The first direct talks since the August war were postponed until Nov. 18 due to a dispute over the role of delegates from the breakaway regions.
European leaders call for a new Bretton Woods-type agreement as they meet in Brussels.
Rising acidity in oceans and accelerating wind patterns may lead to unexpected changes.
Readers write about the pen pals they found through the Monitor's old Mail Bag column.
On Tuesday, the US was the latest nation to follow Gordon Brown's blueprint for rescuing banks.
World markets responded positively Monday to new initiatives emerging from meetings in Washington and Paris.
Europeans blame economic mess on US 'anything goes' capitalism as Iceland faces a full meltdown.