NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer speaks on the Ionian ...
Jun 27th, 2009
(AP) - NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer speaks on the Ionian island of Corfu, northwestern Greece, on Saturday, June 27, 2009, during a NATO-Russia Council. The foreign ministers of NATO and Russia are set to resume formal military ties in their first meeting since last year’s war between Russia and Georgia. The talks will be followed Sunday by a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, whose rotating chairmanship Greece currently holds.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) -
Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told American troops on Sunday that he supports a NATO force in Afghanistan after 2014, as Washington and President Hamid Karzai wrangle over a stalled security pact. Hagel travelled to bases in south Afghanistan to meet troops a day after further tensions arose over the Bilateral Secu... [Full Article]
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Geithner, who played a major role in combating the global financial crisis during the four years he served as Treasury secretary, will join the New York-based firm in March as president and managin... [Full Article]
U.S. stock and option exchanges said on Tuesday they have reached a general agreement on how to strengthen securities markets in response to the trading halt in Nasdaq stocks in August, and preliminary timetables to implement those plans. The exchanges said specific details of their proposals will be presented in subsequent rule filings to the Secu... [Full Article]