Jul 22, 2012
Get your trading week started with video outlooks on the US equity and currency markets. Nick McDonald of Trade With Precision presents a concise technical analysis of these markets for the week ahead, using the Russell 2000® index and the ICE US Dollar Index® as pivotal focuses.
By RACHEL DONADIO
As Prime Minister Mario Monti fights to protect Italy from perilous borrowing costs, some fear that Sicily has become "the Greece" of Italy and is at risk of defaulting on its high debts.
By CHARLIE SAVAGE and THOM SHANKER
The United States, trying to combat Latin American groups that are using Africa to smuggle cocaine into Europe, has begun training an elite counternarcotics police unit in Ghana.
Changing of the Guard
By EDWARD WONG and JONATHAN ANSFIELD
Party elites and their families congregate in the resort of Beidaihe to swim and dine and shape the future of the world's most populous nation.
Thousands of Syrians are waiting out the war being fought just beyond the nearby border.
By JANINE DI GIOVANNI
Even with the violence, daily life in Syria has gone on. Pool parties. Weddings. Card games. But that normalcy will soon be a memory.
By C. J. CHIVERS
In one of nine Turkish-run camps, Syrians cheered by rebels' gains across the border insist their enemies are weakening and they will be going home.
By ERIC SCHMITT and HELENE COOPER
The United States has for now abandoned efforts for a diplomatic settlement to Syria's conflict, and instead will add aid for opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
Violent clashes continued on Sunday in certain quarters of Aleppo and Damascus as Syrian government forces fought to regain control over areas that rebels claimed to have seized in recent days.