Nation & world

  1. In a Cold War echo, Obama strategy writes off Putin


    WASHINGTON — Even as the crisis in Ukraine continues to defy easy resolution, President Barack Obama and his national security team are looking beyond the immediate conflict to forge a new long-term approach to Russia that applies an updated version of the Cold War strategy of containment.

    President Obama has concluded that even if there is a resolution to the current standoff over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, he will never have a constructive relationship with Vladimir Putin, White House aides say.
  2. Pilot of South Korean ferry lacked experience, prosecutors say


    JINDO, South Korea — A 26-year-old third mate was navigating a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said Saturday, as rescuers raced to find any survivors among the 256 missing passengers, many of them believed to have been trapped …

    Relatives of missing ferry passengers scuffle with police Saturday as they try to go to the presi­dential house in Jindo, an island near the ferry wreckage. Ten more bodies were found today.
  3. Iranian official tells of nuclear plant redesign



    Iranian official tells of nuclear plant redesign

  4. 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche


    KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides on the world's highest peak.

    The mother of Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, waits for his body in Katmandu, Nepal, on Saturday.
  5. New passwords for health website urged


    WASHINGTON — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.