SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. | Video
LONDON - The head of a British government agency that hands out billions of pounds of loans to local authorities has resigned after failing to reveal he was bankrupt, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday.
KABUL - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. | Video
WASHINGTON - Australia will decide in a few days whether to alter or scale back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but will consult all countries involved on any changes, Australia's ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. | Video
BEIJING - Premium auto maker BMW unveiled a luxury concept sedan in Beijing on Sunday, to gauge customer appetite for a car that would cost more than German manufacturer's current flagship 7 series limousine.
April 20 - To climb or not --- sherpas ponder whether to move forward with the climbing season as they offer prayers for the 13 people killed on Everest. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme. Paying workers in their employer’s paper makes no sense. The share price has too little to do with corporate performance, and the work of any single employee has little effect on the share price. Commentary
Credit Suisse's private banking arm is pulling in more money. But an 11 percent year-on-year dip in quarterly investment banking revenue suggests the Swiss bank's other main engine isn’t motoring. Paring back further in fixed income would be one way to get things moving. Commentary
The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. More can be done to maintain momentum, especially rooting out vested interests. As ever, the weak spot is politics. Commentary
While the Americans were funding and fixing the world economy, the Europeans decided to belatedly address their under-regulated banking and financial sectors and reform their overly generous labour laws and welfare arrangements funded by high public borrowing they wrongly blamed for the Great Recession. Commentary
When the Saharan dust hit London earlier this month, just as with the smog of the 1950s and of Dickens’s day, the cloud of dust particles was dense enough that less sunlight made it through to ground level. While forecasts and public warnings for such events exist, the experience demonstrated that they need to be related more precisely to health impacts. Commentary
Stock market gains in the next few years are likely to be driven by very different companies than the leaders of the past five years. The bad news for investors is that these leadership rotations generally coincide with temporary market setbacks, since the old leaders tend to retreat faster than the laggards advance. Commentary
EU leaders blame Russia for the takeover of Ukrainian cities by separatists. But they’re wavering over imposing more sanctions. Breakingviews says this will only increase the final price to be paid. Video
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources say. Full Article
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