Ahead of the G-20 economic summit, a divide grows over the balance of regulation and stimulus.
A Beijing firm known for defending famous activists is told to close. Attorneys elsewhere have been detained or tried.
Conscience trumps convenience in push to open Sunday shopping.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist and self-proclaimed 'Euro-dissident,' is critical of much of the governing body's efforts.
Plan Bee encourages governments to set aside safe places for bees to buzz.
Fueled by the recession, the groups have won members and seats in recent elections.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (r.) and his foreign minister, Franco Frattini, spoke to the media Wednesday at an EU environmental conference in Brussels.
President Nicolas Sarkozy heads to Asia this week to broach the idea of bringing India and China together with G-8 nations in a 'Bretton Woods II' framework of economic rules.