Asian shares and commodities staged a mild recovery on Tuesday, with stocks holding a touch above 2012 lows, as investors looked to European policymakers and the wider G7 to take decisive action to address the worsening euro zone crisis.
In a sign of heightened global alarm about strains in the 17-nation euro area, finance chiefs of the Group of Seven leading industrialized powers will hold emergency talks by phone later on Tuesday.
Kofi Annan’s United Nations-Arab League mission to broker peace in Syria has failed.
But the UN effort has outlived its usefulness. At this point, it is giving diplomatic cover to Russia, the prime protector of the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, to block stronger international action.
This is why, when the former UN secretary general reports June 7 to the UN Security Council, he should suggest ending the mission early. It is perhaps the only way to make clear that responsibility for the carnage belongs to Assad and, by extension, his supporters on the Security Council: Russia and China.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out arguments against armed intervention in Syria despite last week's massacre in the town of Houla.
Speaking to Danish students, Clinton got tough questions on what might motivate the United States and other nations to take military action in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad is battling a 14-month-old anti-government uprising.
Bible prophecy, encouragement and our commitment to the Lord ... America’s moral collapse accelerated by the courts and by a political party in Congress ... Insight from a long-time Obama friend: He knows a great deal about Islam and knows little about Christianity ... Comprehensive assessment on Israel’s northern border concerns: "The risk to Israel is taking shape. The challenge we are facing is a huge one." ... Netanyahu: The issue of settlements would be solved automatically once there are agreed-upon borders
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