LONDON - The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.
KIEV - Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two strongholds. Full Article
TOKYO - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism. Full Article
SEATTLE - Microsoft reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong dollar. Full Article
NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain. Full Article
Japan says it will work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist as well as a Jordanian pilot, who are both being held by Islamic State militants. Yiming Woo reports.