A positive step for Afghanistan is brokered by John Kerry. The key feature? Giving up on longstanding US political strategy for Afghanistan.
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprügli says it is acquiring Russell Stover Candies, making the company the third-largest chocolate maker in North America. Details of Lindt & Sprügli's acquisition were not disclosed, but several media outlets report the deal was between $1 billion to $1.4 billion.
The world has 53.3 years left to find an alternative to oil before current proved reserves run dry, according to BP. Of course, nations are finding new oil – meaning that number is rising – but new extraction methods are costly and can pose environmental threats.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Afghan Taliban for five years, returned to active duty Monday, 1-1/2 months after his controversial release. A big unanswered question now is whether he will yet face desertion charges.
On Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry published an op-ed that attacked Sen. Rand Paul as a foreign policy isolationist. On Monday, the Kentucky lawmaker pushed back in his own piece.