UN undersecretary-general Lynn Pascoe said today that North Korea is 'not eager to return to six-party talks,' but others say Kim Jong-il appears ready for renewed dialogue.
At the athletes' village in Whistler, the world's best athletes make a bee-line for MacDonald's.
Why Americans are getting more conservative about affairs, but seem willing to accept them in their own marriages.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has notes reading 'Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, and Change,' written on his hand as he briefs reporters after President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House on Feb. 9. Former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin generated interest in her recent public appearances by having notes on her hands.
With the prospect for direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians bleak, US peace negotiator George Mitchell is pushing for "proximity" talks that would see him or an aide shuttling between the two sides.
The Prius recall by Toyota is another wake-up call for the Japanese to shift their corporations, government, and society to a new economic strategy.
Top economists from Moody's and the International Monetary Fund say Asia and Latin America will lead the world's economic recovery in 2010, and the United States will mount comeback, too.
Toyota's mounting recall woes show the downside of worldwide supply chains.
More than 100 US drivers have complained to a federal agency about a Prius brake problem; Japanese drivers have filed 14 complaints. Toyota's woes deepen.