The U.K. and Ecuador made no breakthrough today in talks on the impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the fugitive anti-secrecy advocate marks one year holed up in the Andean country’s London embassy.
The World Bank raised its 2013 economic-growth forecast for Kenya, citing lower interest rates and growing investment, while warning that “external shocks” threaten to undermine East Africa’s largest economy.
Deep under rolling green farmlands in northeastern France, scientists study clay geology to see if it can safely house the country’s deadliest nuclear waste. Above ground, some people in the village of Bure are saying: Non!
Spot gasoline and diesel in Los Angeles advanced against futures as Chevron Corp.’s El Segundo plant was said to be planning repairs on two crude units and five tankers were scheduled to load fuel in the West for export.
Top U.S. national security officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met at the White House today on U.S. policy toward Syria, according to a U.S. official.