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New EU Regulations For Cross-Border Couples

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- Take a German and a Frenchwoman who marry in Italy, move to Portugal and then split up: under new EU rules on cross-border marriage ...

A Lesson From Britain's Austerity Plan: Poor Could Be Hurt Most

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Britain's poor and powerful clashed Thursday over who will lose out most under austerity measures that will slash benefits, jobs and go...

'Austerity' Named Word Of The Year

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — As Greece faced a debt crisis, the government passed a series of strict austerity measures, including taxes hikes and cutti...

Ireland Credit Rating Slashed To 3 Grades Above Junk

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBLIN — Moody's slashed Ireland's credit rating five notches on Friday and warned of further downgrades if the country cannot regain command of...

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 syste...

Ireland Passes Bailout Package, Despite Opposition To Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBLIN (By Carmel Crimmins): Ireland's parliament approved a multi-billion euro EU/IMF bailout package on Wednesday in the face of opposition threats...

Moody's May Downgrade Spains Debt

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADRID — Ratings agency Moody's on Wednesday warned it may downgrade Spain's debt because the government is vulnerable to a borrowing crunch nex...

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo Prime Minister, Is Head Of Human Organ And Arms Ring: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just as preliminary results show he has won his country's landmark election, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi faces allegations of being involved w...

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...