| Apr 3, 2009
This week, President Obama found out how much harder it is to sell economic stimulus packages in Europe than it is in Washington.
Obama went to the Group of 20 summit in London hoping to persuade leaders of the world's biggest economies to boost...
| Apr 5, 2009
GM and the G-20 dominated the editorial cartoon-versation this week, and not all of it was gee-whiz G-rated. Mike Lester's Barack brake-chucker broke me up. Steve Kelley kicked the tires, then tirelessly kicked the government's showroom-floor confidence...
| Apr 4, 2009
"They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
| Apr 8, 2009
Nationalizing U.S. banks might not make sense unless the federal personnel hired to run them could be paid well and shielded from political pressure in Washington, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said Tuesday.
"Who is going to run them?" Rubin...
| Apr 10, 2009
South Korea is close to finalizing what officials here call a hard-won free-trade agreement with the European Union that would do away with most tariffs on trade between the two entities.
Now Seoul is setting its sights on Washington, trying to rescue an...
| Apr 12, 2009
When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
| Dec 5, 2009
Caleb Siemon peered into the gaping glow of the furnace and, with a few careful turns of his blowpipe, deftly gathered a fist-sized blob of molten glass, just as he has thousands of times. His hands, as leathered and cracked as a sunbaked saddle from 10...
| Jun 26, 2010
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend.
Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well.
| Mar 28, 2009
by Mark Silva The world doesn't have the United States to kick around anymore - or at least, to us, that's what it would appear that Vice President Joe Biden was saying in Chile today.-- with Biden suggesting that the......
| Mar 30, 2009
by Frank James Because President Barack Obama gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown such a lame gift when the British head of government visited the White House a few weeks back -- a boxed DVD set of classic American movies......