Convened in Washington, in November 2008, the first G-20 summit was a hasty attempt by top economies to forge common cause against a rapidly escalating financial crisis.
As bright spring days gradually turn hot and muggy, the consensus in Damascus is that the protest movement has been badly burnt. The activist Facebook group Syrian Revolution 2011 put out an order for a general strike across Syria on Wednesday calling for “mass protests” and the closure of all schools, universities, shops and restaurants, “not even taxis.” But there was no apparent strike on Wednesday morning in central Damascus.
One of the most encouraging developments to come out of the TIME/ABC News Summit on Obesity earlier this month was an emerging consensus among nutrition experts about what constitutes a healthy diet. Here, one of America’s most prominent diet gurus summarizes key points of agreement.
Is it legally permissible and medically ethical to abort a woman for “psychiatric reasons”?
Kate Middleton seems like a nice girl from a solid middle-class background. She’s jolly sensible and keeps her mouth shut, and as far as we can tell, Prince William has found a keeper
Battling terrorism on the home front could forever be tangled up in politics, but what if it weren’t?
Apple profits jumped 47 percent on surging iPhone and Macintosh computer sales in the latest quarter, capping a remarkable boom year for a company whose rivals were lucky to tread water. Although Google and other tech companies have recently reported strong results or an improved outlook, raising optimism in the sector, none have outstripped expectations as markedly as Apple.
New data released Thursday suggests that the Arctic Ocean will be “largely ice free” during summer within a decade. The report, complied by the UK-based Catlin Arctic Survey and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is the latest research into ice thickness in the Arctic