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UK pledges continued action on financial crisis

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Britain's treasury chief Alistair Darling says that the government is prepared to take further action as necessary to help financial markets and stabilize the economy.

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Cost of living up 7.6 percent in Chile

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The Chilean government says the cost of living rose by 7.6 percent during the January-September period this year, compared with 7.3 percent during the same period in 2007.

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Canada's central bank to inject billions into money markets

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Canada's central bank is increasing its plans to inject extra cash into term lending markets from $8 billion Canadian dollars ($7.4 billion) to C$20 billion ($18.5 billion) to ensure Canadians have access to loans.

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French economy enters recession

Posted: 10/03/2008 - While economic numbers in the U.S. have not yet met the technical definition of a recession, they have in France.

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South Ossetia: 6 killed in car bombing

Posted: 10/03/2008 - South Ossetia's government says a car bomb exploded at the Russian military's headquarters in the separatist region, killing six people and wounding four.

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Putin accuses Ukraine of aiding Georgia

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is accusing Ukraine of sending military personnel to fight against Russia in Georgia.

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Sudan president says charges threaten Darfur peace

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Sudan's president has warned that attempts to prosecute him on charges of waging a genocidal campaign in Darfur are undermining the peace process aimed at stopping the violence.

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Indian Christians protest violence

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Thousands of Christians in India have marched to the memorial for Indian pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.

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Irish `safe haven' bank bill becomes law

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Irish President Mary McAleese has signed a sweeping bank-guarantee bill into law, granting protection to all deposits with Irish-owned banks.

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Rice going to India now that nuke pact OK'd

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to India on Friday to commemorate approval of a landmark U.S.-India nuclear cooperation accord.

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India nuclear deal debate begins

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Debate is under way in the Senate on a nuclear cooperation deal between the United States and India.

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More than 200 dead in temple stampede

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The number of dead from yesterday's stampede at a temple in western India has climbed past 200. And authorities are still working to determine the final death toll.

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Small Russian fleet to enter Mediterranean

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Russian navy says four of its ships will sail into the Mediterranean Sunday as part of Moscow's first deployment into the Western Hemisphere since the end of the Cold War.

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Somali official: Pirates, ship owners negotiating

Posted: 10/01/2008 - An official at Somalia's foreign ministry says negotiations are taking place between the Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian cargo ship laden with battle tanks and the ship's owners.

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Nobel literature chief: US writing too 'insular'

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The man who announces the Nobel Prize in literature says the United States is too "insular" and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

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Chavez says US crisis could bring down oil

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is calling the U.S. financial crisis a failure of free-market capitalism. Chavez also says that "the Washington consensus has collapsed" and that economies worldwide could be harmed if it causes drops in the prices of natural resources including oil and other minerals.

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