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  • Top War Crimes Fugitive Karadzic Is Arrested Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    Bosnian Serb wartime president Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted men for his part in civilian massacres, was arrested on Monday, Serbian President Boris Tadic's office said on Monday.

  • Iran Tests Missiles, Says Could Reach Israel, US Bases Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    Iran test fired nine long- and medium-range missiles on Wednesday, state media said, including one which it has said could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region.

  • Saudi and China Make Biggest Impact On Oil Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Saudi Arabia

    Washington has been talking tough on oil prices on several fronts, calling for new trading regulations on speculators and reopening offshore oil drilling. But it's successful jawboning two of our major allies that seems to have had the biggest impact on prices this week.

  • Understanding “Speculators” Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The stock market plunged 170 points this morning and oil jumped over $3, allegedly based on a New York Times story that Israel is carrying out military exercises as a rehearsal to bombing Iran. But actually, the Times story, written by the very able war correspondent Michael R. Gordon, is talking about Israeli training exercises from early June, not now.

  • Oil Prices End Down Near $124 as U.S. Supply Rises Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    U.S. light, sweet crude for June delivery fell $1.58 to settle at $124.22 a barrel Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Oil Prices Finish Volatile Day Just Below $126 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    Oil prices didn't set a Nymex closing record Tuesday, but they came very close.

  • Oil Falls Back From Record Highs on China Demand Monday, 12 May 2008 | 10:01 AM ET

    Oil slipped from a record high over $126 a barrel Monday as a dip in crude oil imports into No. 2 consumer China stirred concerns high prices were eating into demand.

  • Oil Settles Near $124, Posting Yet Another Record Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil futures ended at a record high on Thursday, fueled by yet another rally in heating oil futures, which hit a new peak.

  • Oil Finishes at New Record Peak Above $123 Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    Oil prices climbed to a fresh closing peak of above $123 a barrel despite a big increase in U.S. crude supples.

  • Crude Oil Closes At Record Of Nearly $122 a Barrel Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Crude oil prices closed at yet another record of $121.84 a barrel on Tuesday after a forecast that prices will just keep climbing.

  • Why Crude-Oil Prices Just Keep Going Up and Up Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:06 AM ET

    Robust demand for crude and a weak dollar have fuelled the rally from a dip below $50 at the start of 2007 to $120 a barrel and above.

  • Oil Jumps Nearly $4 to Record $119.97 Close Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:37 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Crude oil futures leaped to a new all-time high above $120 a barrel, as supply concerns grew and the U.S. dollar weakened against the euro. Retail gasoline and diesel prices eased over the weekend, although pricier oil threatens to push them higher again.

  • For Democrats, Instincts Differ on Economics Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 6:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    As they traveled across Indiana and North Carolina over the last few days, trading charges and countercharges about the wisdom of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were really having a larger fight.

  • Oil Ends Up at $116.32 on Jobs Optimism Friday, 2 May 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Oil jumped more than 3 percent to over $116 a barrel Friday, after a report -- showing the U.S. economy lost fewer jobs than feared in April -- eased worries about the country's economic health.

  • Boeing Ponders Next Move While Northrop Fights Back Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    Boeing was debriefed by the Air Force today on why it lost the massive $40 billion tanker deal in a shocking defeat to Northrop Grumman-EADS. Mark McGraw, head of Boeing's tanker program, spoke with me just minutes after the meeting ended.

  • EU Tells Serbia to Protect Foreign Embassies Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 8:44 AM ET
    The U.S. embassy in Belgrade burns after masked attackers broke into the building and set an office on fire at the end of a massive protest against Western-backed Kosovo independence, in the Serbian capital, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. More than 150,000 Serbs gathered at the rally vowing to retake the territory which is viewed as Serbia's religious and national heartland.

    The European Union told Serbia on Friday to protect foreign embassies after an attack on the U.S. embassy that killed one person, and suggested violence could harm its prospects of closer ties with the bloc.

  • Serb Rioters Attack, Break Into US Embassy Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 2:01 PM ET
    The U.S. embassy in Belgrade burns after masked attackers broke into the building and set an office on fire at the end of a massive protest against Western-backed Kosovo independence, in the Serbian capital, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. More than 150,000 Serbs gathered at the rally vowing to retake the territory which is viewed as Serbia's religious and national heartland.

    Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy and set fire to an office after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence that drew an estimated 150,000 people.

  • Wisconsin? The Action Is in Texas and Ohio Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    Before the polls even opened in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the two Democratic contenders had moved on to campaign in Texas and Ohio, the two next big prizes on the primary calendar.

  • Intrade and Political Futures: Bad Bets? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 8:36 AM ET

    Intrade has done an excellent job of predicting election results over the last few years.  But now a little backlash has begun.

  • Primary Choices: John McCain Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 10:00 PM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for president. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are too wedded to discredited economic theories and unwilling even now to break with the legacy of President Bush. We disagree with them strongly on what makes a good Supreme Court justice.

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