NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a
federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for
fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that
resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that
Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow
rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a
five-month-old separatist war.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Militants fighting the Syrian army
have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan
Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is
working to secure their release, the United Nations said on
(Reuters) - A group of people caught up in unrest in
Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager,
sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations
through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters executed scores of
Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in
the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted
on You Tube on Thursday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's
president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful
leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more
authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's finance minister waded into the
country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an
opposition victory in the October election could push the economy
into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling
GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa
could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the
U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international
effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome