KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane. | Video
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution. | Video
- An unidentified gunman opened fire inside an Ohio nightclub early on Sunday, killing three people including an off-duty police officer, authorities said.
LONDON - The Bank of England may appoint a judge, academic or senior financial industry executive to run an independent inquiry into its actions in relation to allegations it allowed manipulation of the foreign exchange market, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
HILLA, Iraq - A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 45 people and wounded 157 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources said.
LONDON - Britain's Co-operative Group is set to pay up to 3.66 million pounds in pay and benefits to its chief executive this year and hike the salaries of other senior executives, the Observer newspaper reported on Sunday.
March 9 - Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia leave the Vatican for a Lenten spiritual retreat held outside the city state for the first time in living memory. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The Swiss Bank Employees Association has told an uncomfortable truth: it was “generally known” that for many years some of their employers profited from customers’ “tax evasion.” That is incontestable, as many of the banks’ managers concede. But the practice, supposedly now ended, raises an important question about ethics and business. Commentary
Angela Merkel’s visit to London has been viewed as a snub to David Cameron’s aim to reform the EU. But it depends on what one means by reform. If he focuses on completing the single market, extending free trade, cutting red tape and boosting the City, the prize is achievable. Commentary
The courage of Ukrainian citizens must be met with generosity from the West in the form of open markets, visa-free travel and help in reforming a broken system. But Westerners must do it in a way that empowers Ukrainian citizens. Commentary
As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, boardrooms and senior management teams worldwide are now talking about the problems of doing business in conflict zones. These regions test the boundaries of risk tolerance. Commentary
China's possible first bond default has prompted comparisons with Bear Stearns' failure. It’s tempting for investors to seek parallels with 2008. If the analogy fits at all, it’s only because it reminds the Chinese authorities which mistakes to avoid. Commentary
It is hard-nosed realism, born of Angela Merkel's own experience growing up in a Soviet garrison town in East Germany and reinforced over a turbulent 14-year relationship with Putin, that has earned her respect in the Kremlin and thrust her into the potentially risky role of chief mediator in the Ukraine crisis. Full Article
Western governments wondering what Russian President Putin wants should focus on what he doesn't want, and Crimea is only a pawn in his Ukrainian game, says Breakingviews. Video
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