WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved. More »Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people. More »Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said. More »Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues in the first quarter of the year. More »Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro
BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has rebounded after dipping amid fears about the possible economic impact of the crisis in Ukraine. More »German business confidence rebounds in April