ready to rebuild war-battered Gaza

27 Aug 2014

Qatar, a key backer of Palestinian militant group Hamas, hailed the Gaza ceasefire accord and offered to help rebuild the enclave ...

Hamas 'brought Israel to its knees': Iran

27 Aug 2014

Iran said today that Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe 'to its knees' during the bloody ...

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ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks rise

27 Aug 2014

The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the ...

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Euro hits fresh lows, Asia shares at highs on ECB buzz

27 Aug 2014

The euro came close to cracking on Wednesday as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the euro zone drove bond ...

Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists: US

27 Aug 2014

The US has said that Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists, describing it as common threat faced by both the ...

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Malaysia Airlines planes 'flying empty' post dual air tragedies

27 Aug 2014

After suffering two major air tragedies, Malaysia Airlines flights seem to be having a tough time getting passengers on board as ...

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US dismisses cooperation with Syria over airstrikes against IS militants

27 Aug 2014

The United States has dismissed the possibility of coordinating any U.S. airstrikes with Syrian government to fight the Islamic ...

ISIL has become most well-funded terrorist group: US Senators

27 Aug 2014

Asserting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has become the most well-funded terrorist group in recent memory, ...

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Kerry hopes Hamas-Israel ceasefire agreement will be durable

27 Aug 2014

Welcoming the latest ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, US Secretary of State John Kerry hoped the move would prove to ...

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Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

27 Aug 2014

Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine apparently failed to make a major breakthrough towards ending brutal fighting in ...

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Euro close to cracking on ECB talk, shares gain

27 Aug 2014

The euro was close to cracking on Wednesday as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the euro zone drove bond yields ...

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GM ignition-switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

27 Aug 2014

A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for ...

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UN chief hopes Gaza ceasefire will lead to peace talks

27 Aug 2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a ceasefire in Gaza will set the stage for talks on a final ...

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After disasters, Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

27 Aug 2014

As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning ...

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Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

27 Aug 2014

Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram today launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile ...

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