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Belgium ends 540 days without leader

Dec 5, 2011
Belgium, the country with the fifth largest debt load in Europe, has gone without a full-time government for over 500 days. Today, a prime minister was appointed.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Belgium

Can we expect solutions from Europe this week?

Dec 5, 2011
It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, nicolas sarkozy

Merkel calls euro debt crisis a 'marathon'

Dec 2, 2011
Germany's leader spoke today, calling for stricter regulations across Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Central banks buy European governments more time

Dec 1, 2011
Central banks from a number of countries have decided to increase the ease of borrowing; many hope this will be enough to buy eurozone governments more time to solve the debt crisis.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis

'Increased discipline' needed to fix Europe

Nov 28, 2011
Ideas are being bounced around today about ways to solve the European debt crisis once and for all.
Posted In: undefined

Italian government encourages citizens to buy bonds

Nov 28, 2011
The new initiative seeks citizens' help to bail the country out. Even so, towering debt remains a huge problem for Italy.
Posted In: italy, bonds

Syria misses Arab League deadline

Nov 25, 2011
Syria has missed a deadline it was given by the Arab League to end violent conflict in the country. Now, Syrians will feel the hurt of economic sanctions.
Posted In: syria, arab league, sanctions

Report: Four minute showers ideal for environment, wallet

Nov 23, 2011
A new report out by the company Unilever says that while showers use less water than baths, the costs of heating affect both your monthly bills, and the wider environment.
Posted In: shower, Environment, bills

South Korea agrees to free trade deal

Nov 22, 2011
A month after the U.S. passed a free trade deal with South Korea, that country's government has accepted the proposal -- although not without a few bumps along the way.
Posted In: South Korea, free trade

Results of Spanish election could help country's economic state

Nov 21, 2011
A new party will now take power in Spain, and citizens of that country hope this will solve their economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

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