Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko gestures in Kiev August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Merkel keen to find 'path to peace' over Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine - German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew in to the Ukrainian capital and said she wanted to help end a crisis over Ukraine which flared again after Russia sent a convoy of trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's permission.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting 9:14am EDT

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after a major assault on a Sunni mosque heightened sectarian tensions.

A view of what witnesses said was an explosion caused by an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ezz Zanon

Palestinian president seeks resumption of talks

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an urgent resumption of peace talks as violence continued unabated in the Gaza Strip.  Full Article 

Relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster react during a minute's silence during a repatriation ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex of KLIA airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Bodies of MH17 victims return to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black as they observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed over Ukraine.  Full Article 


Hoverbike aims to take aviation to a new level

UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-maneuvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for aerial vehicles.  Video 

Protestors march down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Black councilman keeps low profile in Ferguson

FERGUSON Missouri - In many ways Dwayne James, the only black councilman in a predominantly black town, is a beacon of hope in Ferguson. However, he has maintained a public silence while the town was rocked by racially charged riots.  Full Article 

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. launched dramatic midnight rescue in Syria

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - The U.S. military incursion into the heart of Islamic State territory near the Syrian city of Raqqa , made on U.S. Independence Day, ended in disappointment when the soldiers failed to find journalist James Foley or other U.S. hostages.  Full Article 

A picture illustration shows a 100 Dollar banknote laying on one Dollar banknotes, taken in Warsaw, January 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kacsper Pempel

Breakingviews: Modern bad economic ideas

Jeffrey Goldfarb and Martin Hutchinson discuss some of the dubious notions on wealth, money supply and regulation that have grown out of the Great Recession.  Video 

First trucks from aid convoy to Ukraine cross back into Russia

Part of Russian convoy returns after igniting a storm of anger in Western capitals a day earlier by driving into Ukraine without the permission of the government in Kiev. Sarah Toms reports.