WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.
ATHENS - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors by halting privatization plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. Full Article
New footage shows Kurdish fighters on the streets of Kobani, celebrating victory after driving Islamic State fighters out of the contested Syrian town. Pavithra George reports.