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  • European Central Bank to buy bonds of several troubled nations

     
    The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it would buy the bonds of financially flailing countries such as Spain and Italy in unlimited quantities if necessary to keep their borrowing costs down, in an unprecedented move to keep a lid on the...
  • Sweden tops, Yemen last in getting most out of Internet, study says

     
    Worldwide, Sweden gets the most out of using the Internet, according to a new study from a foundation that seeks to expand access to the Web....
  • Deepening recession heats up talk of Greece exiting Eurozone

     
    Global Focus: As the Economist recalled this week, the Eurozone was supposed to be “a Hotel California that you can never leave.” Now, with much of the continent, including Greece, mired in recession, that hopeful vision of affluence does seem...
  • Spain's leader warns nation may not be able to borrow much longer

     
    Paying ever-higher rates to borrow money, Spain may not be able to finance itself much longer through debt, the country's prime minister warned Wednesday. It was the clearest indication yet that his country may need an even bigger rescue than a European...
  • Eurozone unemployment climbs to record high in May

     
    Unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone climbed to another record high in May, reflecting deep public sector job cuts and a lack of employer confidence in the most indebted, recession-wracked countries that use the euro common currency....
  • International inspectors arrive in Athens for economic review

     
    ATHENS — After months of political paralysis, international debt inspectors returned to Athens on Thursday to assess how much progress — if any — cash-strapped Greece had made in grueling attempts to fix its faltering economy. Their...
  • EU summit produces surprise moves to bolster struggling euro

     
    European Union leaders surprised and impressed markets worldwide Friday by taking unexpectedly decisive action to boost confidence in the struggling euro common currency at a summit where little had been expected except impasse and discord....
  • Bank of France head urges tougher labor regulations

     
    The head of the Bank of France has asked President Fran├žois Hollande to enact tougher labor regulations to deal with France's “serious” economic weakness....
  • EU leaders agree to token spending increase to promote growth

     
    European leaders meeting in Brussels agreed Thursday to spend about $149 billion on public projects and job creation, but so far have failed to act against the Eurozone's crushing debt problems. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy told...
  • Creditors arrive in Greece for crucial inspection

     
    With doubts flaring anew over whether Europe can solve its deepening debt and currency crisis, Greece’s international creditors arrived in Athens on Tuesday for a inspection that could determine if the near-bankrupt nation remains within the...
  • Kofi Annan to step down as special envoy to Syria

     
    Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general who has been the point man for a failing international peace plan for strife-torn Syria, is quitting as special envoy to Syria as of Aug. 31, news agencies said Thursday....