Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. were among retailers sending representatives to a meeting near Frankfurt to discuss allying to improve worker safety in Bangladesh following the nation’s biggest industrial disaster.
President Barack Obama is under renewed pressure from lawmakers to increase U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after U.S. intelligence agencies reported “with varying degrees of confidence” that the regime may have used small amounts of sarin nerve gas.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is seeking corroboration of intelligence that Bashar al- Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, reiterating that confirmation would be a “game- changer” for the U.S. response.
The European Union said “more clarity” is needed on the situation in Syria after U.S. intelligence agencies reported “with varying degrees of confidence” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have used small amounts of sarin nerve gas.
The European Union invited the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo for another round of talks in Brussels tomorrow as the bloc prepares to release a report on Serbia’s preparedness to begin membership talks.
Serbia and Kosovo ended another round of European Union-mediated talks without an accord and have “some hours left” to reach a compromise before EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton presents a report.
The European Union urged Serbia to make a final attempt at a political settlement with Kosovo as a deadline looms for an agreement that would allow the former Yugoslav republic to open EU membership talks.