Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert

A peace plan for the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine, negotiated in Minsk between Ukraine and Russian Federation by Germany and France some 18-month ago, has stalled for months. "Fantasies are only another pretext for the next military threats toward Ukraine", he said. Two residents living on the Russian-controlled side of the Crimea-Ukraine frontier told AFP there had been an unexplained build-up of Russian military hardware in the area over the past few weeks.

EU regulators to investigate Dow, DuPont $130 bln merger

The Commission has 90 working days, until December 20, to work on Phase II and release a decision. Dow and DuPont announced last December that they meant to merge and create the world's biggest chemical and materials group, valued at $130 billion (116.4 billion euros).

3 dead in Madeira Islands as wildfire spreads into capital

Elsewhere in Europe, forest fires raged in Spain's northwestern Galicia region near Portugal and in parts of France's Mediterranean coast on Thursday, with the worst in nearly two decades burning around Marseille. Portuguese police said a man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire . Fires began in the hills around Funchal late on Monday but 24 hours later worsened dramatically, fanned by strong winds.

UEFA Super Cup 2016: Real Madrid vs Sevilla, Preview, Prediction & Predicted Lineup

UEFA Super Cup 2016: Real Madrid vs Sevilla, Preview, Prediction & Predicted Lineup

The strained relationship between James and the Real Madrid coaching staff has been well publicized over the summer months with the Colombian captain linked with a host of European clubs, the latest being Arsenal. Vitolo lured Ramos into an ill-advised challenge as he cut inside into the penalty area and Serbian referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot, handing Konoplyanka - who had been on the pitch for less than five minutes - the chance to calmly send Casilla the wrong way.

Disney tops earnings estimates, acquires streaming stake

Disney also continued to profit from its earlier release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens . "I think it was a good quarter - it is a quarter you can look at and assume that the company is in extremely healthy shape", he said. As per sources, value of the deal stands at $1 billion. The company serves 7.5 million paid subscribers. The first initiative will be an ESPN-branded channel that will not draw on the linear service's content but will carry additional Major League Baseball and NHL ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks opening higher on Wall Street

We are encouraged by the performance of juniors and young men's as we enter the Back-to-School season. Analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix had on average forecast a 1.7 percent drop. Kohl's ended the quarter with significantly lower inventory per store compared with previous year. The company ended the quarter with long-term debt of $2.79 billion, flat sequentially.