A man talks on the phone inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai November 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

BEIJING - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, sources say.  Full Article 


Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails 7:46am GMT

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video

A clock displays 9 pm at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof main railway station in Berlin October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal

Countdown to missed opportunity for EU

PARIS - When European Union leaders meet next month under new management, they have a chance to launch a joint assault on economic stagnation and high unemployment. All the signs are that they are set to fall short.  Full Article 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a news conference after the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Maximov/Pool

Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin blames the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and says Moscow will not allow itself to become isolated behind another "Iron Curtain".  Full Article | Related Story 

A person wearing a balaclava is silhouetted as he poses with a laptop in front of a screen projected with the word 'cyber' and binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Computer spying malware uncovered

An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 has been used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software maker Symantec says.  Full Article 

International Space Station (ISS) crew Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy attends a sending-off ceremony before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-15 M spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool

Multi-national crew reaches space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut.  Full Article 

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates with his team after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Hamilton savours his greatest day

ABU DHABI - Lewis Hamilton declares Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship.  Full Article 

Memorial for slain Philippines journalists

Journalists in the Philippines remember the 32 colleagues allegedly murdered by a powerful Muslim political clan in 2009. Paul Chapman reports.

Waseem Iqbal poses for a photograph in Birmingham, central England November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Birmingham, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are planning a trip to the Middle East to bring food packages for Syrian refugees.  Full Article