War could mean more pressure on already sky-high oil prices.
Amid numerous disruptions of the torch relay, IOC President Jacques Rogge called on China to quickly resolve unrest in Tibet.
The opposition Socialists beat out the ruling UMP in many cities, prompting calls for the French president to modify his ambitious plans.
Lone trader becomes unlikely 'hero' in world's largest banking loss as roles of villain and victim blur.
President Bush hailed the controversial move, as the EU and UN met to form their responses.
He won the presidency, but Radical Party's Nikolic will probably still be influential.