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Must-Reads From Around the World: April 23, 2012

Withdrawal Symptoms - In a pact reached after a year of negotiations between the U.S. and Afghanistan, Washington promised military and financial support for a...

Why Portugal May Be the Next Greece

The most recent Greek bailout appears to be successful. As a result, worries about the European financial crisis have diminished somewhat. Indeed, European...

Briefing

'The idea of safety doesn't exist anymore ... Scary is all that exists.' 1. OMAR SHAKIR, Syrian activist, as government forces ignored a rebuke from the top U.N...

What Happens If Greece Doesn’t Get a Bailout?

After the Greek parliament on Sunday passed yet another package of austerity measures demanded by its euro-zone neighbors – this one worth $4.4 billion – the...

Holiday Spending Spree: Where's the New Austerity?

In closing the books on 2010, the best that might be said was that it was better than 2009. This was a year that cemented a certain narrative of the past decade,...

Austerity and a Rumored Bailout Put the Ire in Ireland

Seamus Butler's epiphany — the instant he foresaw the bust coming in the wake of Ireland's boom — came in 2006. The businessman walked into his local bank in...

Greek Voters Give Austerity Plan a Second Chance

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou read triumph in the results of the regional elections Sunday, Nov. 7, that put his center-left PASOK Party's candidates...