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That commercial for Cadillac is everything France hates about the U.S.

It’s fair to assume that Cadillac didn’t have its French customers in mind when it released its latest TV spot.... Read more»1

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Egypt

Oil prices ease as Suez Canal concerns abate

Oil dropped from a two-year high, but held above $100 as concern eased that supplies through the Suez Canal may be disrupted by unrest in Egypt.... Read more»

Egypt: Crowds in Cairo swell ahead of 'march of a million'

Thousands of people are gathering in central Cairo, answering a call by opponents of President Hosni Mubarak for a “march of a million” Tuesday in the capital. Many protesters defied a curfew to bunker down overnight in Tahrir Square. (with video)... Read more»

Egyptians gather for 'march of a million'

In what could be a crucial shift against embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the army announced it would not fire on protesters a day ahead of Tuesday’s planned million-man march in Cairo.... Read more»

Myanmar to have an elected leader, junta says

Myanmar’s next president will be an elected member of parliament, ruling out the country’s current military chief as a candidate, state media announced Monday.... Read more»

Israel allows 800 Egyptian troops into the Sinai

Israel has allowed Egypt to move about 800 troops into the Sinai peninsula for the first time since the countries signed a 1979 peace treaty.... Read more»

Cairo protest aims to draw one million

Protesters in Egypt have called for a massive demonstration in Cairo on Tuesday in a bid to force Hosni Mubarak to give up power.... Read more»

In Cairo, security forces begin to reassert authority

Two Egyptian fighter planes blasted across the smog-filled skies of Cairo, just minutes after the military-imposed curfew began, leaving thunderous booms in their wake that few in the capital could miss. The low, circular patterns these planes traced over Cairo’s city center, Tahrir Square, produced a resounding show of force that seemed aimed at the thousands of anti-government demonstrators chanting below.... Read more»

Exiled Islamist leader returns to Tunisia

Rachid Ghannouchi, an Islamist leader, returns to Tunisia after 22 years of exile. His return comes after the ousting of Tunisia’s president.... Read more»

Egypt: ElBaradei joins protesters in Tahrir Square

The main opposition leader, Mohammad ElBaradei, joined hands with protesters in the main Tahrir Square Sunday evening and called on Mubarak to step down.... Read more»

Will phone hacking case be Rupert Murdoch's comeuppance?

The titans of industry and their political servants gathered in Davos this week are missing one major figure: media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The almost-80-year-old owner of the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Times of London and 20th Century Fox is stuck in London putting out a major fire: a phone-hacking scandal.... Read more»

ElBaradei urges U.S. to take action against Mubarak

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has called on U.S. President Barack Obama to press Egypt President Hosni Mubarak to give up power, and that failing to take more forceful action would cost the U.S. “whatever is left” of its credibility. (with video)... Read more»

Mubarak's son flees to Britain with mother, sister

Twitter was buzzing Sunday with news of sightings of Gamal Mubarak, once seen as a possible successor to Hosni Mubarak, in London.... Read more»

Egypt: Protesters clash with police as army holds back

Protesters in Cairo continued to control the streets for a sixth straight day on Sunday, demanding nothing less than for President Hosni Mubarak to step down. As Mubarak’s grip on power dwindles, however, concerns about what will happen next have begun to filter through the crowds. (with video)... Read more»

Egypt: Protesters dig in deeper, feel the absence of police

Protesters in Cairo, feeling the absence of the police, have begun defending their own turf, while continuing their call for Mubarak to step down. (with video)... Read more»

Analysis: If Mubarak falls in Egypt, will Israel lose an ally?

Israelis are watching with growing wariness the burgeoning protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, a long-standing pillar of Israel’s regional standing with which the Jewish state shares a peace treaty and strategic cooperation.... Read more»

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