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  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Wounded U.S. veterans and family members of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq sued five European banks on Monday, seeking to hold them responsible for shootings and roadside bombings because they allegedly processed Iranian money that paid for the attacks. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, by lawyers with expertise in...

  • *Ukraine ceasefire under threat with heaviest shelling in a month. *Oil prices to move sideways until OPEC meeting- analyst. SINGAPORE, Nov 10- Brent crude rose towards $84 a barrel on Monday, climbing for a second straight session amid heightened military activity in Ukraine and as chaos in Libya again threatened disruptions to the country's oil output and...

  • *Ukraine ceasefire under threat with heaviest shelling in a month. *Oil prices to move sideways until OPEC meeting- analyst. SINGAPORE, Nov 10- Brent crude rose towards $84 a barrel on Monday, climbing for a second straight session amid heightened military activity in Ukraine and as chaos in Libya again threatened disruptions to the country's oil output and...

  • Wall Street offers veterans a foot in the door Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    People browse booths at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, Calif., October 3, 2014.

    Wall Street recruiters aim to hire military veterans in a bid to help them adapt to civilian life.

  • Duty, honor, technology—the new West Point way Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    The nation's top military academy may be an unusual place to find a technology start-up, but that's exactly what's happening at West Point.

  • Kerry: US, Russia to exchange info on Ukraine crisis Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that the U.S. and Russia agreed to discuss the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border.

  • Ukraine's hryvnia currency hits all-time low Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    KIEV, Nov 7- Ukraine's hryvnia closed at a historic low against the dollar on Friday, after the central bank reined in its support for the currency and tensions mounted in rebel-held separatist regions. Ukraine's military also accused Russia of sending a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the east to support the pro-Russian separatists fighting...

  • *Ukraine accuses Russia of sending column of tanks across border. The Ukrainian military accused Russia of sending 32 tanks and truckloads of troops across the border, which if true would signal an end to the lull in violence between the two countries. "There's not been a single supply disruption from the Ukraine situation in the past four, five months, though this...

  • NATO says more Russian troops along Ukraine border Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    A Russian armored personnel carrier, photographed in February 2014

    NATO has seen an increase in Russian troops and equipment along the Ukraine border, a NATO military officer said on Friday.

  • Five thousand rouble notes.

    The Russian central bank said it was prepared to support the ruble in foreign exchange markets after it tumbled to new lows on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- The U.S. Air Force is studying ways to meet its August 2016 target for declaring the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet ready for use in combat, despite an unexpected shortage of mechanics, a top Air Force general said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Stephen Hoog, assistant vice chief of staff of the Air Force, confirmed that the timeline was...

  • *Ties between Russia and West tense over Ukraine. The probe into Gennady Timchenko, a co-founder of the Gunvor trading house who is also under sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, is likely to increase tension between Moscow and the West in their worst standoff since the Cold War. Timchenko was among the first Russians to face sanctions imposed following...

  • Russian troops closer to Ukraine border: NATO chief Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia has moved troops closer to the border with Ukraine and continues to support rebels in the country's east, NATO's chief said on Tuesday, after an election held by the pro-Russian separatists and condemned by Kiev and Western leaders.

  • IBSHAR, Egypt, Nov 5- At Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, families are emptying their homes- lugging mattresses and furniture onto waiting vans as soldiers look on from armoured cars. The operation's resulting no-mans-land- a security buffer 13.5 km-long and 500 metres deep- will provide greater visibility and, Egypt hopes, deter any future passage of arms from...

  • *Insurgent leaders win rebel votes in east Ukraine. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of his security chiefs for Tuesday to discuss new ways of dealing with the separatist challenge in the east after rebel elections that were denounced by Kiev and the West. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia...

  • *Russia says vote gives rebels right to speak to Kiev. DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of a breakaway republic on Monday after weekend elections which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia encouraged,...

  • *Russia says vote gives rebels right to speak to Kiev. DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of their breakaway republic on Monday after a weekend election which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. The rogue vote, which Kiev says Russia...

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatist Alexander Zakharchenko has easily won an election for leadership of a breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine, the vote's organisers said on Monday. Sunday's vote, the climax of a six-month separatist rebellion in Ukraine's industrialised east, took place in defiance of Kiev's pro-Western authorities and was...

  • Quid pro quo for China, US on Islamic State? Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 1:43 AM ET
    Smoke rising from the Syrian border town of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) following the US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State targets near the Turkish-Syrian border crossing on October 28, 2014

    When the U.S. and China discuss Islamic State later this month, the most likely outcome is less criticism of each other's anti-terrorism steps.

  • Protests batter Hong Kong police reputation, morale Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 | 11:45 PM ET
    Policemen stand guard on a street in Mong Kok on October 22, 2014 in Hong Kong,

    Hong Kong police face a quagmire as they obey orders to clear protest sites, allow them to stay put, push back demonstrators and protect them from attack.