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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

French elections could shift euro debt crisis

Apr 23, 2012
Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy came in second yesterday to Socialist Francois Hollande in the first round of voting. The two candidates will face a run-off on May 6th, and the ultimate outcome could have big consequences for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: France, nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis

Bo Xilai scandal continues in China

Apr 20, 2012
There are new details today in a major political scandal in China. The case of Bo Xilai, the once powerful Chinese official who was fired from the government as part of a murder investigation.
Posted In: China

Bahrain car race presses on despite nearby demonstrations

Apr 20, 2012
In the Middle East, organizers of the big Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain are trying to press ahead despite demonstrations against the Bahrain regime’s human rights record.
Posted In: racing, Forumula 1, car, Bahrain

Auto supply chain takes a hit in Germany

Apr 19, 2012
A key component for building cars both here and around the world has has been nearly decimated by an explosion a couple of weeks ago in Germany.
Posted In: Germany, supply chain, Auto

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