U.S. urges legal reforms abroad to stop IS recruits

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State.

Euro on shaky ground as ECB easing talk mounts, stocks up 4:46am EST

LONDON The euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares gained on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week grows.


Lagging behind Clinton in 2016 bid, Sanders boosts staff, spending

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is boosting the size of his campaign staff and increasing state budgets in his challenge against the frontrunner for the party's nomination, Hillary Clinton.


FanDuel, DraftKings fight threatened shutdown in New York

NEW YORK Daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel urged a New York judge on Wednesday to spare them from a potentially crippling shutdown in one of their top markets by ruling that their contests do not constitute illegal gambling. | Video


Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in U.S. class action suit

NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.


Mud from Brazil dam burst is toxic, U.N. says

RIO DE JANEIRO Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations' human rights agency said on Wednesday.

Revealed: The Greek shipping myth

The Greek shipping industry has long argued it is so important to the economy it deserves tax breaks. But if Greece measured shipping the way other countries do, the industry would be much smaller. Former Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou says it's cause for concern. Tom Bergin reports.

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