Ford plans to hire 11,000 workers in U.S. and Asia in 2014 The new Chongqing Assembly Plant will increase the company's production capacity in China by 300,000 units next year.
European Commission rewards Armenia with €25 mln to promote reforms Additional funding will help bring forward the national agenda for fight against corruption and reform of the civil service.
Many civilians feared dead as rebels capture town near Damascus The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the names of 19 civilians killed by hard-liners.
UN inspectors confirm use of chemical weapons in Syria conflict The inspectors' mandate barred them from identifying whether the govt. or opposition fighters were responsible for any of the attacks.