Protesters took to the streets of Athens on Thursday over government austerity measures. But anger is also growing in Germany at being asked to finance the Greece debt bailout.
Confronting the Greek debt crisis, Papandreou joins an ancient tradition of blaming speculation for a nation's woes.
Some 73 percent of traders believe worries over sovereign debt default may boost the price of gold, a new survey says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou in Berlin today in an attempt to calm debt bailout tensions between Europe's economic powerhouse and the heavily indebted Mediterranean country.
Colombian Army soldiers and a bomb-sniffing dog prepare to leave a military base in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia.
Israelis in costume attend the annual Purim parade in Holon, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 1. Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.
The European Union is pushing Greece into deep economic reforms as a way to end the Greek debt crisis and stabilize the weakening euro.
Fernando Ramirez fries green plantains in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The bananalike fruit are peeled, cut up, and fried, then flattened and fried again till crisp.
The USA vs. Canada gold medal hockey game did not disappoint, with Canada winning, 3-2, in overtime to end the Vancouver Olympics. It was a gold the host nation richly deserved.
Even if the London Olympics stuck to its original book cost, the net benefits would be negative.