U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) formally announces his candidacy for president during an event in Louisville, Kentucky, in this file photo taken on April 7, 2015. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Republican hopefuls clash on foreign policy

NASHUA, N.H. - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the Senate floor to the campaign trail in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to be a flash point in the 2016 election.  Full Article 

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State 8:32pm EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video

Finance Ministers and bank governors gather for a group photo of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) governors, during the IMF and World Bank's 2015 Annual Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

IMF nations warn of risks to global economy

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's member nations warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects."  Full Article 

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a signing ceremony with Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (not pictured) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Feng Li/Pool

Slowing economy won’t alter Xi’s ‘China Dream’

No one, including President Xi Jinping, knows if China can manage the economic problems ahead of it. What Xi does know, and what is an increasing feature of his rule, is that China will do it his way, which is not, read NOT, the Western way.  Commentary 

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after an European Union leaders summit in Brussels February 12, 2015.       REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Greece scrapes bottom of barrel to stay afloat

ATHENS - Greece will need to tap all the remaining cash reserves across its public sector -- a total of 2 billion euros ($2.16 billion) -- to pay civil service wages and pensions at the end of the month, according to finance ministry officials.  Full Article 

Jim Hart from New York feeds the birds in Battery Park in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Decoding lump-sum pension offers

CHICAGO - If you are due a pension from a former employer, there is a good chance you were or soon will be offered a lump-sum payment in exchange for giving up that guaranteed monthly check for life. Should you take it?  Full Article 

Millions expected to view Turin Shroud in rare display

The Shroud of Turin, the linen some Christians believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is to go on display in a rare exposition that is expected to attract millions of visitors. Pavithra George reports.