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Friday, August 22, 2014
The government has reached a US$16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Ex-premier of Ireland, Reynolds, dies aged 81
Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, current premier Enda Kenny said Thursday.
Russia targets McDonald's in trade war
Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald's restaurants Thursday after shutting three wildly popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions.
Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 3 senior Hamas commanders
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.
Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.
Obama demands world fight jihadist 'cancer'
U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the “cancer” of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free U.S. hostages in neighboring Syria.
Eric Holder says he understands mistrust of police
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
James Foley's parents laud their 'fearless' son
Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, with his parents praising their “fearless” son.
UK couple walled into French home by 'neighbors from hell'
A British couple's dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbors walled them into their home.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
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