| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:09 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented blow to the world's largest economy in the wake of a political battle that took the country to the brink of default.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Being a geopolitical analyst and forecaster often means having to explain to people in America how and why a single event in Africa, Russia or China will directly impact them. One such event is the French presidential election set for May 2012, for...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 3:26 AM
Pakistan pulls forces out of liaison centers along Afghan border, sparking U.S. concern
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan on Tuesday temporarily recalled some troops from border posts meant to coordinate activity with international forces in neighboring...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Even as events here in the United States are reshaping the political landscape for the 2012 presidential elections, it has become blazingly clear that what is happening in Europe may actually prove more decisive.
Domestically, there has been a rat-a-...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:30 PM
(Reuters) - IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody on Saturday in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, New York police said.
Following are some key facts about Strauss-Kahn.
-- An architect of France's...
| May 15, 2011
| 12:24 PM
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempting to rape a New York hotel maid, in a scandal that appeared to wreck his hopes of running for president of France and to open questions over his leadership of the global lender.
The charges on...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:49 PM
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail on Monday on attempted rape and other criminal charges, and prosecutors said they are investigating whether he may have engaged in similar conduct once before.
Defense lawyers, who sought unsuccessfully...
| Mar 10, 2009
Imagine a child falls down a well. Now imagine I offer to lend the parents my ladder to save her, but only if they promise to paint my house. Would you applaud me for not letting a crisis go to waste? Or would you think I'm a jerk?
I ask because I'm...
| Jul 13, 2008
President Bush's announcement that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics came in the wake of brutal crackdowns in Tibet and during a week when seven peacekeepers were murdered in the Darfur region of Sudan, where China continues to...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 4:33 AM
BRUSSELS â Environmentalists on Monday said an international deal to reduce catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna didn't go far enough to protect the species from extinction. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas decided at a...