After weeks of pressure from other EU members, German Chancellor Merkel relented on her austerity-only prescription and acquiesced to a stimulus package for the eurozone crisis.
The Euro 2012 quarterfinal between Greece and Germany has been played before, thanks to Monty Python.
The political loggerheads between Germany and Greece have defined the European financial crisis. Now, the struggle hits the soccer field in Friday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal.
World leaders are gathering in Brazil for a three-day meeting on sustainable development, but the US election and Europe's economic woes are making the conference a subdued affair.
His campaign said they expect the GOP candidate and his allies to raise more than $1 billion, more than the Democratic incumbent believes he will be able to gather.
Antonis Samaras is the fourth prime minister in eight months; he faces the daunting task of resolving Greece's economic woes.
The G-20 ended with growing global pressure on German chancellor Angela Merkel to work toward a long-term solution for Europe's sinking economies.
Greece's emerging government is expected to ask for more time to implement austerity measures. Germany is saying no. One side will have to back down.
European leaders' response to the economic crisis has failed to calm markets, but G-20 leaders are hoping that their strong backing of growth policies will bring some relief.
While Greece is unlikely to withdraw from the Euro zone, Europe still needs to get its financial house in order quickly.