President Nicolas Sarkozy formally declared his candidacy for a second term seeking to overturn a wide poll lag with promises to get the unemployed back to work and use referendums to consult the French people on reforms.
Members of the UK’s Defence Select Committee have confirmed that a group of British Members of Parliament (lawmakers) will be visiting the Malvinas Islands next month to inspect Britain’s military force after heightening tensions with Argentina before the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
US stocks fell for the third session in four, with market direction largely dictated by the swings in shares of Apple, the largest company in the world. Meanwhile, European shares ended off session highs in thin trade.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick said today he plans to step down on June 30 when his five-year term ends.
A portrait of a female nude by Francis Bacon sold for 21.3 million pounds ($33.7 million) at Christie's on Tuesday, helping bring the total for the post-war and contemporary evening sale in London to 80.6 million pounds ($127.5 million).
Lucky couples have been married each year on Valentine Day's on the top of the Empire State Building for nearly two decades but this year for the first time two same sex couples said "I do" at the iconic New York landmark.
Euro zone finance ministers dropped plans today for a special face-to-face meeting on Greece's new international bailout, as the cabinet in Athens argued up to the last minute on plugging a 325 million euro ($427 million)gap in its austerity plan.
US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today said the Obama Administration's plan to revamp the corporate tax system will cut "dozens and dozens" of tax breaks enjoyed by business, while keeping a limited number that focus on keeping jobs in the United States.
World stocks retreated today on fresh concerns over Greece's bailout and on weak US retail sales that gave investors pause about a rally that had pushed a broad measure of US equities to almost a seven-month high this week.