BERLIN (AP) - German utilities say solar power production rose by more than 50 percent on the year over the first nine months of 2012 amid a boom in installations of photovoltaic panels.
The German utilities' industry association BDEW said Monday the solar power output rose to 25,000 gigawatt
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - France needs a "competitiveness shock" to restart its economy, a respected businessman said Monday as he presented a list of reforms, including a €30 billion ($39 billion) cut to payroll taxes, that the government asked him to write.
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. OHIO IS FOCUS OF CAMPAIGN IN FINAL LAP
At the end of a tight race, Obama and Romney narrow the field to the Buckeye state and a few others.
2. SENATE CONTROL COULD COME
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 106 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at about 1.4 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday that British forces should be proud of their role in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, citing what he claimed was major social and economic progress since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - China's premier told a summit of Asian and European leaders Monday that major economic institutions need a clear and reliable plan to solve Europe's sovereign debt crisis.
Wen Jiabao, who is also China's top economic official, told the opening session of the two-
ATLANTA (AP) - Mourners are leaving flowers, cards and other mementos at a makeshift memorial near the site of a police helicopter crash that killed two Atlanta officers who were searching for a runaway boy.
Authorities say the chopper struck a power pole, them plummeted to the ground and exploded
RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Some residents in northern New Jersey awoke to a small earthquake early Monday.
The temblor, with a magnitude of 2.0, struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, a community that's still dealing with downed trees and power outages from Sandy.
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - New chaos engulfed Syria's civil war as Palestinian supporters and opponents of the embattled regime were swept up Monday in intense fighting in Damascus, while rival rebel groups clashed over control of a Turkish border crossing.
By MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Queen Beatrix swore in a new centrist Dutch government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday, even as the conservative leader faced harsh criticism from members of his own party over a plan to hike health care premiums.