LONDON - State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside pound sterling400 million ($639 million, 509 million euros) to settle allegations of price-rigging in foreign exchange markets, it said Friday.
Myanmar President Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi Friday, as US President Barack Obama called for "inclusive and credible" elections in the country next year.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze.
AUSTIN - World championship leader Lewis Hamilton will bid to divert attention from Formula One's looming financial crisis by seeking his fifth consecutive race win at this weekend's United States Grand Prix.
The United States and Australia said Friday they were ending sanctions against Fiji following elections in the Pacific island nation last month that ended eight years of military rule.
JERUSALEM - Israel shut the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Thursday then promised to reopen it, after clashes in east Jerusalem where police killed a Palestinian accused of trying to murder a hardline rabbi.
WASHINGTON - Apple's Tim Cook has become the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom.
LONDON - Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age.
TOKYO - Japan will announce Friday that its public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- will double the amount of equities it holds in its investment portfolio, reports said, as it seeks out higher returns to cope with an ageing population.
LOS ANGELES - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.
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