Reports from the besieged Syrian city of Homs paint a dire picture. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that dozens have died there in the last 24 hours, 14 of them children. The assault by Syrian government forces came…

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…

The European Central Bank's new headquarters, still under construction, right, are seen alongside other buildings within the city, across from the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Some might be expecting comment on…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday at the Chancellery in Berlin. The two leaders discussed the ongoing Eurozone debt crisis. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users…

UPDATE Jan. 12. We post a special report with a series of audio, text and video responses from Syrian Americans who responded to our Public Insight Network query. UPDATE Jan. 9: Newshour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan hosted a live…

Trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images. The U.S. markets lie as still today as the birds on America's platters, but the same cannot be said for fluttering Europe, or anywhere else…

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