During the boom, Spain's regions, much like states in the U.S., went on a spending spree, building "ghost" trains and airports. But unlike the U.S., the central government is on the hook for all of it.
Over the last few years, the Irish economy has mirrored the crises of the U.S. economy. Like Americans, Irish citizens are learning facts about money the hard way.
Since the conflict began, waves of immigrant workers have been fleeing Libya. But some remained, and hope to hold onto their jobs in the nation's oil industry.
Germany is key in helping Europe's weaker economies handle their debt crisis, but its slowing economy may mean it can't keep coming to the rescue
One day after the U.S. averted a possible default, political problems are scaring global investors away from Spain, Italy -- and the U.S.
EU policymakers met today in Rome to discuss the European debt crisis. Italy is in the spotlight and may be the next Eurozone member to default.