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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

 
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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  

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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  

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Serena Williams, Djokovic into U.S. Open quarters 3:31pm EDT 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later allowed herself a self-deprecating celebration after beating Kaia Kanepi to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday.  Full Article  

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Gainsbourg reprises Deneuve daughter role in 'Three Hearts' 2:00pm EDT 

VENICE (Reuters) - Charlotte Gainsbourg says the most exciting thing about her role in the French romantic comedy "3 Coeurs" (Three Hearts), shown in Venice, was the chance to once again play Catherine Deneuve's daughter, a role she had in her debut film when she was 12.  Full Article  

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EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal 1:47pm EDT 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.  Full Article