Mon 1 Sep 2014 | 17:01 EDT

Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town 3:18pm EDT

AMERLI Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militiamen paraded through Amerli on Monday, a day after breaking the two-month siege of the northern town by Sunni Islamist militants.  Full Article

NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises 1:38pm EDT 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.  Full Article  

U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue 8:20am EDT 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.  Full Article