A gunman poses with Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun on his head after being taken hostage in his office in a court house in Istanbul March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Halkin Sesi TV/Handout via Reuters

Turkish prosecutor held at gunpoint, forces called in

ISTANBUL - A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building.  Full Article 

Wall St retreats but indexes set for quarterly gain 1:31pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, but major indexes remained on track for first-quarter gains and the S&P 500 was set for its ninth straight quarterly rise.

(From L to R) Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Nuclear negotiators scramble as clock ticks

With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.  Full Article | Video 

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters hold an Islamist State flag, which they pulled down in Tikrit, March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Islamic State driven out of central Tikrit: PM

TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's home town continued.  Full Article 

A cow peers out from behind a fence in a file photo. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

This drug may be in your lunch

If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. But if you eat meat in the United States, buyer beware.  Commentary 

An ambulance leaves the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Prisoner who fled Virginia hospital captured

WASHINGTON - An armed prisoner who fled a suburban Washington hospital with a guard's gun was recaptured in the U.S. capital after a nine-hour manhunt, police said.  Full Article 

United States one dollar bills are inspected under a magnifying glass during production at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington November 14, 2014.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Cablevision to Daily News: Would you take $1?

Cablevision may offer to buy the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, an indication of just how bad the local newspaper business is.  Full Article 

Wider Image: Cleaning up shipbreaking

A worker uses a cutting torch on a large block cut from a vessel at the Galloo ship recycling plant in Ghent March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union plans to impose strict new rules on how companies scrap old tankers and cruise liners. But the practice in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan will still be hard to stop.  Wider Image 

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Breakingviews: Congress puckers up to small banks

Antony Currie and Daniel Indiviglio discuss a new bill that would exempt thousands of lenders from some capital rules – and explain why politics, not business logic, is behind it.