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Is QE2 the Road to Zimbabwe-style Hyperinflation? Not Likely

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Unlike Zimbabwe, the U.S. can easily get the currency it needs without being beholden to anyone. But wouldn't that dilute the value of the currency? No.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google Searches

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS — European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by ju...

The Eurozone Endgame: Four Scenarios

baselinescenario.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the aftermath of the Irish bailout, the German proposal for a future sovereign and/or senior bank debt restructuring mechanism within the eurozone ...

EU Denies Pushing Portugal Towards A Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN/LISBON: European officials denied "absolutely false" reports Portugal was under pressure to seek a bailout and Spain ruled out on Friday needin...

Tom Geoghegan on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Tom Geoghegan, author of the new book Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help Get You a Life, stopped by The Interview Show.

Portugal Braces For Next Wave Of Speculative Trades After Ireland Crisis

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal is bracing for an increase in speculative trades against it as some investors expect it to be the next European nati...

Third World Europe

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There will be many twists and turns as the Ireland debt crisis unfolds and there's a chance a resolution might just lead to Asia. Here's how I see it...

Greek Riots; Protesters Clash With Police At 1973 Uprising Anniversary March (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Youths hurled rocks, flares and smashed-up paving stones at police outside the U.S. Embassy in Athens on Wednesday, during a mas...

Irish Economic Crisis: Will Ireland Leave Europe and Join the United States?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

Nobody knows what is coming next, but one thing is clear: Ireland is rudderless and adrift in mid-Atlantic. We are looking for a bailout. And it appears that we are drifting towards Washington.

Sara May Bikini PHOTOS: Polish Pop Singer Katarzyna Szczolek Uses Hot Shots For Warsaw Election Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Polish singer says she is determined to break out of pop music and into local politics -- so much so that she's taken to distributing scintillating ...

G20 Skips Toughest Tasks, Offers Little Proof That World Is Safe From Next Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL (By Alex Richardson and David Ljunggren) - G20 leaders closed ranks on Friday and agreed to a watered-down commitment to watch out for dangerous...

Obama's Chance to Lead on Trade

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama is in Seoul today for what promises to be a contentious meeting of the world's leading economic powers. He probably won't mollify Chin...

Ratko Mladic, Europe's Most Wanted War Fugitive, Sought In Serbia

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian authorities conducted another unsuccessful hunt for Europe's most-wanted war crimes fugitive Tuesday, pledging to mee...

Privacy Peace Talks

Christopher Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Wolf

While the US lacks a comprehensive across-the-board privacy law like that in the EU and Israel, our framework of shared lawmaking authority and targeted enforcement has led to better privacy protection than ever.

Guillermo Farinas, Cuban Dissident, Awarded EU Human Rights Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose 1...

Russia Considers Proposal To Join U.S. Missile Shield For Europe

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DEAUVILLE, France — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday his country is considering a proposal to help develop a U.S.-led anti-missile...

China's Cheating Outed by Other Poor Countries

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The artificially low Yuan is forcing emerging economies to competitively devalue their currencies and impose damaging protectionist measures. World Bank chief Zoellick knows where this leads -- to a Great Depression.

French Pass Law To Strip Foreign-Born Criminals Of Nationality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French lawmakers passed a controversial new bill that will strip criminals born in other countries of their French nationality if convicted of carryin...

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Tourists In Europe

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

State Department notice issued Sunday about the potential for terrorists attacks in Europe. The alert expires Jan. 11: The State Department alerts U....

Terror Warning In Europe? U.S. Weighs Travel Alert For Tourists Abroad

AP | MATTHEW LEE and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will warn U.S. citizens to be vigilant as they travel in Europe, providing updated guidance prompted by al...

EU Launches Legal Action Against France Over Roma Gypsies

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union decided Wednesday to take legal action against France over its expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, to poorer EU nation...

EU Proposes New Rules On 'Wild West' Trading

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have contributed to the glob...

France Gypsy Expulsions A 'Disgrace,' Says EU

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — France's deportations of Gypsies are "a disgrace" and probably break EU law, the European Union's executive body declared Tuesday in ...

EU Suggests New Offshore Drilling Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — The European Union's top energy official is suggesting a ban on any new deepwater oil and gas exploration projects. The United State...