Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Obama Monday that diplomacy is the only way to solve the issues of the Iran nuclear program. But Obama and others are beginning to lose patience with Tehran.
The Swiss vote highlights the debate on Islam as a set of political and collectivist ideas, not a rejection of Muslims.
The Swiss minaret ban and the crucifix decision in Europe illustrate the disconnect between religion and culture there.
French President Sarkozy tagged London a big loser after the EU appointed a French finance chief. London fears greater 'meddling' in its financial services industry.
FIFA settled the World Cup draw in South Africa today ahead of next summer's tournament. The US will face off against England and minnows Algeria and Slovenia.
The US and Russia are pledging to maintain the provisions of the 1991 START pact. But even with the best intentions, the path to cooperation is not always smooth.
Progress at Copenhagen in curbing global warming may come from countries such as China and India wanting business in the solar and wind industries.