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 

U.S. factory activity expands in August at fastest pace since April 2010: Markit 9:49am EDT

NEW YORK, Sept 2 - - The U.S. manufacturing industry expanded in August while employment in the sector grew at its fastest pace since March of last year, an industry report showed on Tuesday.

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 

Children play dominoes on a street in Havana, September 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

HAVANA - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.  Full Article 

A rent sign is seen in Riverhead, New York, March 22, 2012.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

NEW YORK - Investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.  Full Article 

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

Lawrence contacts FBI over nude photos

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 reports Apple iCloud accounts were hacked to get the photos.  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