British manufacturing growth hit a seven-month high in February, according to a survey which adds to signs that Britain's economy started 2015 on a strong footing. Full Article
ATHENS - Greece has alternative ways to cover its funding needs for March, a finance ministry official told Reuters on Monday, without specifying the options at hand.
The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner after seven years of financial and economic crisis and that its perilous internal imbalances may be starting to diminish. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, says in an interview. Full Article
CANBERRA - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister says, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks. Full Article
SEOUL/BARCELONA - South Korea's Samsung Electronics unveils its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Video | Full Article
United States Secretary of State John Kerry accuses the U.N.'s Human Rights Council of being obsessed with Israel, and urges the body to look into abuses in eastern Ukraine.