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  • January 30, 2012  

    In their 17th meeting in two years, leaders of 27 member states of the European Union reconvened in hopes of taming an economic crisis that threatens to entangle the continent in another recession. Margaret Warner reports from Belgium’s capital on disagreement over austerity measures, both on the street and in the summit. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012    

    Pedestrians pass an entrance to the Greek finance ministry in Athens. European stocks declined from a five-month high as the region’s finance ministers failed to agree on a debt-swap deal for Greece and called for a greater contribution from bondholders. … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    In other news Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned it could take years to fix Europe’s staggering debt problems. She spoke amid growing signs European leaders may fashion a more powerful political union. Also, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he’ll announce the future of his campaign on Saturday. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011  

    Mounting fears for the fate of the eurozone dominated an annual summit Monday, as President Obama hosted leaders of the European Union. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011  

    The debt crisis in Europe that, until now, has threatened individual countries, now threatens the continent’s common currency. Jeffrey Brown discusses Europe’s debt woes and the euro’s future with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, security forces opened fire on crowds of protesters in Yemen, killing five. The protesters were calling for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh to stand trial for crimes committed during Yemen’s 10-month-long uprising. Also, a triple bombing in Iraq killed at least 19 people and injured more than 70. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    In other news Monday, a man accused of plotting to bomb New York City police stations and post offices remained in custody. Jose Pimental, who was under surveillance for at least a year, was arrested over the weekend. Also, Spain’s new ruling party came under pressure to spell out its plans to rescue the country’s economy. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2011  

    In other news Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron appealed for decisive action to contain Europe’s debt crisis, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned against doing too much, too fast. Also, U.S. and U.N. food agencies reported that the number of famine zones in Somalia has been cut in half. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, there was no public sign of movement by Congress’ deficit supercommittee just days from its deadline. Instead, 72 House Republicans sent a letter opposing tax increases. Democrats also face divisions over spending cuts. Also, Italy’s new government won an overwhelming vote of confidence from Parliament. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, Italy and Greece took new steps to restore political and economic stability. In Rome, Prime Minister Mario Monti was sworn in with a new Cabinet that didn’t include a single politician. In Syria, the swelling violence left the government increasingly under siege as army defectors staged new attacks. Continue reading