Archive for August 26th, 2014

Celebrations underway after Israel-Hamas deal

August 26, 2014
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory.
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Obama likely to hit ISIL in Syria without Congress’s OK

August 26, 2014
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What do Syrian President Bashar Assad and the U.S. Congress have in common? President Obama is unlikely to ask either for a formal green light to expand the American air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.
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Global stocks gain on ECB stimulus hopes, U.S. economic data

August 26, 2014
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By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) – Worldwide stock indexes rose on Tuesday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong U.S. data on durable goods and consumer confidence underpinned U.S shares.
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S&P 500 ends above 2,000 for first time

August 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 to its first close above the 2,000 mark after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.
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Just before presidents meet, Ukraine captures Russian troops within borders

August 26, 2014
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A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues.
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Welcome to King Horton’s!

August 26, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.
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U.S. home prices fall in June: S&P/Case-Shiller

August 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. single-family home prices fell in June and disappointed expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
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Futures point to flat Wall St. open; S&P 500 near record

August 26, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to very slight gains at the open on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500 index above 2,000 for the first time.
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US warns of ‘significant’ Ukraine escalation ahead of key meeting

August 26, 2014
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Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The United States has warned of a “significant escalation” in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, after Kiev announced the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers ahead of a key meeting Tuesday between the estranged countries’ leaders.
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AP source: Obama backs surveillance over Syria

August 26, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, two U.S. officials said late Monday, a move that could pave the way for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets.
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