September 29, 2008 The bank bailout has extended to Europe, where infusions of government cash rescued some struggling financial giants. Analysts predict the result of the crisis will be a major consolidation of European banks.
September 27, 2008 John McCain and Barack Obama skirmished over issues ranging from the nation's fiscal crisis to its foreign threats in their first nationally televised debate. The two senators pressed their basic themes: McCain stressed his experience, while Obama claimed his was the broader vision.
September 25, 2008 The first presidential debate, which is set to focus on foreign policy, could tell us a lot about candidates McCain and Obama and their views on foreign policy and national security. It's all a matter of asking the right questions.
September 18, 2008 The latest attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen stems from government instability, a food crisis and a strain of radical Islam. Is Yemen at risk of becoming a failed state?
September 15, 2008 As head of the U.S. military's Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus will be in charge of two wars and some of the most volatile regions on Earth. He's lauded as a leader and strategist, but he will need to get up to speed on new regions beyond Iraq.
September 12, 2008 Embattled Bolivian President Evo Morales owes his rise to his support for poor coca farmers and a promise to share the country's resource wealth.
September 9, 2008 When he came to power after his father's death, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il was seen as an eccentric playboy who wouldn't last long. He's proven to be a tough and tenacious leader.
September 5, 2008 Samak Sundaravej has had a 40-year career in Thailand's politics, but it's not clear whether he can ride out the country's latest political crisis.
September 4, 2008 The leadership of Japan's ruling party is up for grabs after the resignation of the country's second prime minister in less than a year. The leading contender, Taro Aso, has a reputation for brash rhetoric.
September 3, 2008 Asif Ali Zardari spent more than a decade in Pakistani prisons on charges ranging from corruption to murder. Now, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is running for president.
August 29, 2008 A separatist enclave in Moldova could be the next place Russia will try to assert its control over the former Soviet republics.
August 27, 2008 Wednesday's speeches are designed to show how Biden and Obama will mesh in their approach to America's role in the world. But some question how closely their ideas align.
August 25, 2008 Pirates have been capturing ships and kidnapping crews in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia. Four boats were targeted in the past week alone. So far, a U.N.-backed naval fleet seems unable to stop them.
August 23, 2008 Democrat Barack Obama has selected Sen. Joseph Biden to be his vice presidential running mate. Biden, 65, has run for president twice and has experience with foreign and defense issues. The choice has garnered praise from fellow Democrats and mixed reactions from Republicans.
August 22, 2008 For the first time in 12 years, the United States has won Olympic gold in the decathlon, the 10-event classic of track-and-field athleticism. The U.S. men's beach volleyball team defended the honor of their gender by winning gold to match the American women, but the U.S. baseball team was trounced by Cuba in the semifinal.
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