An iPhone 6 phone is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple iPhone sales top expectations, but China lags

Apple's quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market.  Full Article 

Shares and dollar wilt before Fed test, Apple outperforms 7:55pm EST

SYDNEY - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters

Army says no decision made on Bergdahl

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army denied that a decision had been made to bring desertion charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009.  Full Article 

A man stands in falling snow on West 42nd street in Times Square in New York, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New York spared brunt of snowstorm

BOSTON/NEW YORK - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Full Article 

A woman reacts while sitting near a man, taking cover with a blanket, at a hospital in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Rebels say government forces pushed back

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian separatists said they had pushed government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold in Donetsk.  Full Article 

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on "President Obama's 2015 Trade Policy Agenda" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Pacific trade pact moves closer

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers that he hopes to wrap up an ambitious Pacific trade pact within months as he urged Congress to back the administration's trade agenda.  Full Article 

Auschwitz: 70 Years On


For Holocaust survivors, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is a time of loss and sadness.  Video 

Examining the death of a Russian spy

A public inquiry into the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko opens with the coroner saying the issues surrounding his death are of the "utmost gravity". Deborah Lutterbeck reports.