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LONDON - Thousands of people marched through European cities Saturday to demand jobs, economic justice and environmental accountability, kicking off six days of protest and action planned in the run-up to the G20 summit next week in London.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman who called America to its founding ideals and carried on a noble dream.
February 2, 2005
Tom Patterson: You want more jobs? I'll show you the jobs. There's a way to create 345,000 new jobs, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that doesn't require government spending or increase the debt. Simply implement the free trade agreement that has already been negotiated with South Korea.
BERLIN - U.S. Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan said Tuesday he sees indications of a "fairly marked turnaround" in the U.S. economy, with May data suggesting it has "stabilized."
Our economy is recovering under Obama’s leadership despite the worst worldwide recession in our lifetime.
WASHINGTON — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.
They will stick to their commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, say members of the European Union. They voiced this determination after it began to seem Russia would not sign on, but here is what should be understood about that determination. It is purely rhetorical.
Intel officials said Wednesday a decision by the European Union to fine the company $1.45 billion for allegedly anti-competitive practices will not slow the company’s massive Ocotillo plant upgrade in Chandler.
BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union slammed President Barack Obama's plan to spend nearly $2 trillion to push the U.S. economy out of recession as "the road to hell" that EU governments must avoid.
NICOSIA, Cyprus - EU newcomers Cyprus and Malta adopted the euro Tuesday, bringing to 15 the number of countries using the currency with increasing clout over the slumping U.S. dollar.
Zimbabwe’s dictatorial Robert Mugabe has added another misery to the long list of miseries he has inflicted on his long-suffering country — cholera.
The question posed by social scientist Charles Murray at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual dinner last month could hardly have been simpler: Do Americans want the United States to be like Europe?
WASHINGTON - A gauge of U.S. manufacturing activity that fell to a 26-year low Monday followed similarly weak readings in Europe and China, fueling fears of a deepening global downturn.
The French feel their country is stagnating at home and losing influence abroad, and Sunday they swept into office Nicolas Sarkozy, the blunt-spoken centerright candidate who promises to change that.
To no one’s surprise, the U.S. trade deficit — the excess of imports over exports — set a new record last year of $617.7 billion, almost a fourth again higher than 2003's record imbalance.
Germany, essentially rudderless since inconclusive elections Sept. 18, finally has a new chancellor and government. Whether they can actually govern the world's third-largest economy looks to be an unusually tricky task.
PARIS - The world's top economies should pool resources to develop hydrogen energy technology, limiting dependence on fossil fuels, the U.S. secretary of energy said Monday.
The French, it is agreed, like the 35-hour workweek, at least those who have jobs do. It’s also agreed the short workweek is not good for the economy. The center-right government of President Nicolas Sarkozy took office on a pledge to abolish that limit.
The citizens of Paris owe Americans Sheldon Silver and Joseph Bruno a heartfelt merci with many beaucoups.
KRANJ, Slovenia - President Bush said Tuesday the United States and Europe must rally to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, calling the threat an incredible danger to world peace.
PODGORICA, Serbia-Montenegro - Montenegro voted by a slim margin to secede from Serbia and form a separate nation, erasing the last vestiges of the former Yugoslavia, according to the results Monday of its referendum.
MILAN — Fiat is trying to build a global automaking powerhouse out of parts scavenged from broken-down General Motors and Chrysler.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - European nations on Friday dared the United States, Russia and China to follow their lead on global warming after agreeing on a plan to meet the so-called "20-20-20" targets: reducing greenhouse emissions by 20 percent and ensuring that 20 percent of energy comes from wind, sun and other renewable sources by 2020.