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The European Commission has found that four international banks, RBS, UBS, JP Morgan and Crédit Suisse, operated a cartel on bid-ask spreads of Swiss franc interest rate derivatives in the European Economic Area (EEA). The Commission imposed fines worth a total of EUR32,355,000 on these banks. RBS...

The US Department of State has designated Khan Said, the leader of a splinter group of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and Al Qaeda's Ramzi Mawafi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. U.S. persons are prohibited...

Greg-Roberts-102114.jpg With just two weeks left before Election Day, the Kansas Senate race between Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and independent candidate Greg Orman seems likely to come down to the wire. The results of a new Monmouth University Poll showed that the race between Roberts and Orman is tied among likely Kansas voters.

ExistingHomeSales-102114.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Tuesday, with sales bouncing back to their highest level in a year.

OscarPistorius-102114.jpg South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison over the killing of his girlfriend and model Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, who found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide last month, delivered the verdict at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend all bilateral series against the West Indies following the latter's withdrawal from a cricket tour of India at half-way last week. BCCI said it will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation...

The United States has strongly urged the DR Congo Government to reverse its decision to expel the top UN human rights official in the country The Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the DR Congo was asked to leave the country because of a report the UNJHRO released...

The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco "epidemic" and save millions of lives, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

A US commander and more than 30 of his troops have departed Senegal to Liberia for joining hundreds of US service members already engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, according to a Pentagon press release issued Monday. The group of 30 US military personnel, including Marines, airmen,...

The European Union on Monday welcomed the recent release of some 80 prisoners, including four pro-democracy activists, by the government of Azerbaijan under an amnesty granted by President Ilham Aliyev. Media reports indicated earlier that eighty-four prisoners have been released under the amnesty...

Rally_20Oct14.jpg President Barack Obama was back in his hometown of Chicago on Monday to participate in the first day of early voting in the state of Illinois. Obama indicated at an event Sunday night that he intended to vote to re-elect Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

TedCruz-102014.jpg While Republicans have largely tried to frame the upcoming midterm elections as a referendum on President Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has joined the few offering guidance on what the GOP will do if it manages to retake control of the Senate.

U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria on Sunday and Monday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting and mortar positions, a vehicle, and a stray resupply bundle from a U.S. airdrop of Kurdish...

U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near ISIL-held Syrian town of Kobani Sunday night to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Air Force C-130 aircraft deployed to the...

In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services, and as an added prudent measure to ensure the United States is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the nation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered his Northern Command...