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  • Think US debt is high? Take a look at Europe's most indebted nations.

    Think US debt is high? Take a look at Europe's most indebted nations.

    With Washington locked in a debt-ceiling stalemate, debt seems to be on everyone’s mind. So, how does US debt compare with that of European countries, embroiled in a debt crisis of their own? In April, the International Monetary Fund estimated that the US government's gross debt amounted to 99 percent of gross domestic product. That’s high, but less than four of Europe's five largest debtors. Editor’s note: All figures are come from International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook database that was updated in April 2011. See the full statistics here.

  • Europe's population stats show new trends

    Stefan Karlsson Europe's population stats show new trends

    Luxembourg's population grew at the fastest rate, while Ireland had the highest birth rate, new figures from Eurostat show

  • From gold rush to gold standard: history's filigree

    From gold rush to gold standard: history's filigree

    A timeline of the precious metal's effects on the world – from gold rush to gold standard.

  • In Pictures Cycling in stages: Tour de France 2011

    HTC-Highroad rider Mark Cavendish of Britain celebrates winning the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur on July 13.

  • Why America should care about Europe’s economy

    Why America should care about Europe’s economy

    In the globally connected economy, financial pain in either Europe or the US has worldwide ripples.

  • In Pictures Celebrities entertain the troops

    Celebrities have a long tradition of entertaining troops. Actress and comedian Kathy Griffin (r.) and singer Katy Perry perform during the VH1 Divas Salute The Troops presented by the USO show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego on Dec. 3, 2010.

  • Will Rupert Murdoch's woes cross the Atlantic?

    Will Rupert Murdoch's woes cross the Atlantic?

    Rupert Murdoch's troubles in the UK could spread throughout his global media empire, say experts. A lawsuit filed Monday in Delaware may be just the beginning.

  • In Pictures Tour de France fans

    Spectators in costume cheer as the pack, or peloton, pass through the village of Le Champ Saint Pere during the first stage of the Tour de France on July 2.

  • In Pictures Garmin-Cervelo cycling team

    Garmin-Cervelo rider Thor Hushovd (l.) of Norway leads his teammates during the team time trial in the second stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race in Les Essarts on July 3.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/27

    Members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet (Wiener Staatsopernballett) perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Nureyev Gala at the State Opera in Vienna, Austria. The Ballet will premiere on June 28, 2011.