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High school students protesting austerity measures clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament on Monday. Also Monday, the Greek government announced that it would not meet its targets for reducing the budget deficit.

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Greece's Woes Deliver Fresh Blow To World Markets

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak during talks Tuesday in Berlin. Germany's lower house of parliament voted 523-85 to bolster the European bailout fund, which is designed to help Greece and other troubled countries. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Investors Want Bold Steps Taken Against Debt Crisis

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks in Brussels on Sept. 5. Rasmussen calls NATO's operation in Libya a success that could serve as a model in the future. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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NATO's Intervention In Libya: A New Model?

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Germans Worry What's Behind Wave Of Arsons

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