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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.