*Fresh conflict in Syria supports prices. Reports of fresh skirmishes in Syria suggest the civil conflict is at this year's peak, triggering fears it may spread to neighbouring key oil producers, while a weakening dollar added to the support.» Read More
Wednesday night was Senior Awards Night at the high school where my son will be graduating next week. My son, like so many young men, was a late bloomer in terms of focus and achievement. But one thing he decided early on was that he wanted to be part of the United States Marine Corps. He has never lost sight of that goal.
The Israeli-Turkish alliance so abruptly shattered in the past few days may have been born of military necessity, but it was still real.
With one action, Turkey now appears to be the defender of the Palestinians in Gaza, usurping the role that Iran has been trying to claim. Israel was trying to keep control of Gaza and will claim they were provoked and attacked first.
China’s premier Wen Jiabao said during a visit to Seoul on Friday that China would not protect whoever sank a South Korean warship in March, offering South Korea some encouragement that Beijing might not block moves to punish North Korea at the United Nations Security Council for killing 46 sailors.
Eisenhower's decisions in the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge demonstrate two important points for all leaders: Don't panic, and grab opportunity.
Wen Jiabao must be cursing the timing. China’s mild-mannered premier flies into Seoul on Friday for a summit with South Korea and Japan where he probably hoped to talk about booming trade ties. Instead, he will be put on the spot over North Korea.
Take our quiz and find out how much you know about one of the most serious public health problems in the nation.
Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend. He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties.
Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee said that they agreed to limit the likelihood of a taxpayer bailout of big banks, but liberal Democrats said they would push for reducing the size of the nation’s biggest banks.
A committee of economists, charged with determining the official turning points in the nation’s business cycles, certifies the beginnings and ends of recessions. But this time, the evidence is not so easy to decipher, The New York Times reports.
Turning the tables on a China-based computer espionage gang, Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored a spying operation for the past eight months, observing while the intruders pilfered classified and restricted documents from the highest levels of the Indian Defense Ministry.
Now that landmark legislation overhauling the health insurance system is about to become law, addressing Social Security’s solvency could well become the next big thing for President Obama and Congressional Democrats.
These Somali pirates picked the wrong ship to hijack. Troops aboard the Dutch warship HNLMS Tromp fired warning shots Wednesday off the coast of East Africa as suspected Somali pirates in two small skiffs raced toward their warship, the EU Naval Force said.
The public spat between Greece and Germany over the issue of World War II reparations deepened Friday, when Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed up his deputy's earlier claims by saying that the issue was still "open."
As Greece scrambles to cover its burgeoning national deficit and looks to German pockets for aid, a sideswipe from Greece's Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos over World War II reparations could be a bad move, analysts told CNBC Thursday.
President Obama would have to battle liberals, persuade China to boost its currency 40%, get the world economy to grow much faster and cut taxes for US exporters, the NY Times reports.
As the economy recovers and the outlook for jobs improves, employers are looking to hire again. That’s why now is a good time for the business community to make a belated resolution for 2010: to make the hiring of Soldiers and veterans a top national priority.
As President Obama takes the stage tonight, he will discuss many issues surrounding Afghanistan. One issue he apparently won't be discussing is how to pay for this surge.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lashed out at an agreement for American troops to use more Colombian military bases on Friday, accusing the U.S. of aiming to start a conflict and urging his military to be prepared.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other men accused in the plot will be prosecuted in federal court in New York City, a federal law enforcement official said early on Friday.