By ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - Welcome to reality, Monsieur Hollande. That's the message France's accounting watchdog sent to new President Francois Hollande with an audit Monday that says his Socialist government must cut up to €43 billion ($54 billion
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 ADAM SCHRECKAP Business Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Queen Elizabeth 2's Dubai owners outlined plans Monday to turn the storied cruise liner into a dockside hotel that will keep many existing furnishings intact, ending years of speculation about the fate
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true colors for the first time in decades through a major conservation project at the National
By BARBARA SURK and HASSAN AMMARAssociated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York utility Consolidated Edison and the union representing its employees are scheduled to meet Thursday, potentially restarting stalled talks that have left workers off their jobs while managers are keeping the electrical
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The president of Mexico's formerly long-ruling party says all polls "irreversibly" show that the Institutional Revolutionary Party will return to presidency after 12 years out of office.
Joaquin Coldwell says PRI candidate Enrique Pena
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - In choppy water under blue sky off Bellingham, Wash., a Shell Oil crew on Monday lowered a "capping stack" 200 feet in the water and put it through maneuvers with underwater robots connected by cable to operators on the
By ALAN CLENDENNING and CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spaniards blasted off fireworks and jumped for joy after their soccer team won the European Championship on Sunday night, giving the country a burst of national pride and temporary relief from the crushing