Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko watches cadets as they march during Knowledge Day celebrations in Kiev, September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine accuses Russia of "open aggression"

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accuses Russia of "direct and open aggression" which he says has radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists.  Full Article | Video 

Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV 10:38am BST

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. | Video

The Union Flag flies next to the European Flag outside the European Commission building in central London May 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall

UK businesses in favour of new deal with EU

More than half of UK businesses are in favour of re-negotiating their relationship with the European Union, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.  Full Article 

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has make-up applied at the debate over Scottish independence at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow August 25, 2014. REUTERS/David Cheskin/Pool

Salmond dismisses claim of sinister tactics

Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond dismisses an accusation that grassroots supporters used "organised street mobbery" to try to silence street debates hosted by an opposition MP.  Full Article 

An employee guides a crane as it transports a roll of steel sheet, at a factory in Handan, Hebei province August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

China factory slowdown ripples through region

SYDNEY - Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, stoking speculation that further policy easing will be needed to prevent the economy from stumbling once more.  Full Article | Video 

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds a weapon while another holds a flag in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State fighters begin to blend in

BAQIRTA, Iraq/WASHINGTON - The way the Islamic State is adapting shows the scale of problems ahead for President Barack Obama, the Pentagon and U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces, as they struggle to reclaim ground from the Sunni militants.  Full Article 

Israeli women walk in a Jewish settlement known as 'Gevaot' in the Etzion settlement bloc, near Bethlehem August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel claims West Bank land

JERUSALEM - Israel announces a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group terms the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.  Full Article 

Monaco's Radamel Falcao (L) celebrates after scoring against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Beaujoire in Nantes, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Monaco striker Falcao set for Man United loan

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will join Manchester United on a season long loan, a source close to the deal tell Reuters.  Full Article | Related Story