According to the White House, "President Obama spoke with [South] Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula."
Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.
Picking one's way through the financial gobbledygook, two key words emerged: "Austerity" was one, "discipline" the other.
Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Results of Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections have upended the United Russia party's dominance of the government. They foreshadow new challenges to current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."
Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.