In other news Thursday, former president Bill Clinton underwent surgery for chest pains, and European leaders promised "determined and coordinated action" to support Greece as it battles a debt crisis.
With mounting debt putting Greece dangerously close to a sovereign default, the country is under increasing pressure from European Union nations to reign in spending. John Sparks of ITN reports.
The financial markets remain unstable as disagreement persists within the European Union about how to deal with swelling debt levels in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Jeffrey Brown talks to an economist for insight.
In other news, another airline security incident occurred in Miami last night when an unruly passenger was arrested, and leaders in Europe remain divided over whether to use full body scanners at airports.
In other news, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Intel for allegedly trying to unfairly stifle competition, and the House voted to let the government borrow another $290 billion over six weeks.
By Larisa Epatko
After weeks of internal negotiations, the European Union selected two "low-key consensus builders," as they have since been described, over big-name picks to lead the newly organized body.
By Larisa Epatko
Irish voters Friday overwhelmingly approved the Lisbon Treaty -- a set of European Union reforms, including the creation of a new position of president, aimed at elevating the EU's global profile.
Iran has agreed to a second round of discussions over its disputed nuclear program following a meeting in Geneva on Thursday with diplomats from the U.S. and other world powers.
By PBS NewsHour
Mexico is preparing for a temporary shut down of all non-essential services from May 1 to May 5, in an attempt to slow the spread of the swine flu that is believed to have killed as many as 176 people…
In other news, President Obama spoke to the Turkish parliament, urging better cooperation between the west and the Muslim world and a string of six bombings in Baghdad killed at least 36 people.
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