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 contracts in first quarter; dollar hits corporate profits 9:27am EDT

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

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 | Slideshow 

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 

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 

Security gaps feared if Patriot Act expires

Unless Congress acts Sunday, the NSA's vast program collecting Americans' calling data will expire, sparking worries among security officials with domestic terror threats on the rise.