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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

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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

Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

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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.

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Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote - latest count

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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.

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On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

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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

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Australia sees 'regroup' on Malaysian plane search in a few days

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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

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Mercedes, BMW chase ultra rich clients with new high end cars

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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.

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

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 

Dominic Elliott

Credit Suisse still firing on one cylinder

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 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

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 

Nicholas Wapshott

The EU-U.S. love-hate relationship

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 

Julian Hunt and Amy Stidworthy

How cities can help protect citizens from air pollution

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 

Anatole Kaletsky

Behind Wall Street's anxiety

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