U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk confirmed recently that he's leaving Washington for the private sector. He deserves praise for the Obama administration's major achievement on trade: final approval of free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that had been negotiated by President Bush and his trade representatives but languished in Washington for years.
In a story Jan. 28 about a European Union science award, The Associated Press reported erroneously that (EURO)1 billion euros was equivalent to $1.34 million. The correct conversion is that (EURO)1 billion euros equals $1.34 billion.
Two science projects _ one to map the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary properties of the carbon-based material graphene _ were declared the winners Monday of an EU technologies contest and will receive up to (EURO)1 billion ($1.35 billion) each over the next 10 years.
Two European science projects _ one to map the intricacies of the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary carbon-based material graphene _ won an EU technology contest Monday, getting up to (EURO)1 billion ($1.34 billion) each over the next decade.
Microsoft began the new year harping on a favorite theme: The software maker is arguing that government regulators need to crack down on Google to preserve fair competition in the Internet and smartphone markets.
Deep winter is approaching in Eastern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, bringing with it the prospect of icy days and frigid nights.
The Italian news agency ANSA says a wall at the Pompeii archeological site has collapsed following days of heavy rain.
Greece has avoided imminent bankruptcy after its international creditors finally agreed to give it the money it urgently needs, but the cash-strapped country's economic distress is likely to drag on for years to come.
British Prime Minister David Cameron set the tone Thursday for what is expected to be a bitter fight over the European Union's budget, warning that the latest proposal for a spending ceiling does not go far enough.