Ukrainian Orthodox believers light candles inside a church during Easter in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Gun attack shakes Easter truce in Ukraine

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, testing an already fragile international accord.  Full Article 

Abdullah leads in Afghan election but short of majority 9:15am EDT

KABUL - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the race to become Afghanistan's next president, according to the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday, but is short of an outright majority.

Swiss guards stand to attention before the arrival of Pope Francis to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, hunger

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, denounced the 'immense wastefulness' in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.  Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

NEW YORK - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust.  Full Article 

A family member of missing passengers who were on the ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo cries next to a a temporary morgue at a port where family members of missing passengers gather in Jindo April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Prosecutors extend ferry captain's detention

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew by 10 days as they try to determine the cause of the accident.  Full Article | Video 

A Palestinian family sits inside their makeshift house during power cuts in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Gazans plagued by poverty, isolation

GAZA - Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a crippling Egyptian one, Gaza's economic growth has evaporated. Many families struggle to stay afloat, living on U.N. handouts of rice, flour, canned meat and sunflower oil.  Full Article 

Ukraine gunfight shakes truce

Apr. 20 - At least two dead after gunfire erupted near a makeshift pro-Russian separatist checkpoint in eastern Ukraine. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

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