President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) talk as they have coffee and tea together in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Obama announces nuclear breakthrough on India trip

NEW DELHI - In a glow of bonhomie, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.  Full Article 

Greece's Syriza set to sweep election in anti-austerity triumph 12:27pm EST

ATHENS - Greece's leftwing Syriza looked set for a comfortable victory over the ruling conservatives, an exit poll showed, with a chance of winning a full majority to face down international creditors and roll back years of painful austerity measures. | Video

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

All eyes on Fed after ECB fires bazooka

PARIS - After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watched as closely as ever this week to see that it doesn't stray from its own policy path.  Full Article 

Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic drive a tank on the outskirts of Donetsk, Jan. 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ceasefire has become a farce

On the issue of Ukraine, even the most well-intentioned diplomat cannot bridge the gulf between what the Kremlin says and what it does.  Commentary 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo in this January 25, 2015 photo by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan condemns Islamic State execution

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding.  Full Article | Video 

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

East Coast on alert for blizzards

A winter storm expected to dump hefty amounts of snow bore down on a wide swath of the East Coast, prompting a blizzard warning stretching from New Hampshire to Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said.  Full Article 

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie waves after speaking at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Presidential candidates compete for support

DES MOINES - Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.  Full Article 

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is lifted into the air after the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

LA's lure for the NFL: Mirage or 'must do?'

LOS ANGELES - Like a shimmering desert mirage, the prospect of a National Football League team returning to the Los Angeles area has tantalized fans for two decades without coming to fruition.  Full Article 

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Greece votes on whether to dump austerity, take on lenders

Greeks begin voting in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. Justin Mitchell reports.

UFO hunter: Wearing a hat shaped like a alien space craft, Jim Muyres, of Madison Lake, Minn., video tapes the arcade outside of the international UFO convention in Roswell, the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947. ake/DIGITAL/Photo by J.

Of UFOs, tinfoil hats and travel

From teachable homepages to induction cookers--some highlights from the week that was.   Full Article