SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces have killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels as they close in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia has launched army drills near the border, raising fears its troops will go in. Full Article | Video
LONDON - Gains in AstraZeneca driven by bid speculation helped propel FTSE 100 to six-week highs on Thursday, with analysts seeing scope for more gains on the index after it moved above its recent range.
PERTH/MELBOURNE - Authorities rule out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and the missing Malaysian jetliner as a tropical cyclone again threatens to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. Full Article
April 24 - High jumpers wowed audiences at an Iowa mall in a bid to promote the Drake Relays, one of the most famous track and field events in the U.S. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Foreign capital inflows are supporting a housing bubble in London, and have helped push up sterling - even though the UK’s trade position is almost dire. An unbalanced economy is getting worse. As pre-crisis emerging markets learned, this is a problem with no easy solution. Commentary
Family is a big part of destiny, even when opportunities are supposed to be equal. Since children tend to take after their parents, the elite tend to be self-perpetuating, and poor kids will tend to become poor adults. Still, there are ways to soften the injustices of birth. Commentary
The sacking of China Resources’ chairman will worry other state company bosses. But shareholders in Chinese groups have less to fear from government crackdowns on powerful individuals than the culture of treating outside investors as an afterthought. This remains unaddressed. Commentary
Reuters Breakingviews ponders the rumours that GE is in talks to buy Alstom and says the timing couldn’t be worse for the French government, politically and economically. Video
DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - In an uprising whose calling cards are the Kalashnikov and the black balaclava, Denis Pushilin and Vyacheslav Ponomaryov have become the unmasked faces of the pro-Russian separatist movement, but many see the pair as mere fronts for brains behind the scenes. Full Article
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