The US House of Representatives and the Senate have reached a preliminary agreement on a $789 billion economic stimulus package. Lawmakers are expected to cast final votes on the package on Thursday and Friday.
In this edition: US President Barack Obama declares wage war on fat cats; Lincoln bicentenary leads to Abe-mania again; the Chavez media offensive in Venezuela; and Michelito, a Mexican child bullfighter.
Supporters and critics of new US president Barack Obama debate the benefits of and possible backlashes against the new stimulus plan online. Bloggers comment on drought in China and the Dalai Lama's Twitter account is exposed as a fake.
US President Barack Obama ordered an immediate 60-day review of the government's cyber crime safeguards, naming Melissa Hathaway, a top U.S. intelligence official, to oversee protection of vital security and economic information.
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday 61-37 in favour of President Barack Obama's $838 billion economic rescue plan, with weak Republican support, setting the stage for tough negotiations over the final version of the bill.
In his first press conference since moving into the White House, US President Barack Obama warned that if Congress failed to act fast, the US economy risked sinking into a "negative spiral" that could prolong the current recession.
US President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, to push his 800 billion dollar stimulus plan, currently under review in the Senate. He will then have his first press conference since moving into the White House.
US President Barack Obama has stated that the stimulus package under debate is all the more urgent based on a report by the US Department of Labour on Friday revealing that the unemployment rate had surged to 7.6%.
Bigger than the Dalai Lama: that's the verdict on Barack Obama according to a Harris Interactive poll for France 24 and the International Herald Tribune that gaged the popularity and influence of world leaders.