Members of the Ukrainian armed forces and armoured personnel carriers are seen preparing to move as they pull back from Debaltseve region, near Artemivsk February 26, 2015. Ukraine's military reported no combat casualties at the front for a second straight day on Thursday, a sign that a ceasefire deal has held at last after rebels initially ignored it to launch one of the biggest battles of the war last week.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT) - RTR4R97A

Back to the Cold War

BEIJING - Western powers should consider Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat said in an unusually frank display of support for Moscow's position.  Full Article 

U.S. economy slows in fourth quarter, but growth outlook still favorable 9:09am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett bites into an ice cream during a trade show at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Is Buffett cooling on America?

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." This year he could write something quite different.  Full Article 

Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, MD, February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

First I beat unions, next I'll beat ISIS: Walker

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Potential Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker told grassroots conservatives that his battle with labor unions as Wisconsin's governor had given him the mettle needed to take on militant groups like Islamic State.  Full Article 

A police officer is silhouetted against the Apple logo in Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York January 13, 2015.      REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Victorious patent firm drags Apple to court again

Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple, a Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.  Full Article 

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gestures to attendants as she stands in front of Vice President Amado Boudou (2nd R) during a ceremony at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Conspiracy case against president dismissed

BUENOS AIRES - There is no evidence that President Cristina Fernandez tried to whitewash Iran's purported involvement in a deadly 1994 bombing, an Argentine judge told Reuters after dismissing the case.  Full Article 



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"Our allies no longer trust us" - Rubio to CPAC

Sen. Marco Rubio targets "Obama/Clinton" foreign policy, telling CPAC "Our allies no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).