U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

How the U.S. made its problem with Putin worse

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK - Washington's relationship with Vladimir Putin reflects a dynamic that has persisted through 14 years and the current crisis in Ukraine: U.S. actions, some intentional and some not, sparking an overreaction from an aggrieved Putin.  Full Article 

Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post 4:53pm EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.

A woman pauses in front of a makeshift memorial for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier on campus in Cambridge April 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

The week that changed Boston

A year after twin bombings shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Reuters has compiled a look back at an event that altered the city forever.   Video 

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship "Sewol" which sank, during their rescue operation in the sea off Jindo, April 17, 2014.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Video captures ferry chaos

Video taken shows life-jacketed passengers aboard capsizing South Korean ferry being told not to move.  Video 

Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the wind with Everest base camp seen in the background, in this May 3, 2011 file photograph. REUTERS/Laurence Tan/Files

At least 12 killed in Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a tourism ministry official said.  Full Article 

Eric Parker from central Idaho stands watch on a bridge with his weapon as protesters gather by the Bureau of Land Management's base camp, where cattle that were seized from rancher Cliven Bundy are being held, 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 

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 

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 

Distraught families of missing South Korean ferry passengers await news

April 18 - Distraught family members of ferry passengers urge authorities to find their loved ones, as the search continues for 268 people still missing. Mana Rabiee reports.

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