Historian and cookbook author Eleni Nikolaidou with her book Starvation Recipes. Recession-hit Greeks are fascinated with the book's World War II-era survival tips and recipes.
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December 13, 2011 The author of a new Greek cookbook that features recipes from the meager days of World War II says the book resonates with Greeks today who want to make more with less.
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte earlier today at the summit in Brussels.
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December 9, 2011 The United Kingdom wants some safeguards for its financial services industry. But other major European Union nations are moving ahead on changes to address the zone's financial crisis.
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December 8, 2011 Policymakers are expected to follow up that action with some other steps aimed at giving banks easier access to cash. It's hoped the moves will ease the continent's credit crunch.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris today (Dec. 5, 2011).
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December 5, 2011 The leaders of Germany and France are trying to hammer out a deal to save the euro. They're meeting in advance of an EU emergency summit in Brussels on Friday. Some details of a potential deal are being reported.
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Trader Gerard Farco, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.
December 1, 2011 The euphoria over central banks' moves to ease Europe's credit crisis has given way to some concern over weakness in China's economy.
Thousands of protesters took part in a march against the government's proposed changes to public sector pensions in London today (Nov. 30, 2011).
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November 30, 2011 Angry about planned austerity measures that include cuts in their pensions, about 2 million teachers, ambulance drivers, tax collectors and others are expected to take part.
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November 21, 2011 The likely collapse of the so-called supercommittee's efforts to put together a deficit-reduction deal and continued concern about the debt crisis in Europe are pushing stocks down on Wall Street.
Italy's premier-designate, Mario Monti, on Sunday in Rome.
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November 14, 2011 In Italy, and in Greece, new leaders are trying to show they can tackle the nations' debt problems.
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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou heads to a cabinet meeting in Athens earlier today (Nov. 3, 2011).
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November 3, 2011 Prime Minister George Papanedreou's call for a referendum on a bailout package that would require harsh austerity measures had ripped apart the government and brought criticism from other leaders. Papanedreou reversed himself in a speech to parliament.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the eve of the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, earlier today.
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November 2, 2011 The French leader said Greece would not get its next installment of its rescue loans, until after Greeks cast a vote on whether to accept the terms. The timing, however, might leave Greece in a tough position without enough money to pay its obligations.
November 2, 2011 Financial markets are watching what happens in the French resort, where European leaders plan to grill Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou over his plan to have a referendum on a bailout package aimed at shoring up his nation.
October 12, 2011 Though the Slovak parliament rejected the plan, it's expected to vote again later this week. And approval is expected. Internal Slovak politics has been in play.
September 20, 2011 Greece officials will ask lenders for new money to help stave off default, while Italy's credit rating has been lowered a notch by Standard and Poor's.
A rebel militiaman weeps after his brother was critically wounded on March 8, 2011 near Ras Lanuf, Libya.
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March 9, 2011 Libya no-fly zone; Iceland financial crisis arrests; Blagojevich
The Nelson family leaves for vacation in 1954: from left to right is Ozzie Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Harriet Nelson and David Nelson.
January 12, 2011 Gabrielle Giffords friend speaks; flight crew caused crash that killed Polish president; Portugal raises investments; actor David Nelson dies
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