Features by Christopher Werth
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, Obama, spain, Greece, Eurozone
With borrowing costs spiking for Spain and Italy, the Obama administration has sent a top treasury official to Europe to encourage European leaders to take decisive action on their financial mess.
Posted In: spain, bankia, bank bailout, Europe debt crisis
The Spanish government is wrangling with how to rescue its troubled banks. The Spanish bank Bankia needs about $24 billion in new capital.
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom, Oil
Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years, but many Scots think it's a bad deal. Scotland is home to most of the U.K.'s oil and gas production in the North Sea.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF
Euro leaders say they are committed to Greece staying with the euro, but talk of an exit is growing louder. Finance ministers have advised euro zone members to draw up contingency plans for what's being called an "amiable divorce" from Greece.
Posted In: art, The Scream, painting
The Edward Munch painting goes on sale today, and is expected to fetch upwards of $80 million. The century-old painting has found continued relevance in pop culture.
Posted In: Germany, France
Germany is ticking along, as the rest of Europe struggles. But it faces a shrinking population.
Posted In: Olympics, Greece, London Olympics, Europe debt crisis
Today, the Greek Athletics Federation laid out what it sees as a "bleak future" for sports. The federation has suspended track and field events as part of budget cutbacks. That puts into question Greece's ability compete in the London Olympics this summer.
Posted In: Oil, India, Iran
India is a U.S. ally but also one of the top importers of Iranian oil. It could face U.S. sanctions unless it curbs these oil purchases.
Posted In: BRICS, India, developing counrties
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in New Delhi today for a summit for the so-called BRICS group of emerging economies. At the top of agenda is a proposal to establish their own development bank.
Posted In: Ireland, emigration, Unemployment
More than a year after Ireland received a bailout, unemployment in the country has risen to more than 14 percent, and nearly 1,500 people leave the Emerald Isle every week to look for work.