Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

01 Sep 2014

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video

Asian stocks fall, ECB uncertainty continues to pummel euro

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TOKYO - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a U.S. holiday robbed markets of momentum, while the euro hit a fresh one-year low on uncertainty over the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.

A general view of pipes from Latvijas Gaze's underground gas storage facility in Incukalns August 12, 2014.   REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Europe drafts emergency energy plan

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source tells Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis.  Full Article 

Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi'ite militia fighters from the south of Iraq and Kurdish peshmerga forces walk with their weapons as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Merkel defends German arming of Kurds

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends her government's taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament that the group poses a major security threat to Germany and Europe.  Full Article 

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange August 29, 2014.      REUTERS/Remote/Stringer

Passive funds a threat for fund managers

Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.  Full Article 

The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in Basel October 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

'Most exciting ever' Novartis heart drug

BARCELONA - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.  Full Article 

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Czech car firm mobilises the disabled

Czech engineers want to expand production of 'Elbee', their vehicle designed for disabled persons in wheelchairs to increase their mobility and maximise their independence. Elly Park reports.  Video 

Colombia's Radamel Falcao Garcia reacts after missing a chance to score against Venezuela during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Puerto Ordaz March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Falcao not the solution for United's defence

With most Manchester United fans praying for much-needed defensive reinforcements, manager Louis van Gaal makes a surprise deadline-day swoop for flamboyant Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.  Full Article | Related Story