Residents of Tabqa city and Islamic State militants tour the streets in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State executed soldiers at Syria base

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants executed Syrian soldiers after capturing an air base in northeast Syria this weekend, according to pictures posted on the Internet.   Full Article 

ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks buoyant 4:09am EDT

LONDON - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.

Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Gaza ceasefire holding, focus turns to long term

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held as Prime Minister Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged.  Full Article | Video 

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett reacts at the trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Buffett puts opportunity ahead of patriotism

NEW YORK -Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons – complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada – might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.  Full Article 

Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Doug Ducey smiles after voting, as he stands alongside his family, in the Paradise Valley section of Phoenix, Arizona August 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Samantha Sais

Ducey claims win in Republican primary

PHOENIX - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration.  Full Article 

Visitors walk past the Qualcomm stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU probe

BRUSSELS - Qualcomm, the world's No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European investigation related to a four-year-old complaint from a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, according to people familiar with the matter.   Full Article 

A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

U.S., Chinese officials to meet after jet intercept

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane.  Full Article 

 A statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, stands near Sputnik in the first gallery of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. REUTERS/Jason Fields

A Red Star fades as Ukraine rises

Not long ago, Russia didn’t need to paint its military convoys a pale white to cross international boundaries.   Commentary