Part 2 of the surprisingly upbeat state of the world: Long-term statistics show war is on the wane.
12/26/2011 12:46 pm
European stocks as well as the euro dropped as optimism from last week's euro crisis summit yielded to tough questions about the EU's ability to avert fresh crises.
12/14/2011 09:19 am
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a pact to form a European 'fiscal union' with strict financial rules in parallel with the EU. But Britain has balked, leaving it the odd man out.
12/09/2011 01:52 pm
Europe debt crisis solution would be joint-issued euro bonds. Germany denies reports that it has initial plans to solve Europe debt crisis with euro bonds issued by nations with triple A credit.
11/28/2011 09:21 am
Russia's Kremlin-backed businesses are snapping up assets in former Eastern Europe, though governments are still wary.
11/17/2011 01:32 pm
Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' movie had nearly 100 guns confiscated by police, Tuesday. The prop guns were found to be real, and easily able to fire live rounds.
10/12/2011 02:27 am
Fat tax – imposed on butter, oil, other fatty foods – could be world's first. Denmark's fat tax would raise price of a hamburger by 15 cents; small package of butter, 40 cents.
10/08/2011 01:46 am
Since last year's 'Red Sludge' disaster, Hungary's worst environmental tragedy, Hungarians have used the tools of democracy to seek restitution – a rarity in this former Communist state.
10/04/2011 12:55 pm
'The X-Factor,' another singing reality competition, debuts Wednesday. At what point will the US public hit singing TV saturation? Not yet, suggest experts and critics.
09/21/2011 08:19 pm
Few remember the name Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, but he discovered vitamin C. Google honors the Hungarian scientist-turned-freedom-fighter-turned-covert-diplomat today with a citrus-packed doodle.
09/16/2011 10:45 am