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Euro Falls As World Finance Leaders Discuss Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — The euro is falling against the dollar as leaders from the world's seven wealthiest nations discuss solutions to Europe's ongoing debt crisis.
The euro fell to $1.2435 in afternoon trading from $1.2494 late Monday.
Finance ministers and central bank presidents from the United States, J…
Queen’s Address To Cap Jubilee Celebrations
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will make a rare address to the nation at the conclusion of festivities marking her 60 years on the throne.
Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that the broadcast will be transmitted at 1700 GMT today in Britain and the Commonwealth...
Putin Visits, Berlin, Paris Amid Divide Over Syria
BERLIN (AP) — Vladimir Putin can expect to face pressure from the leaders of Germany and France for a change of heart on Syria when he visits Berlin and Paris on Friday — but there's little sign that the Russian president is prepared to tighten the diplomatic screws on Bashar Assad.…
UN Aims To Triple Syria Observer Team
GENEVA (AP) — A spokesman for international Syria envoy Kofi Annan says the United Nations hopes to have 30 cease-fire monitors in the country next week.
Ahmad Fawzi says seven observers are already on the ground and another two will arrive on Monday...
Oil Rises On Strong Economic Reports In US, Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are rising on strong U.S. corporate earnings and promising economic signs in Europe.
Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude added $1.59 to $104.52 per barrel in New York.
Prices rose after a closely watched survey in Germany showed that investor sentiment unexpectedly…
Oil Prices Fall On Easing Tensions Over Iran
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are falling as tensions eased over Iran's nuclear program.
Benchmark U.S. crude lost 60 cents to $102.23 per barrel in New York while Brent crude lost $2.01 to $119.22 per barrel in London.
Iran, the world's third-largest oil exporter, has been accused of dev…
UN Strongly Condemns NKorea Rocket Launch
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's rocket launch and warning it will take further action if it conducts another launch or a new nuclear test.
A presidential statement, approved by all 15 council members and read at a formal meeting Monday morning, sai…
Expert Says North Korea Still Lacks Rocket Technology
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It now appears that North Korea hasn't mastered the technology it would need to control multi-stage rockets.
That's the assessment of former State Department intelligence officer Greg Thielmann, after North Korea's failed launch today...

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