A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/STRINGER

Iran seeks concessions for help with Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the U.S. and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange.  Full Article | Related Story 

Asian shares slip, dollar pulls away from highs 5:29am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares skidded on Monday as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent gains.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker"BABA" in New York September 19, 2014.      REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Alibaba IPO ranks as world's biggest

HONG KONG - Alibaba Group's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest at $25 billion, after the e-commerce giant and some of its shareholders sold additional shares.  Full Article 

Traders sit at their desks at IG Index in London September 9, 2014.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Scotland relief gives way to stagnation worries

BRUSSELS - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.  Full Article 

A Massachusetts Water Resources Authority wind turbine turns in front of a 1951 megawatt fossil fuel power plant in Charlestown, Massachusetts September 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Rockefellers to announce fossil fuel divestment

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments.  Full Article 

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files

GM recalls cars over parking brake fire risk

WASHINGTON - U.S. car manufacturer General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.  Full Article 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Ferry disaster weighs on S. Korean president

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's detached and wary leadership style, which analysts say seems rooted in her own tragic past in which her father, and mother were assassinated, has been a handicap in healing a polarized nation.  Full Article 

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Thousands take part in climate change demos

Hundreds of thousands of climate change protesters take to the streets in cities around the world ahead of United Nations meeting later this week. Julie Noce reports.