By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The leaders of France and Spain said Wednesday that the 17 countries that use the euro already have all the tools they need to solve their debt crisis and now must put their promises into action.
French President Francois Hollande and Spanish
By VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Italian Premier Mario Monti's government has announced a cut in income taxes for low wage earners, an unexpected move aimed at easing the pain of austerity measures being enforced to reduce public debt.
The government said the tax cut is part
By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
Europe is struggling to control a debt crisis, save the euro currency and stop a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis that sent the world spinning into recession. The continent's troubles are the No. 1 threat to the fragile U.S. economy. If the
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they'll confront a triple challenge: Economic troubles in three major regions are threatening the world's economy.
And political conflicts are complicating the problem.
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) - Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, telling defense ministers here that the U.S. will help them build their
By FRANK BAJAK and IAN JAMESAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in which the opposition accused him of unfairly using Venezuela's oil
By EILEEN NG and JIM GOMEZAssociated Press
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group have reached a preliminary peace deal that is a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency that killed tens of thousands and held back
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Vernon Adams threw for four touchdowns and Demitrius Bronson rushed for 118 yards and a score as Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 55-17 on Saturday night.
Adams, in his third game as starting quarterback, was 12 of 15 for 151 yards for the Eagles (4-1, 3-0 Big Sky).
By JANIE McCAULEYAP Baseball Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips still sees the highlights of his weak grounder for the final out in Roy Halladay's no-hitter of the Cincinnati Reds in an embarrassing playoff opener two years ago.
Now, Phillips and the Reds have their own memorable
By ALI AKBAR DAREINIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - In a bid to ease international concerns over its nuclear program, Iran has converted more than a third of Tehran's most highly enriched uranium into a powder for a medical research reactor that is difficult to reprocess for weapons