Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle in Kramatorsk, September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression'

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of "direct and undisguised aggression" as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.  Full Article | Video 

Risk appetite flickers in Europe, ECB speculation holds down euro 6:05am EDT

LONDON - Risk appetite flickered back into life in financial markets on Tuesday with the dollar and European and Japanese shares rising while safe-haven bonds, the yen and gold all took a step back.

Somalia government soldiers patrol the area south east of Dusamareeb, March 19, 2014, as they prepare an offensive advance against al Shabaab militants, who have retreated into the central areas of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

U.S. attacks al-Shabaab in Somalia

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.  Full Article 

A Burger King logo is pictured in the Brooklyn borough of New York August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Burger King has trimmed tax for years

LONDON - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.  Full Article 

Policemen run away from anti-government protesters during the Revolution March towards the prime minister's house in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan's political crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.  Full Article 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

FBI to look into Jennifer Lawrence photo leak

Actress Jennifer Lawrence asked authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. NBC News reported that Apple iCloud accounts were hacked to get the photos.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy activists clash with the police during a protest outside the hotel where China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Deputy General Secretary Li Fei is staying, in Hong Kong September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

China's reaction hints at new world order

As Beijing squashes Hong Kong's hopes for universal suffrage, Professor Willy Lam believes that this sets the stage for Beijing's long-term goal of playing a substantial role in international policy.  Video 

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Pakistan protesters vow to stay put as prime minister chairs marathon parliament session

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan vow to continue their campaign as Prime Minister Sharif chairs a joint session of parliament. Rough cut. No reporter narration