BEIRUT - Islamic State militants executed Syrian soldiers after capturing an air base in northeast Syria this weekend, according to pictures posted on the Internet. Full Article
LONDON - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.
GAZA/JERUSALEM - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held as Prime Minister Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged. Full Article | Video
NEW YORK -Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons – complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada – might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism. Full Article
PHOENIX - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration. Full Article
WASHINGTON - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane. Full Article