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  • Greece, the Euro, and the banks: how a small crisis became a big one

    Greece, the Euro, and the banks: how a small crisis became a big one
    It shouldn't escape anyone's notice that while discussions of the Greek crisis employ the vocabulary of economics--debt, default and deficits are the defining terms--the real concerns expressed by those closest to the unfolding disaster are political....
  • Romania Parliament approves new spy chief in blow to premier

    Romania's Parliament approved a new spy chief opposed by the prime minister on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the leader who faces increasing pressure to resign amid a corruption investigation. The vote was a major test for Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who...
  • The biggest danger of a Greek default could be political instability

    The biggest danger of a Greek default could be political instability
    When recession exposed the glorified pyramid scheme that was Greek government budgeting in 2009, fear of a global economic meltdown on a par with the collapse on Wall Street a year earlier rippled through international markets. The budget crisis was...
  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges

    The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The deal, sealed by lawmakers and EU country...
  • The rising threat from Greece

    The rising threat from Greece
    When Greece closes its banks, blocks money from leaving the country and puts its future up to a public vote one week hence, you know things aren't good. The key question is: How bad will this get? To answer, let's first assume that we are on the path to...
  • Decision time for Greece, and Greeks

    Decision time for Greece, and Greeks
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered some sage advice recently to the Greek electorate, which faces a crucial decision on Sunday about how to deal with its crushing debt: "You shouldn't commit suicide because you're afraid of dying."...
  • EU official: Hungary's immigrant flow like in Italy, Greece

    The pressure faced by Hungary from flows of migrants and refugees is similar to what Greece and Italy are facing with migration across the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union's top migration official said Tuesday. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU...
  • Eurozone inflation rate dips but still remains positive

    Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone eased in the year to June to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent the month before. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, says Tuesday the fall in inflation was primarily due to a 5....
  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

    The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally. The university students, 13 male and one female, were arrested on Friday...
  • UK first quarter economic growth was greater than estimated

    Britain's economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in construction output. The Office of National Statistics says gross domestic product by 0.4 percent in the January-March period, better than a...
  • The Latest: Hundreds in London rally for unity with Greece

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local): ___ 11:35 p.m. Hundreds of people have rallied in London to show solidarity with Greece and argue that the country's debt should be...