Vessels involved in salvage operations are seen near the upturned South Korean Sewol ferry in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Captain of stricken ferry may not have been on bridge

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea - South Korea's coastguard denied that divers had entered a capsized ferry and investigators focused on the role of the captain and the crew of the ship.  Full Article | Video 

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism 17 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. | Video

Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez gestures as he attends a dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City in this April 16, 2009 file photo.  REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/Files

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

MEXICO CITY - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday.  Video | Full Article 

People surround a man who was injured during pro-Russian protests near a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol, April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

GENEVA/MOSCOW - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.  Full Article | Video 

A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abdullah

Syria submits 'detailed' list of chemical weapons

BEIRUT/THE HAGUE - Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said.  Full Article 

Protesters place a sign on a bridge near the Bureau of Land Management 's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

After Nevada ranch stand-off, militias in focus

After federal officials backed down in the face of armed opposition to an attempt to confiscate a Nevada rancher's cattle, members of militia groups are already talking about where else they can exercise their defiance.  Full Article 

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman (L) participates in a conversation-style interview with Economic Club of Washington President David Rubenstein in Washington September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Wall Street relief

Breakingviews editors explain why Morgan Stanley's CEO can breathe easier, and they discuss first-quarter highlights now that Goldman and other banking peers have reported.  Video 

A fluorescent microscope image shows human embryonic stem cells in this photo taken at Stanford University and released by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March 9, 2009.  REUTERS/Michael Longaker/Stanford University School of Medicine/California Institute for Regenerative Medicine/Handout

Scientists clone stem cells from adults

NEW YORK - Scientists have moved closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.  Full Article 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary 

Neal Gabler

America: The anecdotal nation

When anecdotes and facts compete in America, the anecdotes usually wind up winning. This can be worrisome when it comes to communicating public policy.  Commentary 

Keith Koffler

Liberals are winning the language war

Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naive enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas?  Commentary 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. As ever, the weak spot is politics.  Commentary