Civil war threat in Ukraine

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists hoisted the Russian flag on Ukrainian army vehicles in eastern Ukraine, mocking the Kiev government's attempt to reassert control.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

A woman walks past as customers use ATMs at a Bank of America banking center in New York's financial district January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Litigation expenses hammer Bank of America

Bank of America posted a first-quarter loss as it set aside an extra $6 billion to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the bank has announced recently.  Full Article 

Mock Bitcoins are displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting crackdown

SHANGHAI - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations.  Full Article 

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during an inauguration ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An election race between flawed rivals

SAO PAULO - With nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election. But her two main rivals have big, potentially fatal flaws of their own.  Full Article 

A worker walks next to a digger at a construction site in central Beijing April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China economic growth slows

BEIJING - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.  Full Article 

Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy?s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, April 14, 2014 in this handout picture released by the U.S. Navy.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Handout via Reuters

Search for missing jet cut short again

PERTH, Australia - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said.  Full Article 

In the Boardroom: Women win in Renzi’s corporate rejig

April 16 - Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has appointed 500 board members and senior management to over 70 state-controlled companies. Boardroom expert Lucy Marcus examines what impact it will have.

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 

Ian Bremmer

Alibaba, Weibo and China's growth

For Chinese tech companies to thrive in the world's most populous country, economic reforms must continue.  Commentary 

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