BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a potential U.S.-Russia deal to allow Syrian rebels to safely leave Aleppo was still on the agenda, but that no talks were planned between the two countries for now. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Russian and U.S. experts were in contact about Syria, but said he was not aware of any talks being planned at a higher level. "As regards the exit of rebels ... there was a proposal for an exit and the theme has been previously discussed, and this question is (still) on the agenda," said Peskov.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian military source said Israeli rockets hit around the Mezzeh military airport near the Syrian capital Damascus at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The source said the ground-to-ground rockets caused a fire but no injuries. The Israeli military did not comment on the report. (Reporting by Lisa Barrington in Beirut and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; Editing by Catherine Evans)