More than 95% of Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine and rejoin Russia, according to preliminary results, in a referendum that raises the stakes in the most acute East-West confrontation since the Cold War.
Strange alliances have cropped up since armed militants overtook the city of Fallujah early this year and placed it under the control of the city's Sunni majority. That majority may hate al Qaeda and its rigid theocratic mores—but they despise Nouri Al Maliki, the Shiite prime minister, even more.
Alibaba and Weibo, two of China's biggest Internet companies, are moving to cash in on the red-hot U.S. market for new issues. Alibaba could seek to raise $15 billion, while Weibo filed for a $500 million offering.
China Internet behemothsAlibaba and Weibo are preparing for IPOs in the U.S., with Alibaba poised to raise more than $15 billion. A1GoDaddy is preparing for an IPO, with shares of the Internet-domain company potentially trading in the second half of this year. B3
The investigation intothe missing Malaysia Airlines jet has uncovered strong indications someone may have intentionally changed its course and tried to mask its whereabouts. A1• The international hunt for the plane widened after new information that it was still flying hours after it blinked off the radar. A7
Talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over this weekend's Crimea secession referendum broke down after five hours, as Western leaders warned sanctions against Russia loomed.
The investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 sharpened its focus on sabotage amid indications one or more people on the plane deliberately changed its course and tried to mask the jet's location.
Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom (pictured) got a smidge of recompense Friday when the International Olympic Committee announced it would award him the silver medal his teammates received in Sochi even though he tested positive for excessive levels of pseudoephedrine during the Games.
The number of times golfer John Daly has recorded a score of 10 or higher on a hole on the PGA Tour. On Friday, Daly shot a 12 on the par-4 16th hole at Innisbrook at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. Daly shot a 90 for the round.