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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Berlin last month for negotiations on the European debt crisis. They meet again on Tuesday in Paris in another attempt to stabilize the faltering economies in the eurozone. Ferdinand Ostrop/AP hide caption

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Fifty Years Later, The Berlin Wall Is History

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is seen before a Cabinet meeting in Madrid on July 22. Spain is in the midst of an economic crisis. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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In Current Crisis, It's Not Just The Economy

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Financial Markets Respond To U.S. Credit Downgrade

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A soldier participates in a military exercise conducted by Georgians and U.S. Marines together on Friday. As the U.S. faces cuts to military spending, it's hoping to share more of its defense burden with European allies. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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