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Euro leaders plan for Greece to 'divorce' the euro

May 24, 2012
Although eurozone members want Greece to keep the euro, contingency plans are being made in case there is a parting of ways. The cost and wider economic effects of a possible Greek exit are highly uncertain.
Posted In: Greece, euro, Europe debt crisis

SpaceX launch could pave way for private sector funding

May 22, 2012
The private company SpaceX today launched an unmanned rocket into space this morning, carrying cargo for the international space station.
Posted In: space, NASA, private sector

European banks continue to fear extra withdrawals

May 21, 2012
Europeans are withdrawing extra money from their bank accounts in case the continent's financial crisis deepens and the single currency system falls apart.
Posted In: Germany, Greece, banking

Angela Merkel staying committed to Greece

May 17, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is sending the message that she is committed to keeping Greece in the eurozone. In an interview with CNBC, Merkel says that she is open to stimulus programs. Now, that could be seen as a shift at at a time Greeks are blaming austerity imposed by Europe for their woes.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, austerity

Greek citizens pulling money from banks

May 16, 2012
With a new general election on the way in Greece and the country's membership in the European Single Currency in the balance, people in Greece are trying to keep their bank accounts from losing value if ever the euro is dropped. Greece's central bank chief says depositors pulled about $900 million about of bank accounts Monday alone.
Posted In: Greece, banking, Greek debt

Portugal cuts four public holidays to trim budget

May 9, 2012
The Portuguese government announced plans to abolish four national holiday to help ease that country's debt crisis.
Posted In: Portugal, Europe debt crisis

Spain may bail out troubled Bankia

May 8, 2012
The Spanish government could pump $9.1 billion into one of its biggest banks.
Posted In: spain, bankia

French election outcome might not deliver

May 4, 2012
If, as expected, socialist Francois Hollande is elected the next president of France this weekend, to what extent will budget realities crimp his ability to ease off the austerity that he believes is hurting the economy?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Francois Hollande, France

Protesters come out for International Workers' Day

May 1, 2012
It's International Workers' Day -- organized by unions and left-leaning political parties across the world. Thousands of protesters are out on the streets in Greece, France and even Russia.
Posted In: Europe, strike, workers

Japanese prime minister visits the U.S.

Apr 30, 2012
The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is in Washington today for meetings with President Obama. There are tensions over the U.S. military in Japan, but moves toward closer cooperation on energy and trade.
Posted In: Japan

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