*Parliamentary speaker says election will be on June 3. BEIRUT, April 21- Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour.» Read More
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 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.
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.
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.
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 didn't set a Nymex closing record Tuesday, but they came very close.
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.
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 prices climbed to a fresh closing peak of above $123 a barrel despite a big increase in U.S. crude supples.
Crude oil prices closed at yet another record of $121.84 a barrel on Tuesday after a forecast that prices will just keep climbing.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 has done an excellent job of predicting election results over the last few years. But now a little backlash has begun.
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.