U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington March 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama seeks freeze of Iran nuclear activity

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, President Obama told Reuters.   Full Article | Video 

Strong German retail sales keep European shares near seven-year highs 3:59am EST

LONDON - European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program.

A visitor holds flowers and a book "Confessions of the Rebel" by Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov while waiting to attend a memorial service before the funeral of Nemtsov in Moscow, March 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Putin critic Nemtsov mourned in Russia

MOSCOW - Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Full Article 

A customer (L) makes a purchase at an Express store during Black Friday sales in New York, November 29, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New card technology won't fix security issues

CHICAGO - New card technology will require consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. But despite a hefty price tag, the shift will address only a narrow range of security issues.  Full Article 

The logo of insurgent group Boko Haram is seen on the cracked windshield of an armored vehicle which Chadian military say they destroyed in battle in Gambaru, February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

Boko Haram releases beheading video

ABUJA - Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.  Full Article 

audi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (L) arrives with his uncle King Salman (R) to greet U.S. President Barack Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Oil remains central to change in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.  Full Article 

Mourners pay respects to Boris Nemtstov

Mourners view an open casket of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was murdered last week near the Kremlin. Julie Noce reports.