Will this crisis ever be over?! The nations of the eurozone seem to be fighting endless battles to address fears about government finances. The worry is that unsustainable national debt loads will result in default, a financial panic, or a costly repair effort that puts a squeeze on the economy in Europe and beyond. Here's a backgrounder on the problem, its consequences, and possible ways forward.
The ex-NSA contractor met with a German parliamentarian yesterday, and offered to aid Berlin in its investigation of US spying on Angela Merkel and Germany.
The chancellor remains immensely popular among the public, but the German electoral system means that she still faces hurdles in this weekend's election.