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Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was a tumultuous one around the world. U.S. officials condemned a "deplorable" video showing Marines urinating on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan -- and categorically denied any U.S. involvement in the car bomb killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran. In Europe, Standard & Poor's stripped France of its AAA credit rating (sacre bleu!) and downgraded eight other countries. In China, Apple halted sales of the iPhone 4S after a near-riot outside the company's flagship store in Beijing (what does Siri have to say about that?). Meanwhile, here at home, Rick Perry condemned "vulture capitalism," a Gingrich-aligned super PAC released a long Romney-as-rapacious-capitalist video that looked like it had been produced by Occupy, and John McCain called Citizens United "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." Welcome to 2012's beyond left and right politics.

Merkel: Mass Eurozone Downgrade Highlights Need For Strong 'Fiscal Compact'

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

* Leaders see downgrades as wake-up call * Italy seen as problem child number one * Merkel says decision should not impe...

S&P Likely To Downgrade Much Of Eurozone

AP | By SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

PARIS -- Mounting speculation that a leading credit agency is to imminently downgrade the ratings of a number of eurozone countries drove global marke...

German Chancellor Minimizes Possible S&P Downgrade

AP | DAVID RISING and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

BERLIN — Plans by France and Germany to save the euro through closer European unity faced a serious challenge Tuesday from Britain, as deep divi...

S&P To Warn Of Downgrades For All Of Eurozone: Officials

Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's is expected to announce later on Monday that it may downgrade the credit ratings of all 17 euro zone countries, two E...