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G20 Skips Toughest Tasks, Offers Little Proof That World Is Safe From Next Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL (By Alex Richardson and David Ljunggren) - G20 leaders closed ranks on Friday and agreed to a watered-down commitment to watch out for dangerous...

Obama's Chance to Lead on Trade

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama is in Seoul today for what promises to be a contentious meeting of the world's leading economic powers. He probably won't mollify Chin...

Ratko Mladic, Europe's Most Wanted War Fugitive, Sought In Serbia

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian authorities conducted another unsuccessful hunt for Europe's most-wanted war crimes fugitive Tuesday, pledging to mee...

Privacy Peace Talks

Christopher Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Wolf

While the US lacks a comprehensive across-the-board privacy law like that in the EU and Israel, our framework of shared lawmaking authority and targeted enforcement has led to better privacy protection than ever.

Guillermo Farinas, Cuban Dissident, Awarded EU Human Rights Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose 1...

Russia Considers Proposal To Join U.S. Missile Shield For Europe

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DEAUVILLE, France — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday his country is considering a proposal to help develop a U.S.-led anti-missile...

China's Cheating Outed by Other Poor Countries

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The artificially low Yuan is forcing emerging economies to competitively devalue their currencies and impose damaging protectionist measures. World Bank chief Zoellick knows where this leads -- to a Great Depression.

French Pass Law To Strip Foreign-Born Criminals Of Nationality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French lawmakers passed a controversial new bill that will strip criminals born in other countries of their French nationality if convicted of carryin...

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Tourists In Europe

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

State Department notice issued Sunday about the potential for terrorists attacks in Europe. The alert expires Jan. 11: The State Department alerts U....

Terror Warning In Europe? U.S. Weighs Travel Alert For Tourists Abroad

AP | MATTHEW LEE and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will warn U.S. citizens to be vigilant as they travel in Europe, providing updated guidance prompted by al...

EU Launches Legal Action Against France Over Roma Gypsies

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union decided Wednesday to take legal action against France over its expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, to poorer EU nation...

EU Proposes New Rules On 'Wild West' Trading

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have contributed to the glob...

France Gypsy Expulsions A 'Disgrace,' Says EU

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — France's deportations of Gypsies are "a disgrace" and probably break EU law, the European Union's executive body declared Tuesday in ...

EU Suggests New Offshore Drilling Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — The European Union's top energy official is suggesting a ban on any new deepwater oil and gas exploration projects. The United State...

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

EU Condemns 'Barbaric' Plan To Stone Woman, Iran Scoffs At Concerns

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The international crossfire over Iran's stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery intensified Tuesday with a top Europea...

Rich Countries Need 17 MILLION Jobs

AP | By EMMA VANDORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Nouriel Roubini: Greece's Best Option Is To Default | Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

t is time to recognise that Greece is not just suffering from a liquidity crisis; it is facing an insolvency crisis too. Rating agencies have started ...

Is "Old Europe" The Best Economic Model?

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High taxes, heavy regulation, powerful unions and a big welfare state are turnoffs for pretty much any true blue (and especially red) American, but th...

Deregulation, the Forsaken Panacea for Climate Change

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

America is stuck. Yet deregulation, a concept all but renounced by the country a decade back in the wake of California's energy crisis, holds the potential to unlock the gates to climatic heaven.

Dubai Camel Milk Producers Hope To Export 'Camelicious' Brand

BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The camels know the drill by heart. Just after dawn, they file on their own -- always in groups of 12 -- into met...

U.S. Tells Israel That Iran Nuke 'Dash' Could Take A Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have convinced Israel that Iran needs at least a year to develop a nuclear weapon, dimming prospects of an Israeli s...

We're Screwed, Not Even in the Right Game

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

We simply don't get it in the USA and EU. The Chinese eat our lunch while we busy ourselves in silly ideological Left vs. Right fights over control of Washington, Westminster and Brussels.

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Berlusconi Faces Uncertain Political Future

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Silvio Berlusconi has survived corruption charges, a sex scandal and a nasty public divorce, but a break with a key ally could spell the begi...