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  • Europe's debt crisis: 5 ways it's been put to good use

    Europe’s debt crisis has roiled financial markets and populations. But beyond nationwide strikes and gyrating markets, Europe has put its crisis to good use. Here Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a research fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics points out five trends that will ultimately strengthen the European Union and the euro currency.

  • Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    Opinion Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.

  • Doubts mount as Europe struggles with next steps in euro crisis

    Doubts mount as Europe struggles with next steps in euro crisis

    European stocks as well as the euro dropped as optimism from last week's euro crisis summit yielded to tough questions about the EU's ability to avert fresh crises.

  • Why Germany's success doesn't extend to other Eurozone countries

    Stefan Karlsson Why Germany's success doesn't extend to other Eurozone countries

    Trade and economic interaction happens with countries outside of the Eurozone as well.

  • Germans ask: Why doesn't eurozone like us?

    Germans ask: Why doesn't eurozone like us?

    Images of Greek protesters waving signs of German Chancellor Merkel in Nazi uniform have troubled Germans. Many in struggling eurozone countries resent Merkel's hard line.

  • How do key countries rank on corruption?

    How do key countries rank on corruption?

    Every year, the group Transparency International releases its Corruption Perception Index, which measures the perception of corruption – misuse of public resources, bribery, and backdoor deals, to name a few – in countries worldwide. On a scale of 0 (most corrupt) to 10 (least corrupt), no country scores a 10 and more than two-thirds of the 183 countries on the index score below a 5. The US comes in at 7.1. The index is built using data from surveys examining enforcement of anticorruption laws, tracking of public funds, kickbacks in government contracts, etc.

  • Europe debt crisis: Germany denies 'elite' plan

    Europe debt crisis: Germany denies 'elite' plan

    Europe debt crisis solution would be joint-issued euro bonds. Germany denies reports that it has initial plans to solve Europe debt crisis with euro bonds issued by nations with triple A credit.

  • Europe debt crisis spreads to stronger economies

    Europe debt crisis spreads to stronger economies

    Yesterday, investors began dumping bonds, even in stronger economies like Austria and Finland. The sell-off shows a need for bolder solutions to the European debt crisis, say some.

  • Greek referendum call stuns EU. Could it topple Papandreou?

    Greek referendum call stuns EU. Could it topple Papandreou?

    European politicians reacted angrily and financial markets slid after Greek Prime Minister Papandreou stunned Europe with the announcement of a Greek referendum on latest aid package.

  • When is a golf tournament not just a tournament? When it's in North Korea.

    Global News Blog When is a golf tournament not just a tournament? When it's in North Korea.

    Mao Zedong's 'ping-pong diplomacy' thawed Chinese-US ties. Could Kim Jong-il's 'golf club diplomacy' do the same for North Korean-US relations?