Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Friendship and warnings, Netanyahu pushes agenda

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against President Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress.   Full Article 

Wall St. pulls back from record levels 9:32am EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from record highs a day after the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.

Huawei Chief Executive Richard Yu presents the Huawei Watch during a news conference in Barcelona March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

China's Huawei takes its tech stateside

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING - Two years after legislators branded it a national security threat, China's Huawei Technologies is planning to win over U.S. consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices.   Video | Full Article 

A Shi'ite fighter gestures during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province March 2, 2015.REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraq tries to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit on the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants.  Full Article 

U.S. Navy Adm Timothy Keating (L), commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, greets China's General Guo Boxiong at the Ba Yi Building in Beijing January 14, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

China investigates second top officer for graft

BEIJING - China is investigating a second former top military officer on suspicion of corruption, two independent sources told Reuters, as President Xi Jinping widens his campaign against deep-rooted graft in the country.  Full Article 

The logo of insurgent group Boko Haram is seen on the cracked windshield of an armored vehicle which Chadian military say they destroyed in battle in Gambaru, February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

Boko Haram releases beheading video

ABUJA - Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.  Full Article 

Rough Cut
Iran talks resume in Swiss town of Montreux

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resume talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).