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Greece's Debt Problem Explained in Five Charts

Greek leaders are meeting with European officials this week to come up with a plan to get Greece's economy back on track. The country may run out of money as soon as early April if no agreement is reached. Bloomberg's Joe Weisnethal has a look at five charts that explain Greece's ongoing financial problems. (Charts by: Maxime Sbaihi, video by: Kell [...] Read more ...

via Bloomberg
27 Mar 2015

France's painstaking and risky recovery operation at crash site

Local residents in Le Vernet, the village closest to the crash site, said even they had never ventured to the area. Because of the destruction at the crash site, officials are relying on DNA samples to identify the remains of the passengers and crew. Anchored with ropes on perilously steep slopes, the French teams recovering debris and human remain [...] Read more ...

via France24
27 Mar 2015

Germany's World Cup hangover concerns Loew

Loew knows Germany can ill afford to drop more Euro 2016 qualifying points with key matches against Poland, Scotland and Ireland coming up this autumn. After more than eight years in charge of the national side, this is the first time Germany are not dominating their qualification group for a major tournament under Loew. "We need to increase the te [...] Read more ...

via France24
27 Mar 2015

Syriza May Bring a Modern Railway in Greece to a Grinding Halt

A rail worker rides the front of an electric locomotive along track used to move freight to and from Thessaloniki port. A pedestrian pulls a cart across rail tracks used to move freight to and from Thessaloniki port. Workers lay new rail sections of an electrified track near Domoko railway station in Domoko, Greece. A station controller writes out [...] Read more ...

via Bloomberg
27 Mar 2015

Fleeing to safety

IN 2014 asylum applications to rich countries reached their highest level for over 20 years, according to data from the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency. Around [...] Read more ...

via Economist
27 Mar 2015