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UAE: Standard Chartered liable to legal action

Banking group Standard Chartered is liable to legal action in the United Arab Emirates after it agreed to close some customers’ UAE accounts in an anti-money laundering settlement with U.S. regulators, the UAE central bank said Thursday.

Bank of America settles mortgage probes

Bank of America Corp. has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

Time to wake up

The one-year anniversary of a chemical weapons strike near Damascus, which killed hundreds of civilians and is widely blamed on the Syrian regime, is a good time to take stock of the sagging fortunes of Syria’s anti-regime opposition.

Time to wake up

The one-year anniversary of a chemical weapons strike near Damascus, which killed hundreds of civilians and is widely blamed on the Syrian regime, is a good time to take stock of the sagging fortunes of Syria’s anti-regime opposition.

In Aspen, a near consensus on Russia emerges

At the public kickoff of a discussion in Aspen, Colorado, about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

Indian army immunity a recipe for disaster

On July 11, 2004, in the northeast Indian state of Manipur, Assam Rifles soldiers handed over a memo to arrest 32-year-old Thangjam Manorama Devi, “a suspected insurgent, explosives expert and hard core member” of the banned People’s Liberation Army.

Balotelli on brink of shock Liverpool move

Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, media in England and Italy reported Thursday, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker.

Balotelli on brink of shock Liverpool move

Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, media in England and Italy reported Thursday, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker.

Le Mans winner Lotterer replaces Kobayashi

Three-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

Boisterous Ballmer rallies Clipper fans

A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a “hard core” NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.