U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (C) takes his seat ...
Feb 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (C) takes his seat to testify about monetary policy before the House Financial Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) -
By Nick Tattersall and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that U.S. action alone would not be enough to resolve the Syrian crisis. Taking a cautious line at a joint news confer... [Full Article]
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ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan says it will conduct a recount or re-do the vote for eight national assembly seats following allegations of vote rigging in the recent election. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]