BBC World Service - Most Recent
Mar 9, 2012
Last month, the jobless rate was 8.3 percent in the U.S. The new number comes out this morning, and we aren't the only ones watching.
Mar 8, 2012
Private bond holders have until this afternoon to decide if they'll take major losses on their investments in order to keep Greece out of a messy default, and avoid another global crisis.
Mar 5, 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao of China announced that growth would be only 7.5 percent, a number that falls below what is considered a critical growth rate for keeping the Chinese population happy.
Mar 1, 2012
North Korea has reached a deal with the U.S. to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid. Because of sanctions, the U.S. hasn't sent food to North Korea since 2009, despite reports of significant malnutrition in the country.
Feb 29, 2012
The BBC's Roland Buerk is one of the few foreign journalists who has been allowed inside the Fukushima nuclear power station that melted down after the earthquake in Japan last year. He describes the atmosphere, and the steps for the future.
Feb 29, 2012
James Murdoch, son of Rupert, has stepped down as chairman of News International. The resignation distances him from the newspaper arm of the business, which is a major part of British media.
Feb 27, 2012
Some volunteer tax experts from Germany want to head to Greece for a series of tax collection workshops to help Greece increase its revenue, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea.
Feb 24, 2012
Basketball star Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company that makes sportswear. He says Qiodan is using his name without permission, and has filed suit in a Chinese court.
Feb 22, 2012
The word 'Mademoiselle' seems as French as the Eiffel Tower. But from now on, it will be banned from official government forms.