Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.
Dimitris Papadimoulis was re-elected as a deputy for Syriza, the left coalition in Greece, on May 6. He presents his analysis.
Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-American president of Dartmouth College picked to lead the World Bank by President Obama, was confirmed today by a vote of the institution's 25-member executive board.
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.
After approving a controversial new bill, which guts minimum wage and public services, Athens erupted in flames as rioters filled the streets with their outrage.
"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."
There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.
Cuba: Self employment is applied to mines, quarries; Guatemala: transport fuels or food?; United Kingdom: Use profits for debt relief, say international organizations; Hungary: Rightist revival; India: Anti-guerrilla fight jeopardizes civilians, neutrals.
Argentina's massive default on international debt repayments in 2002 has cut off foreign loan possibilities. The Fernandez government seeks once more to be able to borrow in order to fund social programs.