WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When British Prime Minister David Cameron meets fellow EU leaders in Brussels in a week, they will argue over stubborn differences on a broadly agreed text on EU reform to help keep Britain in the bloc. It is unclear how far any accord may do more than provide domestic political comfort for Cameron to campaign to retain British EU membership in a referendum. The following will be key areas for debate: EURO ZONE One of only two EU states neither to use the euro nor be bound to adopt it in time, Britain stands alone in insisting there will never be just one currency in the bloc, and Cameron demanded safeguards, particularly for London's vital financial sector, from being harmed by decisions taken by the euro zone.