Bill Clinton gets second chance with North Korea

Bill Clinton, whose hopes for a peacemaking trip to North Korea fizzled while he was still president, got a second chance on Tuesday and negotiated the release of two American journalists in Pyongyang.

Bill Clinton in North Korea, meets Kim Jong-il

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to North Korea on Tuesday to try to win the release of two jailed American journalists, and met the country's reclusive leader Kim Jong-il.

Bill Clinton in North Korea to win reporters' release

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to North Korea on Tuesday to try to win the release of two jailed American journalists, a move some analysts said could mark the isolated state's return to talks over nuclear weapons.

Reporters' families seek mercy from North Korea

Relatives of two U.S. journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea called on the reclusive state to show compassion, while Pyongyang threatened to use nuclear weapons to defend itself.

North Korea jails U.S. journalists,warns U.N.

North Korea, facing U.N. sanctions for last month's nuclear test, on Monday raised the stakes in its growing confrontation with Washington by sentencing two U.S. journalists to 12 years hard labor for grave crimes.

Former VP Gore backs climate change bill

Former vice president Al Gore testified before the Congress on Friday that he supports a climate legislation which he says, will solve problems with the economy, climate and national security.

Al Gores TV Files For IPO Worth $100 Mil

Current Media Inc., a TV network and web site founded by U.S. Vice President Al Gore, filed papers for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock market worth as much as $100 million.

Tata Motors unveils world's cheapest car Nano

Amid a great deal of hype and fanfare, Tata Motors, frontrunners in the acquisition race for Ford Motor's British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover, unveiled its People's Car rechristened Nano, that meets Euro 4 emission and safety norms in the India Auto Expo 2008, New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 10.

Gore calls for early climate pact

Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore urged governments on Friday to advance by two years a new treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions instead of waiting until the Kyoto pact expires in 2012.


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Gore's Current TV enlists Web users to shape news

Current, the television network backed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore, is embarking on a new Internet strategy to enlist viewers in submitting video and commentary to create broadcast TV news.
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Wealthy investing more in environment

Green -- not greed -- is good these days, especially if you're rich and want to be seen to care. Some clients are increasingly seeking environmentally friendly investments and ways to minimize their impact on the environment, their private bankers said at the Reuters Wealth Management Summit in Geneva.
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Clinton laugh, Giuliani phone stir U.S. campaign

What does Democrat Hillary Clinton's laugh have in common with Republican Rudy Giuliani's cell phone?Both are causing waves on the U.S. presidential campaign trail for the leading candidates in each party.
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Al Gore collects interactive Emmy for Current TV

Six months after grabbing Oscar glory for his eco-documentary An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore collected an Emmy Award on Sunday for his fledgling youth-oriented cable network, Current TV.
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Greenspan criticizes Bush policies in memoir

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticizes President George W. Bush's administration and Republican congressional leaders in his memoir for putting political imperatives ahead of sound economic policies, several newspapers reported on Friday.