NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, right, waves as ...
Jul 30th, 2009
(AP) - NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, right, waves as he leaves NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday July 30, 2009. De Hoop Scheffer has stepped down as NATO’s secretary-general after over five years in office. His successor, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, formally assumes office on Monday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) -
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]
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The secret network of black site prisons across Europe that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects got a rare public hearing Tuesday at Europe's human rights court. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]