The UN Security Council plans to discuss on
Wednesday Afghanistan's transition to full sovereign ownership,
including security responsibility, with the expected withdrawal of
30,000 US troops next year.
Tax hikes will absolutely not be part of any debt-ceiling and budget deficit reduction deal between the White House and Congress, two top GOP lawmakers say.
The Detroit Three gained U.S. market share in June from 2010 levels, but overall U.S. demand for cars and light trucks slowed from May's eight-month low as consumers waited for vehicles to arrive from earthquake-damaged Japan.
A 4.5-billion-euro (6.5-billion-dollar) budget surplus in the European Union's 2010 budget is to be returned to the bloc's member states, the European Parliament decided on Tuesday.
Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to disburse a further $17.41 billion (12 billion euros) to Greece, with the final details of an additional aid package to be worked out in the coming weeks.
Some people choose to chase the American dream by becoming their own boss. Four business owners have worked or are working for another employer, but decided to start their own businesses.
The former head of the US intelligence service,
ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, took up his post Friday as the new