A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/STRINGER

Iran seeks concessions for help with Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the U.S. and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange.  Full Article | Related Story 

Asian shares slip, dollar pulls away from highs 5:29am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares skidded on Monday as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent gains.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose with an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down after capturing Mount Batnaya, near Zummar September 20, 2014.

Kurds halt Islamic State advance in Syria

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish city near the border with Turkey, a spokesman said.   Full Article 

A Massachusetts Water Resources Authority wind turbine turns in front of a 1951 megawatt fossil fuel power plant in Charlestown, Massachusetts September 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Rockefellers to announce fossil fuel divestment

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments.  Full Article 

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files

GM recalls cars over parking brake fire risk

WASHINGTON - U.S. car manufacturer General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.  Full Article 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Ferry disaster weighs on S. Korean president

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's detached and wary leadership style, which analysts say seems rooted in her own tragic past in which her father, and mother were assassinated, has been a handicap in healing a polarized nation.  Full Article 

Kabul celebrates president-elect Ashraf Ghani

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect after signing a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election. Jillian Kitchener reports.