Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address at the company's  "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft's Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe

BEIJING - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.  Full Article 

Asia stocks steady as rally fades, euro clings to gains 1:28am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares held steady after pulling back from a 6-1/2 year high as the recent rally in risk assets petered out for now, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13-month lows.


Accusations mar Ukraine, Russia talks

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border, as hopes quickly faded that talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.  Video | Full Article 


Syrian army attacked on multiple fronts

Two competing rebel groups, including Islamic State, have been attacking Syrian forces, with IS reportedly seizing control of the Golan Heights crossing and a military base.  Video 

A Palestinian family leaves a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians, as they make their way home after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged.  Full Article | Video 

A portrait of the Snapchat logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Breakingviews: Is Snapchat all talk?

Rob Cyran and Reynolds Holding discuss why the photo messaging service's whopping $10 billion valuation has a lot more to do with dreams than economics.  Video 

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) attends the first television debate at the Bandeirantes TV studio in Sao Paulo August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Silva's silver lining with investors

RIO DE JANEIRO - Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.  Full Article 

Released Syrian hostage thankful for world's support

After two years of captivity in Syria, American writer Peter Theo Curtis has thanked all the "brave, determined and big-hearted people" who helped coordinate his release. Mana Rabiee reports.

A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Pratt/Handout

Anatomy of an airstrike

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen