ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Farmers from the island of Crete clashed with police Friday outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepared to vote on a new property tax that will extend the levy to farms.
Hundreds of farmers took an overnight ferry to protest in the country's capital, Athens, and
By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and a 56 percent drop in revenue in its first quarterly report under new chairman and interim chief executive John Chen.
Despite the results, Chen said on a conference call with
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government announced Friday that it will increase the amount of money it's providing to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to step up cleanup and reconstruction efforts.
The interest-free loans provided to Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be increased to
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Europe's top regulator said Friday Google's recent concessions to resolve concerns it is abusing its dominant position in search are not enough.
Speaking on Spanish national radio, European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China promised Friday to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market for government purchases of software and other goods.
The pledges came as American and Chinese envoys ended a meeting of the annual U.S.-
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday to pardon jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Here's a look at Khodorkovsky, the implications of his imprisonment and his impending release:
WHO IS KHODORKOVSKY?
At the time of his arrest
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - After spending 10 years in Russian jails for what many in the West believe were trumped-up offenses, Mikhail Khodorkovsky left prison a free man Friday and immediately flew to Germany.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Standard & Poor's rating agency stripped the European Union of its triple A credit rating in the wake of a bitter budget battle and the debt problems afflicting a number of its members.
However, Friday's one notch downgrade to AA+ is unlikely to cause too many
BERLIN (AP) - The German government said Friday it will borrow less money than planned this year as low unemployment fuels a steady increase in tax income, while a closely-watched survey showed German consumers believe the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
Current plans call for new borrowing
By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVYAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court threw out significant portions of a law that limited
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Much of the nation was bracing for something,
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising on Wall Street, pushing the market further into record territory, after the U.S. raised its estimate for third-quarter economic growth.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,260 in midday trading Friday.
The Standard & Poor