Displaced Sunni women fleeing the violence in Ramadi, carry bags as they walk on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State faces renewed battle for Ramadi

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries increased efforts to retake the western Iraqi city.  Full Article 

Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view 8:25am EDT

LONDON - European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

A car used as a taxi drives through the streets of Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

MIAMI - The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.  Full Article 

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Nobel laureate John Nash killed in car crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said.  Full Article | Video 

An employee works at a Shuangwei factory in Putian, Fujian province, China, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.  Full Article 

An employee wipes the surface of a car on display at a Honda dealer in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Medical billing mistakes can erode your credit

NEW YORK - When Saideh Browne had an emergency appendectomy in the summer of 2012, she had no idea it would raise the cost of a car loan three years later. Like many consumers, she got caught in an endless loop of indecipherable paperwork.  Full Article 

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Interview training for Hong Kong toddlers

Hong Kong's parents send their toddlers to interview classes, in a bid to beat fierce competition for a seat in a good kindergarten. Yiming Woo reports.

A Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Opinion: A second election needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not only needs to eat his words, but also to call a new election.   Commentary