By Peter Spiegel Los Angeles Times Fallon, nominated as the new head of U.S. forces in the region, tells a Senate panel that democracy is far off.
By The Associated Press Deutsche Welle The European Union and NATO could not deal jointly and effectively with a world crisis, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer warned in Berlin.
By Steven Weisman International Herald Tribune European governments are resisting Bush administration demands that they put heavier economic pressure on Iranian companies. The resistance threatens to open a new rift between Europe and the United States over Iran.
By The Associated Press BBC News Online The US has rejected a call from the head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog for a “timeout” in the showdown with Iran over its nuclear programme.
By Nathan Gardels International Herald Tribune DAVOS, Switzerland: This year’s theme at the World Economic Forum annual meeting here — “the shifting power equation” — confirms the view of many participants that power is draining away from the United States to multiple centers as countries from Brazil to China move beyond “emerging” market status to […]