| Sep 14, 2001
BEFORE TUESDAY'S terror attack, the Bush administration had offended allies and others with unilateralist gestures over an array of issues. The message was that the United States is the world's only superpower, get used to it.
Since Tuesday, the...
| Feb 18, 2009
On Thursday, two days after triumphantly signing an economic stimulus measure that he had fought for nearly since taking office, President Obama will go to Ottawa to apologize for it.
As is traditional for U.S. presidents, Obama will make his first...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s major economies convened on an emergency conference call Tuesday to discuss the situation in Greece and Spain — and seemed to come away without much to say.
The Group of Seven...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products
Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:46 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin defied Western warnings and signed a treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Tuesday, while accusing the United States and its allies of going too far in luring post-Soviet nations away from...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:42 AM
President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
AMSTERDAM — The fight over control and influence in Ukraine should not be seen as a Cold War-era battle, President Obama said in an interview released Monday as he opened a European trip certain to be dominated by discussion of the West’s...