The European Union responded to the Arab uprisings of 2011 with pledges that echo what it is now offering Ukraine: “full support to the transition” in a “new partnership” that yields “improved opportunities for economic prosperity” plus “strengthened regional stability.”
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, scolded on the international stage last year for the U.S. debt- limit impasse, returns to Group of 20 talks positioned to play his job’s traditional role of chief promoter of faster growth and more jobs.
Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital says the rout in emerging-market stocks will deepen, pitting the firm against calls by BlackRock Inc. and Templeton Asset Management that shares are cheap and will lure buyers.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is disputing U.S. allegations that he used chemical weapons against civilians, and said the Obama administration hasn’t proved he did, according to CBS News correspondent Charlie Rose.
Republican presidential candidates promised to deliver the leadership that Washington needs to overcome congressional gridlock as they pitched their plans for jobs and taxes and called for the removal of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a debate tonight at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Participating in the event, sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, were former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; Texas Governor Rick Perry; former pizza magnate Herman Cain; Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman; Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker; Ron Paul, a Texas representative; former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Moderators of the debate included PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, Bloomberg reporter