A man, who according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Alexander Alexandrov and is one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Caught in Ukraine, shunned by Moscow

KIEV - Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev are pawns in the deepest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine accuses the Russians of terrorism. Russia won't acknowledge they're soldiers.  Full Article 

U.S. economy likely shrank in first quarter, but fundamentals strong 6:47am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly.

Former Representative J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) listens as U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Former House Speaker Hastert indicted

CHICAGO - Former House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct.   Full Article 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Blatter expected to win FIFA re-election

ZURICH - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body.  Full Article 

A Filipino soldier patrols the shore of Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, in this May 11, 2015 file photo.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo

China has placed mobile artillery on island: U.S.

SINGAPORE - The United States said that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea.   Full Article 

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gives a speech during a lunch as part an official welcoming ceremony for Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the National Palace in Mexico City February 12, 2015.REUTERS/Henry Ro.

Mexican president misrepresented finances

VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents reviewed by Reuters show.  Full Article 

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Australia's troubled search for MH370

Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean.