Apple's iPad goes on sale in Europe Friday, at higher prices than in the US. But members of the European Parliament may get their iPad tablets at taxpayer expense.
France and Germany disagree over the best way to handle Europe's sovereign debt crisis and their collapsing common currency, the euro. Some analysts think it could strain European unity.
Israeli children take cover in a classroom during an air raid siren drill at Gordon school in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Air raid sirens have sounded across Israel as part of a massive four-day-long air raid drill. Israel is practicing its response to a widespread rocket attack all over the country.
As the world starts to focus on its debt crisis, Greece's financial woes may presage problems to come in Europe and the United States – with implications for your bank account and stock portfolio.
Ireland has instituted dramatic spending cuts and tax hikes to avoid becoming the 'next Greece.' Dublin may offer a window into where other European countries are headed towards austerity.
As differences persist over how to handle the debt crisis, momentum builds among European Union nations to either drop the euro or form new currency alliances.
Sovereign-debt problems may have reached a point beyond remedy — short of default or high rates of inflation.
On Tuesday, the Dow average saw another in a long line of one-day V-shaped recoveries.