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  • Anti-EU protesters hold a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece July 1, 2015. A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis - RTX1INYK
    July 1, 2015  

    The scene in Greece has become one of desperation and chaos after the country defaulted on its bailout debt, and European creditors rebuffed a late request by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens on how tensions are flaring over tight limits on banking and pensions, and the upcoming referendum on Greece’s fate and Tsipras’ political future. Continue reading

  • Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee (L) in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 29, 2015. Greeks struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.    REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1I943
    June 29, 2015  

    The Greek government closed all banks and made ready to default on a major debt payment after bailout talks with international creditors collapsed over the weekend. Greeks lined up at ATMS and rushed to gas stations, but were met with limits to prevent a full-on run on the banks. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Continue reading

  • A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1I76A
    June 29, 2015  

    Greece is facing great uncertainty on the eve of a debt default and ahead of a national referendum next Sunday. Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal about the potential consequences for Greece and the Eurozone, plus a look at Puerto Rico’s financial troubles. Continue reading

  • People line up to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a National Bank branch in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday announced a bank holiday and capital controls after Greeks responded to his surprise call for a referendum on bailout terms by pulling money out of banks.  REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis - RTX1I5SI
    June 28, 2015  

    The strongest signs yet of a possible economic collapse came out of Greece Sunday as the government announced banks and the stock market will be closed Monday, and capital controls will be in place to limit massive money withdrawals. For more on the situation, Elena Becatoros of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Athens. Continue reading

  • Greece's Central Bank As Investors Face Wipeout
    June 21, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will make his case for financial relief at an emergency Eurozone Summit on Monday. As the June 30 deadline approaches for Greece to make a 1.6 billion Euro debt payment, Tsipras hopes for debt relief support from the EU. Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Talley joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s at stake during Monday’s negotiations. Continue reading

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras address a news conference. Tsipras is pressing for cash to keep his country afloat. Photo by REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke    - RTR4UJAA
    June 11, 2015   BY Laurence Kotlikoff 

    Einstein defined insanity as repeating the same thing and expecting different results. So why then, asks economist Laurence Kotlikoff, doesn’t Germany, the European Central Bank, and the IMF take a different approach to Greece’s debt? Continue reading

  • Migrants stand on a navy ship as they arrive in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta
    April 21, 2015  

    While the UN Refugee Agency is urging the European Union to adopt an emergency action plan on the intensifying migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has sent a letter to President Obama on the possibility of setting up safe zones for refugees in Syria. Judy Woodruff talks to António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Continue reading

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    April 20, 2015  

    The European Union came under intense pressure to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after a vessel carrying migrants sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend, killing nearly everyone on board. So far this year, at least 1,500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing — 15 times more than all of last year. Matt Frei and Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News report.
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  • A child is carried into bus as migrants arrive via boat at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo
    April 20, 2015  

    The number of migrants traveling over water to reach Europe has grown tremendously. Gwen Ifill talks to Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International about what’s driving them to attempt passage to Europe and how countries are dealing with the situation. Continue reading

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    April 16, 2015  

    After a five-year investigation, the European Union charged Google with using its Internet search dominance to favor its own shopping platform. The EU is also looking into Google’s Android mobile system, accusing the company of illegally obstructing rival systems and applications. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest case of Europe battling with major U.S. tech companies. Continue reading

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