Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says that the refusal of Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal to process donations to the whistleblowing organization could put it out of existence by the end of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 40 points to close at 11478, but an afternoon rally in technology stocks trimmed some of the market's losses.
Aid groups have a proven ability to monitor the way food is distributed in North Korea. So why is the US still delaying food aid when the need is so great?
The Dow rose 102 points to close at 11518 after hitting its lowest point of the year last week
In its annual report, the European Commission recommended that Serbia become a formal candidate for EU accession. But a diplomatic deadlock over Kosovo's sovereignty is a major impediment to moving forward.
Slovakia's vote against expanding the European bailout fund presents an unwelcome obstacle to solving Europe's debt crisis. It also caused the fall of the tiny country's government.
Bank debt crisis has reached point where governments need to move decisively, Europe's central banker says. Fears of government defaults have spread to markets and fears about bank debt and funding.
Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian opposition leader, was sentenced to seven years in prison for 'criminal abuse' during her term as prime minister, though critics say the trial was politically motivated.
As the global economy founders, refinancing Europe's banks to deal with the debt crisis might be preferable to bailing out countries, experts say – and politicians are starting to agree.
European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet offered European banks emergency short-term loans. Speculation is rising over a plan by EU leaders to recapitalize banks.