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Five More Years? Merkel’s Election Pledge Key for Europe
Chancellor Angela Merkel put her cards on the table on Monday.
Lobby money should not thwart US support for freedom in Azerbaijan
By spending money on extravagant conventions, all-paid trips and other lobbying activities, Baku hopes to buy itself a favorable opinion in DC.
Stock market tumble could be bad omen for Russia
Russia's stock market tanks to a 12-month low.
How hot money nearly sank China's economy
Beijing’s crackdown on shadow banking sunk global markets in late June. Here’s what you need to know.
What's really behind China's cash crunch
Spiking interbank lending rates and increasing lack of liquidity represent a drastic change in Chinese monetary policy.
World stock markets stabilize after reacting poorly to Federal Reserve's policies
Financial markets saw a ripple effect on Thursday, with stocks falling from Asia to Europe and the United States.
Business Leaders Send Strong Message to Putin
Business leaders want to see Russia reform and re-engage with the outer world
EU heads in the clouds
The failure to unify European skies lays the union's woes bare.
European Union, US 'intend to move forward fast' on transatlantic trade deal
The trade deal between the United States and the European Union was in the works on the sidelines of the G8 summit.
Australia's economy is a huge mess, but it's not doomed for a recession
Although Australia's mining boom has faded, there is cause for economic optimism according to investors.
Syria crowds tax evasion at the top of the G8 agenda
World leaders convening in Britain were set to target a global web of offshore havens and murky regulations.
Is Italy on a collision course with Europe?
Italy's coalition government presents new policies aimed to turn the economy around.
Google's Project Loon: Internet-enabling balloons to float connectivity into remote regions (VIDEO)
Google now making jellyfish-like floating balloons bursting with...the internet.
Inside Southeast Asia's dog meat trade
Insiders deploy drones and bribes in the struggle to staunch trafficking.
How a gold fetish is killing India's economy
India's obsession with gold is the finance minister's biggest headache.
Bangkok: the world’s most-touristed city?
Bangkok’s allure — a swirl of intoxicating cuisine, cheap shopping, glittering temples and raucous nightlife —is potent enough to overpower its drawbacks.
Day Against Child Labor highlights 10.5M children working as domestics
United Nations says children working in homes are hidden from view, protections.
China gives US nothing, but Germans get sweets
The California summit between US President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping was a missed opportunity for both countries.
South Koreans become world's top credit card users
South Korea has the most credit card transactions per capita of any country in the world.
Why is French wine at the forefront of an EU-China trade war?
BMW and Bordeaux about to become collateral damage in Brussels vs. Beijing battle over anti-dumping tariffs.
What Shibor's surge says about Chinese financial system
Chinese interbank rates surged ahead of the three-day Dragon Boat festival next week.
Obama, Xi Jinping meeting: 5 pressure points
As President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping prepare to meet, issues like cyber-spying, economics and human rights are simmering.
Will a push to tackle malnutrition impact G8 leaders?
Commentary: G8 Summit gathering is opportunity to scale up international commitment to improving nutrition around the world.
Stocks fall as May jobs report shows US added 175,000 jobs
World stock markets spiral downwards as the release of the important May jobs report curbs investor confidence.
Ghana: 168 Chinese citizens arrested for illegal mining
Illegal Chinese miners are destroying Ghana's natural landscape, Ghanaian officials said.
IMF reviews its Greek bailout policies
The International Monetary Fund is out with a report reviewing the Greek bailout program that it helped set up in 2010 and maintained through early 2012.
Russia’s surprise moment in the sun is likely to be brief
Commentary: Western allies eventually will resolve Middle East dilemmas without Russia.
World Day Against Child Labor: Ratify the Domestic Workers Convention
Commentary: The world's nations should use the World Day Against Child Labor to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention
World Markets Around the World Are Getting Smoked – Dow Falls Below 15,000
World markets are getting pounded today, as American, European, and Japanese indices are all taking losses.
What does Xi see in Mexico?
Analysis: Much of Latin America has for years found in China a voracious trade partner. Mexico has found its fiercest competitor.
'Government Motors' No More: GM Comes Full Circle
Demand for pickup trucks strengthen as US economy shows improvement