America’s emergency stockpile of oil stands twice as large as the amount required by an international pact. George Soros has proposed selling some now to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin -- and U.S. lawmakers are starting to listen.
Europe’s natural gas prices would have to double to lure enough cargoes from the global market to replace Russian supplies, adding to the challenges of decreasing the region’s dependence on its neighbor.
On the second floor of a plush Rio de Janeiro mall, Pele flashed the smile that first captivated global audiences 50 years ago and cut a ribbon to open Swiss watchmaker Hublot SA’s first store in Latin America.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self- proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, defended Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law as an eloquent speaker who didn’t have anything to do with military operations.