A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

'Jihadi John' linked to failed London bombers

LONDON - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.  Full Article 

Americans say keep politics out of the Fed 2:04am EST

WASHINGTON - Most Americans don't know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.

Former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov (R) and Madina, daughter of exiled dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, attend a news conference at a lawyer's office in Paris, October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Peaceful Russian transition unlikely: Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice said in an interview.   Full Article 

Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

How Jeb Bush's big bet on Florida may hurt him

JUPITER, Florida - As Jeb Bush leads possible Republican candidates in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency, the mixed results of his economic policy as governor of Florida illustrate problems he could face in explaining his own record.   Full Article 

A worker welds at a construction site in Yiliang, Yunnan province, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Stimulus swells as China eases, India spends

SYDNEY - The tide of global stimulus is swelling as China cut interest rates and India launched an expansionary budget over the weekend.   Full Article 

FBI Director James Comey takes a question at a news conference in the FBI office in Boston, Massachusetts, November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Why militants will always get through: money

When it comes to tracking militants, tapping cellphones is not enough. It requires a round-the-clock, 24/7 effort that saps money, resources and institutional manpower.  Commentary