Bond rout rattles all assets
European equities struggled to stop the rot after a rout on Tuesday, as soaring bond yields dampened any relief from a growing consensus that the damaging threat of deflation across the continent may be disappearing. A broad bounce in commodities saw oil and copper prices rise to their highest levels so far this year.
Engineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
France: Lubitz tried controlled descent on previous flightPARIS (AP) ? The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.
King's changes make Saudi policy less predictable
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing constraints on the monarch and making the conservative kingdom's strategic positions less predictable. The world's top oil exporter has always prized stability, developing policies slowly and altering them rarely, partly because of the need to balance rivalries among ruling family members and their conflicting interests. Since inheriting the throne from his brother in January, King Salman has embarked on a war in neighboring Yemen, restructured the oil sector and shaken up domestic governance, including the line of succession.
Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko HaramLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? The military says Nigerian troops have rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as they continued to attack and destroy the extremists' camps in a forest stronghold.
Facebook's Sandberg speaks at husband's memorial
Many of the tech world's top executives filled a 1,700-seat auditorium at Stanford University to commemorate David Goldberg, chief executive of SurveyMonkey. "We had 11 truly joyful years of the deepest love, happiest marriage, and truest partnership that I could imagine," Sandberg posted on Facebook. On their way out, guests were offered Minnesota Vikings baseball caps as a reminder of the Minneapolis-born Goldberg's lighthearted nature and love of sports, according to a person who attended the service and who declined to be identified.
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Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years
MUMBAI, India (AP) ? One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.
Iran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fineTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis