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Merkel Admits 'Numerous Failures' In Neo-Nazi Investigation

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Wednesday that German security services made "numerous failures" in allowing a small band of neo-...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Higher Interest Rates For Strong European Countries Troubling | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

The contagion of higher borrowing costs in Europe continued to spread on Wednesday, reaching even some of continent's strongest economies, raising nat...

German Inflation Fetish Risks Global Catastrophe

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The world's most irresponsible global citizen of the moment is not North Korea or Iran, despite the obvious dangers each poses. It is not China, favor...

Merkel's Call For EU Presidential Election Met With Skepticism, Praise

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union is often derided for being run by faceless bureaucrats. Germany's governing party thinks it has a solution: a direct vo...

Unlikely Pairs Make Out In Benetton Ad

Posted 11.17.2011 | World

UPDATE: Benetton has withdrawn the ad showing Pope Benedict XVI after the Vatican called it "unacceptable," the Associated Press reports. There's n...

Is Europe Over?

John Feffer | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
John Feffer

The social ideals that once animated the European project are dissipating fast. The current crisis and the resulting austerity measures have served to further Americanize Europe through privatization, reduction of government services, and the like.

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

Germany's Leader Looking To Speed Up EU Charter Reform

Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to speed up reform of the European Union treaty and wants all 27 EU member states to...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Fears Of Italy Default Grow As Borrowing Costs Rise | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Market confidence in Italy's ability to pay its bills faded quickly on Wednesday, and experts warn that fears of Italian default could weigh heavily o...

German Chancellor: Europe Has A Long Road Ahead

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday it would take a decade before the euro zone was in a better position and there was much ...

Forbes Includes Just 6 Women In List Of Top 70 'Most Powerful People'

Posted 01.03.2012 | World

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the world's 70 Most Powerful People. You would think that such a list would be filled with fascinating people o...

Greece Threatened With Eurozone Expulsion

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER and GREG KELLER | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business

CANNES, France -- European leaders drew a line in the sand for Greece on Wednesday, saying its referendum on a hard-won bailout deal will decide wheth...

Sarkozy: Greek PM 'Took The Whole Of Europe By Surprise'

Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's prime minister faces a grilling from the leaders of Germany and France on Wednesday after fighting to win the backing ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Europe Nears Reckoning On Greek Debt | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

While significantly bolder than expected, the newest plan proposed by euro zone leaders may still not be enough to quell the crisis in Europe. Euro...

Beyond the Financial Crisis: Germany's Plan to Regrow the Global Economy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business
Jeremy Rifkin

The world community will be watching the German experiment closely to see whether a new economic model take shape there can serve as a template for ushering in a new economic era. Germany's future, as well as Europe's and the world, depends on its success.

Sarkozy To British PM: 'Shut Up'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

Feeling the pressure to act decisively in order to avert regional disaster, European leaders are becoming increasingly testy. French President Nico...

WATCH: Giulia Sarkozy Heads Home... With Gifts!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.23.2011 | Style

Giulia Sarkozy is homeward bound -- and she's got some gifts waiting for her. Born to Carla Bruni and French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday...

For European Leaders, The Way Forward On Debt Crisis Remains Unclear

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — European leaders yet again put off the tough decisions needed to save the continent from its debt crisis but promised Sunday that a c...

Merkel, Sarkozy Look To Resolve Differences Over Euro Crisis

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will thrash out differences with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday over how to use the...

Germany Celebrates 21st Anniversary Of Reunification

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

BERLIN -- Germany is celebrating the anniversary of its reunification 21 years ago after four decades of Cold War division. Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

Merkel in the Kitchen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


German Parliament Passes Expanded Euro Fund

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

BERLIN — Germany kept alive hopes that the 17-nation euro currency can survive the sprawling debt crisis when lawmakers in Europe's largest econ...

Merkel Fighting For Measures Inadequate To Stop Euro Crisis

New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

PARIS — Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, finds herself once again in the politically perilous position of balancing the future of Europe and i...

The German-American Relationship: In the Name of What?

Catherine Cheney | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Catherine Cheney

In years past, Germany was the object rather than the subject of American foreign policy. But with its expanding influence, the country is now confronted with choices it did not have before, on issues that extend far beyond its borders.

Endgame for the Euro

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 11.18.2011 | World
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

It's certainly not too early to ask: What would a post-euro Europe look like... and what are the alternatives?