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UNTIL the global financial crisis, central banks treated bubbles with benign neglect: they were hard to detect and harder to deflate, so best left alone; the mess...
European Commission steps in with £1.35bn credit line, as Bulgaria's leaders urge citizens not to panic and withdraw their savings today.
Western nations want Russian president to recognise country's newly elected leader and rein back armed separatists
A new U.N. report shows an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said Friday.
It is official! The Greek government now confirms that the much lauded Greek government primary surplus for 2013 was a mirage created by the return of Greek Statistics (see this recent post). And a...
The rate of growth, 0.1 percent, was well below economists’ expectations of a 1.2 percent rate, as the harsh winter curbed corporate spending and housing sector activity.
US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence, disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protesters
Acting president says operation to take back state buildings in east Ukraine will begin soon as separatists seize police station
Former leader says he hopes to negotiate with Vladimir Putin for return of region annexed by Russia
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Pro-Ukrainian supporters call on France to cancel €1.2bn deal to deliver warships with amphibious assault capabilities to Russia
Jihadist group challenges al-Qaida as it changes name to Islamic State and pledges to free Palestine in video
Dozens of activists have been placed under house arrest and internet scoured for references to massacre 25 years ago
Severe flooding across Serbia has prompted the evacuation of at least 16,300 people -- including about 1,100 whisked away on helicopters.
Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin pledge to cooperate against militant group that has kidnapped 200 schoolgirls
IN THE 20th century the planet’s population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have...
Oleksandr Turchynov says security forces are unable to control situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions
In his latest Financial Times column Wolfgang Münchau concurs with much of what I have written here (on the Greek social economy's deep coma) and here (on the reasons why investors are piling in) b...
FIRST Vladimir Putin mauled Georgia, but the world forgave him—because Russia was too important to be cut adrift. Then he gobbled up Crimea, but the world accepted...
The Irish and the Greeks are, in many ways, very different people. And yet, caught up in the Euro Crisis, our fortunes have become too close for comfort. Recently, European authorities have devised...
The horrific events of April 1994 continue to shape the thinking of today's policymakers and peacemakers