By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
The stock market finally shook its post-election slump.
Investors seized on hope that Washington will reach a deal on the federal budget and drove stocks Monday to their biggest gain in two months. A pair of strong corporate earnings reports also helped.
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Colombia's main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday as it began much-anticipated peace talks, but the Bogota government responded that it would continue military operations.
Top negotiator Ivan Marquez said the
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Danish and Norwegian media are reporting that all eight unions have now approved a savings plan that will help the troubled SAS carrier stay afloat.
Denmark's TV2 and Norway's NTB news agency are reporting that the Danish CAU cabin crew union finally signed on to
By DON MELVIN and SLOBODAN LEKICAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The newly formed Syrian opposition coalition received backing from the European Union on Monday in a significant vote of confidence for a movement struggling to prove its credibility and gain the trust of splintered factions.
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Looking for a new place to call home? Spain is hoping to give you a little bit more than a welcome basket of baked goods if you decide to move there. In an attempt to reduce the country's bloated stock of unsold homes, the government is set to
By ANNE FLAHERTY and JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. lawmakers are calling on Egypt and Turkey to take a central role in helping to end the bloody conflict in the Middle East, with one influential senator going so far as to say that American aid dollars were at risk if Egypt
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea, China and Japan will soon start talks for a free trade pact that will encompass three of the world's biggest economies, South Korea's trade minister said Monday.
Bark Tae-ho said the decision to start talks will be
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Loose ends and thorny partisan issues that have long dogged attempts to move forward on education await the next Congress as President Barack Obama's second term begins.
Soaring campaign-year aspirations to close the achievement gap and
by Gonzaga Univ. athletics
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Gonzaga University women's basketball team rolled to a 77-51 victory over Monmouth University Sunday evening in front of a near capacity crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs, who improved to 4-0 with the victory and had 5,
By AYE AYE WIN and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Downtown Yangon came to a near halt Monday during President Barack Obama's historic visit to this once pariah nation.
Crowds flooded the streets, workers left their jobs and a nurse even snuck out of the hospital to see