Ukrainian security force officers are deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine troops kill five

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook 12:03pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.

A woman attends a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol and to wish for the safe return of missing passengers, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Tied together in love and death

SEOUL - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart.  Full Article | Slideshow: Families mourn 

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

iPhone beats iCahn

Breakingviews columnists discuss Apple’s quarterly results and why they’d prefer to see CEO Tim Cook unveil new products rather than financial tweaks like those demanded by Carl Icahn.  Video 

TGV trains (high speed train) are parked at a SNCF depot station in Charenton-le-Pont near Paris June 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Would France really let go of TGV?

Reuters Breakingviews discusses the rumors that GE is in talks to buy Alstom and says the timing couldn't be worse for the French government, politically and economically.  Video 

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool

Israel suspends talks after Palestinian unity bid

JERUSALEM - Israel halted U.S.-sponsored peace negotiations with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.  Full Article 

American child molester believed to have had victims worldwide

April 24 - The FBI is seeking information on victims of an admitted American paedophile who taught in overseas schools throughout his career. The suspect killed himself last month. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary