U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the armed services farewell in honor of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia, January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Tax proposed on U.S. companies' foreign earnings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 19 percent tax on U.S. companies future foreign earnings and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion of profits being held offshore.  Full Article 

Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail 2:54pm EST

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video

A worker pushes a snow plough to clear a path during blizzard conditions in Chicago, Illinois, February 1, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young

Major snowstorm hits Chicago

KANSAS CITY - A major winter storm swept through parts of the Midwest, dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in Chicago area before tracking toward New England, a region still reeling from a powerful blizzard that struck only days ago.  Full Article 

Mount Sinai Hospital is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Charities refuse money from Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK - Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men.  Full Article 

A researcher examines a slide. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

How precision medicine may save your life

Precision medicine revolves around understanding the specific genetic changes that underlie such diseases as cancer, diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Drugs tailored to address the changes are likely to be more effective.  Commentary 

A worker arranges steel structures at a construction site of an office building in Hanoi January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Kham

'Zombies' haunt Vietnam's trade bonanza bid

HO CHI MINH CITY/HANOI - Small enterprises are a vital link in Vietnam's aspirations to become a global manufacturing dynamo as the country gears up to sign a slew of international trade deals, but many of these firms are uncompetitive, poorly managed and sunken by debt.  Full Article 

Opera singer Ana Maria Martinez laughs during a visit with students at Lake View High School in Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Opera strives to strike a chord with U.S. youth

CHICAGO - Many teens are learning about opera for the first time thanks to one of many national outreach programs aimed at turning kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.  Full Article 

Al Jazeera to continue to push for justice for other jailed journalists

Al Jazeera celebrates the release of its journalist Peter Greste from a Cairo jail, but remains deeply concerned about the fate of two other journalists jailed with him. Mana Rabiee reports.