Fed missed rate-hike opportunity: Gross

NEW YORK - Bond guru Bill Gross said the Federal Reserve may have missed their window of opportunity to hike rates and normalizing them now could create "self-inflicted financial instability."

Markets on edge as policymakers flex muscles 5:52am EDT

LONDON - Fresh government intervention to support China's jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a stock market sell-off on Wednesday as oil resumed its fall.

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015.  REUTERS/TIMA

Nuclear deal backers near votes for Congress

WASHINGTON - Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact.  Full Article 

A man waves an LGBT equality rainbow flag at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Clerk defies high court over gay marriage

Kentucky county clerk cited "God's authority" in rejecting requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples, deepening a legal standoff now two months old.   Full Article | Video 

A boy rides his bicycle past a stadium being built by a Turkish company in Baghdad's Habibiya district September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq

BAGHDAD/ANKARA - Gunmen in military uniform seized 18 Turkish workers from a sports stadium they were building in northeastern Baghdad, their company said.  Full Article 

Cubans rush to the beach ahead of anticipated U.S. tourism surge

Domestic tourism increases in Cuba as residents flock to the country's sandy resort towns as they anticipate the possible end of a U.S. travel ban to the island which could lead to a surge in prices. Pavithra George reports.

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