Britain sets out plans to give Wales greater powers, including to issue bonds and control fracking licences, in a further step to dismantle its centralised system of government. Full Article
KIEV - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds. | Video
BEIRUT - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.
LONDON - Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend in more than six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone in the bank's recovery after it was bailed out during the financial crisis. | Video
WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a moderate increase in business inventories and a wider trade deficit, but strong domestic demand brightened the outlook.
HONG KONG - Incoming Standard Chartered Chief Executive Bill Winters will need to take tough decisions that predecessor Peter Sands deemed unnecessary, in order to reverse a two-year slump in the bank's fortunes, according to some insiders and bankers.
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's government will purge spies it no longer trusts from the state intelligence agency as part of a major overhaul of the security body, sources familiar with embattled President Cristina Fernandez's thinking said. | Video
A 14-year-old girl hospitalized with cystic fibrosis in Santiago has posted a video message on Facebook asking President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia. Mana Rabiee reports.
Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry. Full Article