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Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner downplays the dangers of fracking brought forth by environmentalists. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

U.S. oil surplus eases prices in global crises

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Increased U.S. production is helping to create an oil surplus on world markets, driving down prices despite a myriad of threats to oil supplies, and doing more to crush Russia’s economy than the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union, said Chris Faulkner, chief executive of Breitling Energy.

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete talks with The Washington Times at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Northwest.  (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

Tanzanian president seeks greater U.S. involvement in Africa

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: As more than 40 African leaders converge on Washington for a three-day summit that begins Monday, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania is among those seeking a deeper commitment from the Obama administration and U.S. corporations to spend more on his country.

Ozdil Nami, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times

Minister sees breakthrough ‘in months’ for long-split Cyprus

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The top diplomat from the Turkish-controlled side of Cyprus says the core differences between the divided island’s Turkish and Greek communities could be resolved in a “matter of months,” putting Cyprus’ reunification in reach for the first time in four decades.

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl says the Catholic Church, under Pope Francis, is focusing on how to "Live the Gospel," especially in a world of extreme inequality. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Cardinal Wuerl hits U.N. report on Catholic sex abuse scandal

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, a longtime advocate for victims of pedophile priests, took aim this week at a recent U.N. commission report on the Catholic Church’s child sex abuse scandal, saying it failed to recognize the progress the church has made in the past decade.

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Jimmy Glotfelty, executive vice president of external affairs for Clean Line Energy Partners, tells editors at The Washington Times that wind power could eventually replace natural gas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Tax-credit debate imperils wind power

- The Washington Times

U.S. wind power faces an uncertain future as lawmakers grapple over whether to extend a key tax credit that has for years helped the business compete financially with fossil fuels.

John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, speaks with editors and reporters of The Washington Times in December. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Business leader: Regulations stunt growth

- The Washington Times

The U.S. business community is facing "an epidemic" of regulatory overreach from the Obama administration that is creating uncertainty for corporate leaders and holding back the economic recovery, a top business leader warned Tuesday.

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell answers a question during a meeting with editors and reporters of The Washington Times on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

FCC official: 'Internet freedom' threatened

- The Washington Times

The United States is unprepared for an international fight that's brewing over whether the Internet will remain free from government regulations or fall increasingly under the control of emerging global powers, Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell warned Monday

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Kosovo leader speaks softly, carries big hope

- The Washington Times

The president of Kosovo is troubled when her 3-year-old nation is compared to other regions with separatist movements, whether in northern Spain, the Middle East, the former Soviet bloc or Asia.

"We have new ownership, and [Ted Leonsis'] mandate was to break it down and rebuild the team and do it through the draft," Wizards general manger Ernie Grunfeld said. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Draft is Wizards' main building block

- The Washington Times

To a passionate fan base in a basketball town, it seems like it has been a long time since the Washington Wizards were in the playoffs. Actually, it's only been three seasons.


Venezuela candidate vows new U.S. ties

- The Washington Times

A leading Venezuelan presidential candidate says he would reverse the foreign policy of leftist strongman Hugo Chavez, whose precarious health has prompted speculation that he will not be alive for next year's election.

EU weighs greater unity for euro, financial stability

- Associated Press

European leaders were wrestling Thursday over how much of their sovereignty they are willing to give up in a desperate attempt to save the ambitious project of continental unity that grew from the ashes of World War II.

READY TO FIGHT: Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, says recent elections sent a message: "You cannot turn your back on the middle class." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Teachers union leader says battle's just begun

- The Washington Times

The head of the nation's largest labor union says Republican efforts to restrain the power of unions has produced a middle-class backlash across the country that could cost Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and other GOP politicians their jobs.

USPS far from dead letter, its chief says

- The Washington Times

Despite the U.S. Postal Service's string of multibillion-dollar deficits and plans to shed more than 100,000 jobs, people are still lining up for a chance to work at the nation's mail service.

Republican presidential candidate Gary E. Johnson vows to submit a balanced budget his first year in the White House, a budget he said would amount to a 43 percent spending cut. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Johnson hits Perry on death penalty

- The Washington Times

Former New Mexico governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Gary E. Johnson said he saw the dangers of the death penalty up close during his two terms in office — and says he is convinced Texas has executed innocent people.