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  • Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

    Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a...
  • Fight against terrorism in mind, France plans tough new tack as EU ponders rights protection

    Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Ukraine talks start as Poroshenko warns of an escalation

    Ukraine is in "grave danger" of an escalation in its conflict against separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said, as diplomats restarted peace talks and NATO accused Russia of involvement in the fighting. "The situation can get worse in days,"...
  • European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan

     European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan
    In the summer of 2012, with the euro in crisis and the European experiment of unified government seemingly on the brink, the head of the European Central Bank made a now-famous vow. "The ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro," Mario...
  • VTB's Kostin says Russia not going to burn foreign bondholders

    MOSCOW Russia companies aren't planning to renege on borrowings from foreign investors as the country faces having its debt rating cut to junk, VTB Group Chairman Andrey Kostin said. The Bank of Russia has sufficient reserves to provide borrowers with...
  • Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens

    The head of the International Monetary Fund says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked for a new program of financial rescue loans. Christine Lagarde met Poroshenko on Wednesday on the sidelines of an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, and...
  • Obama allies vow to fight his State of the Union plea on trade

    WASHINGTON Some of President Barack Obama's staunchest allies are vowing to fight legislation he requested to expand his power to negotiate trade agreements. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said she supports Obama's initiatives aimed at strengthening the middle class,...
  • Haircut or hang on? A look at Greece's debt debate before elections

    Greece goes to the polls Sunday with voters given a tough choice over how to handle the country's debt after six years of recession badly weakened its economy. Here's a look at what's at stake: ___ GREECE'S STAGGERING DEBT The national debt topped 320...
  • Large-scale bond buying could weaken euro, raise inflation as ECB tries to ward off stagnation

    Europe's economy could be sinking in deflationary quicksand. On Thursday, the European Central Bank is expected to throw it a rope — in the form of massive purchases of government bonds using newly printed money. The step, known as quantitative...
  • Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism

    Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism
    President Barack Obama has spent the last few days previewing Tuesday night's State of the Union address to appreciative audiences. With such proposals as more aid for community college students, Obama and his speechwriters want to open the fourth quarter...