A global explosion of Internet gaming on sports has organizers of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London worried – to the point of tracking any unusual betting patterns on the Games. US states eager for online betting should heed these concerns.
European financial institutions lashed out at Moody's after the agency unexpectedly downgraded Portugal's government debt rating, adding new uncertainty about Europe's financial stability.
French President Sarkozy tagged London a big loser after the EU appointed a French finance chief. London fears greater 'meddling' in its financial services industry.
Opposition to a recent Mediterranean tuna ban led to a standoff on the eve of its leadership position in the EU.
Lifting a European ban could help pave the way to resolving other recent trade disputes.