A suspected victim of human trafficking prays at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Feeding Asia's slave trade

PHANG NGA Thailand - Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes.  Full Article 

Boeing, Dow Chemical among biggest premarket movers 8:24am EDT

NEW YORK - Boeing Co and Dow Chemical were among the biggest movers of Wednesday's premarket session, with both stocks higher in the wake of strong results.

Ben Bradlee (L), a former Washington Post executive editor and Bob Woodward, a former Washington Post reporter have a discussion about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California April 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Former Washington Post editor Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died at age 93.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters watch formal talks between student protest leaders and government officials on a video screen near the government headquarters in Hong Kong October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protests to continue after talks fail

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.  Full Article 

Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Marissa Mayer parries investor attacks

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar.  Full Article 

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014.REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

North Korea cites Obama requests about Fowle

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained in the country, taking into consideration "repeated requests" of President Barack Obama.  Full Article | Related Story 

Ambulances arrive to transport people injured in a suicide bombing in the centre of Ramadi, western Anbar province, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Ali al-Mashhadani

Iraq's Anbar a key battleground with ISIS

BAGHDAD - Radical jihadists have long been engulfing a strategically vital target: Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.   Full Article | Video 

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Breakingviews: Get a grip Merkel

Germany is flirting with a recession that may usher in a new era of feeble growth, says Breakingviews Olaf Storbeck.