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Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

It's the Politics, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The financial mess in the United States as well as in the eurozone are political in their core.

Greece Bans Short Selling As Stock Market Tanks

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece on Monday banned short selling on the stock market for two months, after shares on the Athens Stock Exchange plunged to ...

9 Google Complaints In EU Antitrust Probe

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google faces a total of nine antitrust complaints which EU regulators are now investigating, two sources s...

Sex Slaves From China Surface in Helsinki Art

J. L. Morin | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
J. L. Morin

Finland has a history of exposing traffickers, but only recently has the world woken up to focus on the canker of sex slavery. An art installation in Helsinki points out the reality of prostitution for export by China.

The E.U.'s Epic Paid Vacation Time Revealed

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) - Germans may accuse spendthrift euro zone southerners of too much play and not enough work, but they enjoy the most ge...

The U.S. Debt Ceiling: The How, Why and What Could Happen?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Mirroring issues in the EU, a problem of debt cannot be solved by yet more debt. With the threat of a downgrade looming, any rise in interest rates could make the situation worse, hitting the tax payer and U.S. exporters.

Moody's Further Cuts Greece's Debt Rating, Says Default Almost Certain

Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

ATHENS (Ingrid Melander and George Georgiopoulos) - Moody's cut Greece's credit rating further into junk territory on Monday and said it was almos...

Second Greece Bailout Sends World Stocks Up

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

LONDON -- Relief at a bailout package for Greece drove global shares higher Friday after European leaders made sweeping changes to a rescue fund in an...

EU Gets Tough On Banks

AP | By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union proposed new, tougher rules for banks that will force them to raise some euro460 billion ($650 billion) in capital by 2...

EU Commission: Find Consensus On Greece Or Global Economy Will Suffer

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Luke Baker and Philipp Halstrick) - EU leaders must find a convincing solution to Greece's debt crisis at a summit on Thursday...

Anne in Tanglewood With DSK: Preparing a Man for Prison

Vanessa Andris | Posted 09.19.2011 | Crime
Vanessa Andris

If you've never had your man indicted for a major crime, you may not understand what Anne Sinclair is doing by accompanying her husband to a summer symphony as he awaits trial. But I do.

Simon Johnson: Europe's Three Forms Of Contagion

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

There are three types of contagion in a financial crisis, when the potential collapse of a firm, bank or country threatens to spiral out of control. T...

If Europe Is a Bellwether for America: Economic Ruin... Comin' Right Up!

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

There is a real, proven dynamic indicating that what happens in Europe tends to make its way over here. It's not at all like Las Vegas.

Eight European Banks Flunk Stress Tests

Associated Press | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's banking regulator says eight of 90 banks flunked stress tests that project how they would fare in another recessi...

Europe Will Support Banks That Cannot Quickly Raise Enough Capital

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (John O'Donnell) - European countries will support banks that fail stress tests if those lenders cannot raise capital from investors with...

Flying Through EU Skies? Then Expect to Play by EU Rules

Martin Rivers | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Martin Rivers

Beyond the brinkmanship and legal wrangling, Europe's path is clear. The ETS has committed to cutting emissions 21 percent against 2005 levels by 2020.

Europe Gives Greece $17 Billion To Avoid Default

The New York Times | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

Euro zone finance ministers confirmed Friday that they would announce the release of a $17.4 billion, or €12 billion, installment of aid for Greece ...

WATCH: Greek Austerity Protesters Clash With Police

Posted 08.28.2011 | World

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek police fired teargas and battled groups of hooded youths near parliament on Tuesday in a rally against anti-austerity m...

Greek Riot Police Respond To Protestors With Tear Gas

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Hours of rioting outside Greece's parliament left 46 people injured Tuesday, on the eve of a vote by lawmakers to adopt more pa...

George Soros: Country Leaving Euro Currency 'Probably Inevitable'

Posted 08.26.2011 | Business

VIENNA - Billionaire investor George Soros thinks a country will eventually exit the euro zone and urged policymakers on Sunday to come up with a ...

Rubber Hits The Road For Erection Boosting Condom

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The so-called "Viagra condom" came another step closer to popping up on store shelves and in bedrooms on June 20 when Futura Medical, the product's ma...

World Stocks, Crude Prices Fall After Europe Delays Greek Decision

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

LONDON - (Dominic Lau) - World stocks, the euro and crude prices fell on Monday and bond yields in heavily indebted euro zone countries jumped aft...

UN Climate Negotiations: Denmark and Bolivia Present Their Emissions Reductions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- On Thursday, specific nations presented their work to reduce emissions. Thursday morning, Canada, the EU, the Alliance of Small Islan...

Italy's Voters Scrap Nuclear Energy

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

The outcome of this weekend's referendum sends a strong signal to the nuclear energy industry as Italy joins Switzerland and Germany in shelving plans for nuclear energy. The role of the people was critical in each country.