By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The success and possible future undoing of President Vladimir Putin lies in the contrast between people like provincial housewife Yekaterina Arsentyeva and Moscow student Kirill Guskov.
In the southern
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A senior European Central Bank official urged Greece's new government on Monday to avoid further delays in implementing major structural reforms.
ECB board member Joerg Asmussen is in Athens as the
By Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - More than 1,000 people waving communist and imperial flags have protested in central Moscow against Russia's upcoming entry into the World Trade Organization.
Russia's parliament is expected to vote July 10 to ratify
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Consolidated Edison closed walk-in centers, suspended meter readings and limited work on major construction projects in New York on Sunday after contract talks between the utility and its unionized workers broke down in the middle
By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Europe's leaders surprised skeptics with a bold plan to pump cash into troubled banks, reduce borrowing costs for Italy and Spain and stop forcing austerity on every government that needs aid
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - The United States and Russia failed on Friday to bridge differences over a plan to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, end violence and create a new government. That set the stage for the potential collapse of a key
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
Financial markets around the world stormed higher Friday after European leaders came up with a breakthrough plan to rescue banks, relieve debt-burdened governments and restore investor confidence.
The Dow Jones industrial
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Colorado-based solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration said Thursday it will file for bankruptcy, the latest setback for an industry battered by the recession and stiff
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican bank, one of the more secretive institutions of the secrecy-obsessed Vatican, opened itself up to a little external scrutiny Thursday in a bid to show it's serious about fighting money-laundering and being
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's 300 newly elected lawmakers were sworn in to Parliament on Thursday, eleven days after the country's second election in six weeks left no party with enough votes to govern outright and leading to the formation of a three-party coalition