U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

How the U.S. made its problem with Putin worse

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK - Washington's relationship with Vladimir Putin reflects a dynamic that has persisted through 14 years and the current crisis in Ukraine: U.S. actions, some intentional and some not, sparking an overreaction from an aggrieved Putin.  Full Article 

Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post 18 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.

A member from the South Korean Navy's SSU (Ship Salvage Unit) dives into the sea near the sunken passenger ship Sewol during a rescue operation in the sea off Jindo April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - Relatives of some of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead as a rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.  Full Article | Video 

A woman pauses in front of a makeshift memorial for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier on campus in Cambridge April 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

The week that changed Boston

A year after twin bombings shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Reuters has compiled a look back at an event that altered the city forever.   Video 

Apple's then Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs holds the new " iPad" during the launch of Apple's new tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kimberly White

In no-hire accords trial, evidence on Steve Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document.  Full Article 

A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Munich Oktoberfest in this September 21, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files

Glass half empty for Germany's beer industry

FREISING, Germany - A slump in consumption of more than a third in the last 25 years has hit Germany, Europe's biggest beer producer, triggering intense competition and price discounting.  Full Article 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary 

Neal Gabler

America: The anecdotal nation

When anecdotes and facts compete in America, the anecdotes usually wind up winning. This can be worrisome when it comes to communicating public policy.  Commentary 

Keith Koffler

Liberals are winning the language war

Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naive enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas?  Commentary 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. As ever, the weak spot is politics.  Commentary