What are U.N. Millennium Development Goals?

(Reuters) The U.N. Millennium Development Goals, approved in 2000 by U.N. member states and the world's top development organizations, are the theme of next week's General Assembly gathering of world leaders. The

Russia market crisis could help Kremlin hawks

By Michael Stott (Reuters) Russia's worst financial market crisis since 1998 could strengthen further the Kremlin hawks who favour a strong state and oppose closer links with the West. Emboldened by military

Planning a bailout? Italy shows the way

By Jo Winterbottom (Reuters)  Italy may have earned a bad name for changing the rules to rescue its corporations, but in these straitened times Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's bespoke bailout of airline

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