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Two economic powerhouses have a sit down

Jan 6, 2014
This week, the U.S. and Germany will sit down to talk economy.
Posted In: Germany, jack lew, Europe

Uncertainty ahead for India's economy

Jan 3, 2014
India's Prime Minister announces he'll leave office in May. That could mean big changes for their economy.
Posted In: India

Cuba's drivers don't have to be stuck in the 50s anymore

Jan 3, 2014
Cuba has lifted its ban on importing cars.
Posted In: cuba

Indian PM Manmohan Singh to retire after 10 years

Jan 3, 2014
Today, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his plan to retire after 10 years in power.
Posted In: India

Peace talks in world's newest state involve oil revenue

Dec 31, 2013
Talks of mediation between the government and rebels could end fighting in South Sudan.
Posted In: South Sudan

Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen

Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to help Lebanon fight Hezbollah

Dec 30, 2013
Saudi Arabia has made a $3 billion pledge to help Lebanon buy arms to counteract the role of Hezbollah.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, lebanon, hezbollah

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

Dec 27, 2013
After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today
Posted In: Russia, greenpeace

Mercury: "The quixotic bad boy of the periodic table"

Dec 26, 2013
Our journey through the economics of elements checks out mercury.
Posted In: metals, elementals, gold

Nikkei 16,000!

Dec 26, 2013
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe

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Almost 15 million Europeans under the age of 30 are unemployed, and yet not in school or in training.  You can think of it one midsized European country of jobless youth.  In some member states, well over half of the 18-24 cohort is unemployed.  In Europe it seems the main casualties of the global downturn  have been the young.