Picking one's way through the financial gobbledygook, two key words emerged: "Austerity" was one, "discipline" the other.
2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.
Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece stunned the world with his announcement of a national referendum on new austerity measures.
World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.
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.
Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.
Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.
The European Union and European Central bank are forcing European nations saddled with heavy debt loads to cut public services. Spain is among them.
Recent events in Cyprus, occurring in the context of the global capitalist crisis, have led to a sharpening of the class struggle in this small island nation.
Anational strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT), massed 400, 000 people in the capital city of Santiago and 200,000 elsewhere.