China, Fed haunt stocks

LONDON - Stocks in Europe and Asia looked set for their worst monthly losses in at least three years, with investors concerned about growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates.

Japan eyes defense budget hike to fortify island chain facing China 4:20am EDT

TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing.

A Syrian migrant carries a child while standing behind a fence before crossing the Hungarian-Serbian border near Asotthalom, Hungary August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Refugee crisis Merkel's biggest challenge

BERLIN - Returning from her summer break, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015.  Full Article | Video 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a news conference in Washington June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

World to Fed: Don't delay rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - Central bankers from around the world are telling their American counterparts that they are ready for a U.S. interest rate hike and would prefer that the Federal Reserve make the move without further ado.  Full Article 

Undated handout photo courtesy of the National Park Service shows Mount McKinley in Alaska. REUTERS/National Park Service/Tim Rains/Handout

McKinley no more: Denali gets its name back

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.  Full Article 

Director Wes Craven attends the premiere of the movie "Drag Me to Hell" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this May 12, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

'Scream' king Wes Craven dead at 76

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died at age 76.  Full Article 

Islamic State destroys part of ancient Syrian temple

Militants target the Temple of Bel, a Roman-era structure in the ancient city of Palmyra, according to observer group. Sean Carberry reports.

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