Military trucks travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region August 28, 2014. A Reuters reporter saw on Thursday a column of armoured vehicles and dust-covered troops, one of them with an injured face, driving through the Russian steppe just across the border from a part of Ukraine which Kiev says is occupied by Russian troops. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

KIEV - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Russian forces have entered his country and the military conflict is worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.  Full Article | Video 

IMF board likely to back Lagarde during French probe - sources 28 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said. | Video

Member of Parliament (MP) Douglas Carswell reacts to reporters questions in central London August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Cameron suffers blow as MP defects to UKIP

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a setback when MP Douglas Carswell unexpectedly defected to the UKIP, saying he doubted Cameron's desire to reform the European Union.  Full Article 

The Scottish saltire flag (L) and Union flag fly outside the Scottish Office, in central London August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Cameron makes case for unified Britain

GLASGOW - A split in Scotland's business elite over independence widened, with supporters of secession arguing the economic benefits of going it alone after a rival group had sung the praises of staying in the United Kingdom.  Full Article 

A member of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) rides atop an armoured vehicle near the Quneitra border crossing on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Militants seize 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS - A group of 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward holds up a document during a press briefing on WHO's strategy to combat Ebola, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000, WHO says

GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.  Full Article 

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to France's President Francois Hollande as they arrive for a family photo after a ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I, in Ypres, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine

BERLIN - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France.  Full Article 

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) and team mate Jordan Henderson celebrate scoring a goal against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Liverpool land Real in Champions league draw

MONACO - Liverpool will face current champions Real Madrid, FC Basel and debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria following the draw for the group stage of the Champions league.  Full Article 

JPMorgan probes possible security breach

JPMorgan Chase, America's largest bank, is investigating whether its computer systems were hacked in what could be the latest sign corporate America is failing to keep up with global security threats. Conway G. Gittens reports.