Train wagons are seen on the destroyed railway bridge which collapsed during the fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk city, August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro Russia separatists enter Ukraine

KIEV - Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said.   Full Article 

Asia stocks steady as rally fades, euro clings to gains 1:28am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares held steady after pulling back from a 6-1/2 year high as the recent rally in risk assets petered out for now, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13-month lows.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address at the company's  "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft's Nadella to visit China amid probe

BEIJING - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.  Full Article 

A bitcoin sticker is seen in the window of Locali Conscious Convenience store, where one of Southern California's first two bitcoin-to-cash ATMs began operating today, in Venice, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bitcoin shows staying power

NEW YORK - Bitcoin is catching on at online merchants including and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.  Full Article 


Syrian army attacked on multiple fronts

Two competing rebel groups, including Islamic State, have been attacking Syrian forces, with IS reportedly seizing control of the Golan Heights crossing and a military base.  Video 

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) attends the first television debate at the Bandeirantes TV studio in Sao Paulo August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Silva's silver lining with investors

RIO DE JANEIRO - Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.  Full Article 

Released Syrian hostage thankful for world's support

After two years of captivity in Syria, American writer Peter Theo Curtis has thanked all the "brave, determined and big-hearted people" who helped coordinate his release. Mana Rabiee reports.

A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Pratt/Handout

Anatomy of an airstrike

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen