Greece

  • euro1
    January 5, 2015  

    The value of the euro has plunged to a nine-year low against the dollar, in part due to economic and political uncertainty in Greece. The leaders of a Greek left-wing party are aiming to change the terms of an economic bailout deal that imposed extreme austerity in their country, but that move that could anger the rest of the Eurozone and lead to a possible split. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • The Word Euro On A Euro Coin.
    January 5, 2015  

    One reason for the euro’s drop in value is the anticipation that the European Central Bank is going to enact some stimulus effort, along the lines of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University. Continue reading

  • newswrap_ferry
    December 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, 427 people were rescued from a Greek ferry off the coast of Albania. At least 10 people died after a fire broke out Sunday on the boat’ car deck. The rescue was hindered by rain and high winds. Also, a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in Iraq, at the funeral for a man linked with pro-government Sunni militias. Continue reading

  • GREEK TURMOIL greek parliament monitor
    December 29, 2014  

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called snap elections after parliament was unable to agree on a new president. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left Syrzia party and an opponent of austerity, emerged as a leading candidate. But many fear that rejecting those policies could shake the European economy. Paul Mason of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • newswrapthanksgiving
    November 27, 2014  

    On Thursday’s News Wrap, Americans at home celebrated the holiday with parades like the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan while U.S. forces in Afghanistan enjoyed turkey with all the trimmings even as Taliban attacks rocked Kabul. Also, 600 migrants fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq successfully make it to shore in Greece after the ship’s engine failure left them adrift since Wednesday. Continue reading

  • eu1
    May 26, 2014  

    Over the weekend, anti-establishment parties on both the right and the left made a strong showing in parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Spain, Greece and others. Matt Frei of Independent Television News reports from Paris on the reshaping of politics on the continent. Continue reading

  • Town Officials Pray As U.S. High Court Eyes Church-State Clash
    May 5, 2014  

    In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that local governments have the right to open town meetings with prayer — even if the prayer is explicitly of one denomination. Gwen Ifill gets an overview of the case from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. Continue reading

  • parthenon
    February 6, 2014  

    An icon of ancient democracy, the story and significance of Athens’ Parthenon has been reinterpreted by numerous cultures. Joan Breton Connelly, author of “The Parthenon Enigma,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the landmark’s meaning and whether the Parthenon sculptures (also known as the Elgin Marbles) should be returned to Greece. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2013  

    Supreme Court justices stood divided as they debated the constitutionality of public prayer at government meetings. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly’s Tim O’Brien reports on the case that began in Greece, N.Y. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle on how the Supreme Court has ruled on prayer in the past. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2013  

    Under crippling financial strains and with bankruptcy on the horizon, Cyprus agreed to a bailout from its eurozone partners. Margaret Warner reports on the bailout deal totaling $13 billion, as well as the mixed reactions from neighboring countries. Continue reading