North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
SEOUL North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday as he attempted to leave the isolated country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.
PARIS French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that further aid for Spain could take the form of an increase in Europe's rescue fund or action by the European Central Bank, though he hoped neither option was necessary.
"I hope it will not be necessary to intervene again," he told France 2 television. "If we have to intervene, it could be an increase in the firewalls ... or interventions by the (European) central bank."
"The president of the central bank has said, and it's a statement that we should not take lightly, that he has no hang-up about interventions."
Worries that Spain may have to appeal for a full-fledged international bailout, on top of its request for 100 billion euros to recapitalize its ailing banks, have pushed Spanish borrowing costs up to euro-era highs in recent days.
(Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur)
SYDNEY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.