By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 1:40 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
By Ilya Arkhipov and Torrey Clark, Bloomberg News
April 17, 2014 11:19 a.m.
MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor under asylum in Russia, made a rare appearance Thursday, asking President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the United States.
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:16 a.m.
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7 p.m.
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it’s time to stop hiding from the president’s health care overhaul, even in this year’s toughest Senate elections.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 4:33 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.