European Union nations — except Britain and the Czech Republic — have agreed to sign a treaty to enforce budget discipline in the eurozone. European leaders meeting in Brussels Monday also promised to stimulate growth and create jobs.
Starbucks has announced that it is joining forces with major Indian food company Tata to open coffee outlets. The first stores are scheduled to open in Mumbai and New Delhi this summer. Foreign competitors, like Italy's Lavazza, already have opened stores.
Several top Egyptian generals are visiting the United States as the two countries try to work through points of friction, including U.S. military aid to Egypt and the recent Egyptian crackdown on American democracy groups.
Whether throwing it, dumping it or serving it, protesters have used food to express their discontent with public figures for centuries. The delivery of 500 tacos to a Connecticut mayor's office is just the latest incarnation.
For more on the situation in Syria, Audie Cornish talks with Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He says the Assad regime is likely to hang on far longer than anyone could have predicted when the uprising began last March.
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