Jeb Bush smiles while being interviewed  at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeb Bush's biotech push may haunt him

JUPITER, Florida - A biotechnology gamble that has yet to pay off in Florida may stain Jeb Bush's economic record and his promotion of “real conservative success."   Full Article 

Europe shares hold at seven-year highs, China rate cut lifts Asia 4:41am EST

LONDON - European shares clung to seven-year highs on Monday, lifted by merger activity in the telecoms sector, while Asian stocks edged up after China cut interest rates at the weekend.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a military outpost on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights over looking the Israel-Syria border February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Kerry defends Israel, Netanyahu critiques Iran

GENEVA - Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran.   Full Article 

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett throws a newspaper during a competition at a trade show, at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Who will succeed Warren Buffett?

NEW YORK - Speculation has been mounting among Berkshire investors as to who will succeed the 84-year-old Buffett. It seems Ajit Jain and and Greg Abel are the front-runners.  Full Article 

Former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov (R) and Madina, daughter of exiled dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, attend a news conference at a lawyer's office in Paris, October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Peaceful Russian transition unlikely: Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice said in an interview.   Full Article 

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters chant slogans as they gather at Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad March 1, 2015.REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraq launches attacks on Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.  Full Article 

Rough Cut
Lavrov calls Nemtsov murder a 'heinous crime'

The Russian foreign minister tells the U.N. Human Rights Council the Nemtsov murder is a "heinous crime" and that President Putin is ensuring control of the investigation.