Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
Several European foreign affairs ministers are promising to help Ukraine obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
Because Germany has the biggest economy in the EU, and is at the center of a "core" of wealthy nations that also use the Euro - France, Austria, and the Netherlands - Berlin largely calls the shots.
BERLIN - Two elements threatened the congress of The Left Party in Dresden over the weekend: water and fire.
Angela is losing "patience" with irresponsible lands and leaders to the South, reluctant to bear the required share of their burdens.
This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.
Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.
Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.
Some 350 historic buildings in the capital and historic towns across the country are to be sold off.
While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt, especially galling given the latest austerity measures in the UK.