By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults, a leading international rights group said Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch said in a report that the
By MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dope-selling coffee shops in Amsterdam won't be shutting their doors to foreign visitors any time soon, a huge relief to the hundreds of thousands of tourists who enjoy a toke or two in the Dutch capital alongside their excursions
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information - the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media
GENEVA (AP) - Credit Suisse Group says it is overhauling its investment banking division and merging its private banking and wealth management arms to cut costs and satisfy regulators.
Switzerland's second-largest bank, which has been shedding thousands of jobs to counter falling profits,
By Por CARLO PIOVANO y DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSELAS (AP) - La Unión Europea no alcanzó el miércoles un acuerdo para ampliar la asistencia financiera a Grecia, situación que prolonga la incertidumbre sobre el futuro de ese país acuciado por la deuda y de la misma zona euro de 17 naciones
By DARKO BANDICAssociated Press
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery on Tuesday, after a trial that was closely monitored by the country's future partners in the European Union.
Sanader, 59, who served as prime
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - France's government has shrugged off the latest downgrade of its credit rating, saying Tuesday that it just needs time for reforms to the sluggish economy to take root.
Socialist President Francois Hollande noted that markets barely budged
PARIS (AP) - French supermarket group Carrefour is selling off its business in Indonesia for €525 million ($670 million) as part of a broader effort at turning around its fortunes.
Carrefour SA, the world's second-largest retailer by revenue after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., announced Tuesday that it
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Union workers have begun the first part of a 24-hour strike at Oakland International Airport and at the Port of Oakland.
A spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union says maintenance and janitorial workers represented by the union walked off their jobs at
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil eased to below $89 a barrel on Tuesday as expectations of rising crude supplies pulled attention away from the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for December delivery was down 50 cents to