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Kim Jong-il, North Korea's ailing leader, has laid the groundwork for a transition of power to his youngest son, but it remains to be seen if the reclusive, nuclear-armed regime will soften its combative stance toward the international community.
Swiss women for the first time captured most of the seats in the country's seven-member executive branch Wednesday, brushing aside Switzerland's history as one of Europe's last nations to grant women full suffrage.
North Korea's ruling communist party has finally set a date for its biggest convention in decades, an apparent indication that the regime may be ready to give the aging leader's son a key position that will pave the way for his succession.
The attention paid to the meetings over the weekend in Basel, Switzerland, to set new bank capital standards should raise a question about the purpose of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.
On Friday evening, a tall, bespectacled 30-ish Englishman, Matthew Elliott, escorted Lady Margaret Thatcher into a reception at London's 800-year-old Guild Hall. Despite the fact that England is going through its worst economic crisis since Mrs. Thatcher became prime minister more than three decades ago, she was of good cheer as she conversed with those of us who had come to pay our respects. Perhaps a reason for her upbeat manner was that the ideas she (and Ronald Reagan in the United States) championed are once again gaining currency.
Bankers and analysts said new global rules could mean less money available to lend to businesses and consumers, but they praised a decision to give them plenty of time — until 2019 — before the so-called Basel III requirements come into full force.
A team of adventurers aiming to fly a solar-powered plane around the world by 2013 say they hope to take their prototype for a spin across Switzerland this weekend.
Now that Wayne Rooney and Karim Benzema are scoring goals again for their countries, can we forget, even forgive, allegations that the English and French forwards paid prostitutes for sex?
NEW YORK | The United States came in fifth as Australia and New Zealand shared first place in a first-of-its kind survey ranking 153 nations on the willingness of their citizens to donate time and money to charity.