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DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Does Greece Have a Tea Party?

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

While there have been protests and riots, it is not clear that Greece has the equivalent of a Boston Tea Party. Or, like Bostonians, that Greeks will join with others to fight for independence.

Summers, Geither: Our Agenda For The G-20 | TIMOTHY GEITHNER and LAWRENCE SUMMERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This week, President Obama will travel to Toronto for the G-20 Summit. Engagement with the G-20 has been a key component of the administration's strat...

Greece Bailout: Greeks Ask For EU-IMF Assistance Amid Financial Crisis

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Hobbled by exorbitant borrowing costs, Greece triggered an emergency aid plan Friday to draw cash from the International Moneta...

Greek Debt Crisis Gets WORSE On Revised Debt Figures, Protests Mount

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Markets pushed Greece closer to an expensive bailout after the EU raised its estimate of the country's budget deficit Thursday ...

Iceland Volcano Costs Airlines At Least $1.7 Billion Due To Travel Disruptions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Associated Press) -- Airlines have lost at least $1.7 billion due to travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland, an indu...

NATO Future Raises Questions: U.S. And Europe Rethink Role Of Cold War Alliance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to a meeting of NATO ministers in Estonia at a time when the 61-year-old organ...

Airlines Seek Bailout From EU For Ash Crisis, British Airways Losing $30 Million Per Day

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Airline losses from the volcanic ash cloud climbed above $1 billion Monday, and the industry demanded compensation from the European Uni...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

EU President Publishes Book of Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Union and former Prime Minister of Belgium, published a book of haiku this past Thursday. Haiku Herman, ...

Volcano Ash Flights: EU Says Half Of Normal Flights May Run Monday

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Major airlines that sent test flights into European air space found no damage Sunday from the volcanic ash that has paralyzed aviati...

Deficit Terrorists Strike in the United Kingdom: United States of America Next?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Last week, England's new government said it would abandon the previous government's stimulus program and introduce the austerity measures required to pay down its estimated $1 trillion in debts.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Brazil Suspends Amazon Dam Project Targeted by Avatar Director

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The recent decision to suspend the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam suggests that Hollywood holds a great deal of environmental leadership power.

Why Turkey Is Looking East

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The West's loss of Turkey has frightening strategic consequences, as was evident in Turkey's stance on Iran. Its stance against Israel has also embarrassed U.S.-allied Arab states such as Egypt.

Europe Offers Greece 30 Billion Euros In Loans To Deal With Debt Crisis

AP | ROBERT WIELAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — Trying again to halt a debt crisis that has hammered the euro, fellow eurozone governments tossed struggling Greece a financial lifel...

Financial Reform Could Hurt Growth, Cost MIllions Of Jobs, Banks Warn

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

VIENNA — Regulatory reforms for banks are generally moving in the right direction but could negatively impact growth and job creation, members o...

Israel and the Psychology of "Never Again"

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

The Jewish state has grown less secure by increasing its international isolation and fueling fury much closer to home.

EU And IMF Create $1 Trillion Bailout Fund

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LUXEMBOURG — Eurozone nations on Monday started setting up a massive bailout fund that could rescue any member of Europe's currency union from d...

Toyota Pedal Warning Sent To Europe Europeans Warned of Toyota Pedals Before US

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. public relations executive at the automaker warned colleagues in an inte...

Dear Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Foreign Minister Martin, you absolve Gaza of all responsibility for its own predicament, instead placing it squarely in Israel's lap.

Ilse Aigner, German Minister, Slams Facebook On Privacy, Threatens To Quit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — A German minister has sharply criticized Facebook's handling of personal data and is calling on the social network to upgrade its priva...

Eurozone Crisis Worsens Sharply

Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The big news is France. With sentiment worsening across Europe, France has lost its relative safe haven status - credit default swap spreads on Frenc...

Don't Call Me Mr. Doom, Call Me Mr. Realist

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

Because the stimulus exaggerates the true performance of our economy, we've positioned our portfolio for a subdued, low-growth type of recovery.

EU Wants New Rating Agencies To Rival US Rating Agencies

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive on Wednesday called for European credit rating agencies to rival the three U.S.-based market leaders a...

The F Word: CA Banks: Who Are They Working For?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Does it seem right to you that a state's ability to stay afloat should be the stuff of secretive betting pools? That's just what's happening. While st...