BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina deposited a $161 million
bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on
Tuesday, the Economy Ministry said, defying a U.S. judge who held
it in contempt a day earlier for taking illegal steps to meet its
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy
protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday,
stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of
what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before
Chinese National Day.
(Reuters) - EBay Inc plans next year to spin off PayPal, its
fast-growing payments business, giving in to activist investor Carl
Icahn's argument for a leaner company better equipped to compete in
the competitive mobile payments market.
ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish
forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages
from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring
gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes
and the Iraqi army advanced from the south.
KABUL (Reuters) - Officials from Afghanistan and the United
States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow
American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year,
filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday
they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law
enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting separatist and
"terrorist" groups in the east of the country.
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union has accused
Ireland of giving Apple Inc. state aid by letting the iPhone maker
shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax, in
return for maintaining jobs.