| Mar 18, 2011
| 10:49 AM
A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday, but an Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said it has found...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The World Bank on Monday issued a report saying the damage from Japan's earthquake and tsunami could amount to as much as $235 billion and that limited effects from the disaster will be felt in economies across East Asia.
Rebuilding in the aftermath of...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 9:53 AM
The World Trade Organization has delivered a preliminary ruling on whether Boeing received billions in backdoor government subsidies, and Airbus is pleased with the verdict.
The confidential ruling was sent to U.S. and EU officials on Wednesday. While it...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:44 PM
By Alan Guebert
The mid-June Congressional action on ag programs seems to confirm why Washington, D.C.’s streets feature roundabout upon roundabout: moving left or right – a big deal on Capitol Hill now – usually lands you back where...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least...
| Mar 22, 2011
China has missed the deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling to loosen state controls on foreign media, the U.S. trade representative said, delaying wider U.S. access to its fast growing market for films, music, books and other...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:43 AM
The world's 7 billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
To some demographers the milestone foreshadows turbulent...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Foreign-investor purchases of farmland in poorer nations are displacing local populations and adding little to a country’s wealth, even as agricultural prices increase, according to Oxfam International.
As many as 561 million acres...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A spokesman for Hillary Clinton swiftly and emphatically denied a report Thursday that the secretary of state was considering stepping down to seek the World Bank presidency in 2012.
Reuters cited three unnamed sources in its report that Clinton was open...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Search teams suspend operations after cruise ship grounded off Italian island shifts
ROME (AP) — Italian rescue workers suspended operations Wednesday after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast,...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 5:29 PM
In his letter titled "Energy and Jobs" (Jan. 20), Ron Igou criticizes the president's recent decision to reject TransCanada's application for the Keystone Pipeline extension, effectively turning down the jobs and energy independence that could have...