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Greece: Never on a Sunday But Bail Us Out on Monday? Defeat or Development

Vanessa Andris | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

Are you a tourist with tons of money you would like to spend while on vacation in Greece -- happy to help the struggling economy and come home with something special? Well, if it's Sunday, you can forget it.

European Analogies to the 1920s and '30s

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Robert Zevin

The slow motion train wreck that is the Eurozone continues to roil bond markets, banks and governments as countries pursue policies of reduced spending.

The Magic and Whimsy of Sintra, Portugal

Michael Tulipan | Posted 05.27.2011 | Travel
Michael Tulipan

2011-03-28-sintrapull.gif Less than an hour by train west of Lisbon is the small town of Sintra, which served as the summer retreat for the Portuguese royal family for centuries.

Portugal Unlikely To Seek EU Bailout Package

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LISBON/BRUSSELS - The resignation of Portugal's prime minister will dominate a summit of EU leaders on the European economy on Thursday and Friday, wi...

Portuguese Prime Minister Resigns

Reuters | Daniel Alvarenga and Axel Bugge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 10:35:50 PM By Daniel Alvarenga and Axel Bugge LISBON, March 23 (Reuters) - Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned on W...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

Five Unique Experiences in Lisbon, Portugal

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The compact city invades the senses with colorful facades and intricate balconies, blaring fado music, neighborhood tussles, and roller coaster tram rides.

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Greek Crisis Is Burdened by Lack of Political Consent

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

If the Greek Prime Minister and the head of the opposition party take steps towards the establishment of a new era of less partisan polarization, Greece would have much more to gain than to lose.

Euro Zone Proposal For Strapped Countries: Buy Back Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - European leaders should not shy away from a proposal to buy back the bonds of troubled euro member states but should not rely too much on ...

EU Debt Crisis Is 'Systemic,' According To Official's Warning

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS/BERLIN (By Jan Strupczewski and Erik Kirschbaum): European Union leaders will be warned on Thursday that a rolling debt crisis poses a system...

Who's in Control?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the tenth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide ...

Innovation in a Crisis Economy

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Throughout North America, there is an incredible sense of uncertainty. What will the new normal be?

IMF: Different Eurozone Growth Rates Pose Risk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund says there is a risk of "big difficulties" because of different rates of growth amo...

The End of the Keynesian Experiment

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

It is not too long -- less than a decade I would guess -- before the Keynesian Experiment comes to an end, and the world can finally get back on a more productive and healthy track.

Spain's Banks Seen As Weak Link In Debt Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mounting bad loans, competition for funds and exposure to wobbly Portugal make Spain's banks a potential liability as the country fights to avoid an I...

North Korea, Ireland and Other Lunatic Nations

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

With all the international turmoil, Americans finally, by default, had reason to celebrate Thanksgiving. After all, their problems are soluble.

Castro SLAMS Obama: World's 'Best Snake Charmer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro used some colorful language while lashing out in a new article on U.S. leadership, calling President Barack Obama the...

News You May Have Missed (PHOTOS): Week In Review, Nov. 14-20

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters seemed to run rampant in the third week of November 2010, with ongoing massive demonstrations taking place not just in Greece and Thailand,...

Obama In Lisbon: U.S. Looking Forward To NATO Alliance 'For The 21st Century'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. intends to work with Portugal and all of Europe to support vigorous steps to strengthen ...

In Memoriam: Nathan Oliveira 1928-2010

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Nathan Oliveira was an exceptionally fine painter, and an empathetic teacher. In his own art, and in the art that he admired, he was involved in the search for something that transcended time.

PHOTOS: 5 Easy Day Trips From Lisbon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The pretty Portuguese capital is a joy to stroll around, but some of the country's top sights are within a day trip's reach. So steal yourself away fr...

Fun With Fado? Deolinda Plays Joe's Pub

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michal Shapiro

Lisbon-based Deolinda is not a Fado band. The influence of the music is very much there, but the tone is utterly different. It is whimsical and playful, but it never gets quite as brooding as Fado.

UN Security Council Adds Emerging Powers; Canada Causes Stir

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

India, South Africa, Germany, Portugal and Colombia were elected to the UN Security Council. But the defeat of Canada, often considered the Boy Scout of the world body, prompted some head-scratching.

Christine O'Donnell and the Diminishing of America's Number One Status

Grant Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Lyon

The Tea Party loves saying, "We're number one." In fact, every country is number one at something. Italy is number one for cesarean sections and Australia is number one for car thefts. We should be more specific.