ISTANBUL - Turkish fighter jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week. Full Article
LONDON - European equities advanced on Wednesday, spurred by strong corporate earnings and gains in U.S. and Asian markets on hopes that Beijing could stem the rout in its markets without damage to the world's second biggest economy.
BEIJING - The Chinese, especially the country's leaders, have a tradition of putting their faith in soothsaying and geomancy, in times of doubt and chaos. The practice has grown amid a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by the government. Full Article