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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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German Lawmakers Pass Expanded Euro Bailout Fund

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A Greek Default Would Spread Debt Contagion

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Could Euro Bonds Mend Eurozone Debt Crisis?

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Investors Want Bold Steps Taken Against Debt Crisis

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Possible Greek Default Worries European Politicians

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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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Europe Pressured To Do More To Help Libya

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Germans Worry What's Behind Wave Of Arsons

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Germans Show Reluctance To Bail Out Eurozone

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UK Stunned By Rioters' Racial, Economic Diversity

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British PM Cameron Proposes Tactics To Quell Riots

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Massive Police Presence Helps Quell British Riots

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Police forensic officers work at the scene where three people were killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, England. Jeff J Mitchell/Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Britain Ramps Up Security Efforts To Stop Rioting

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While London Calms Down, Riots Spread Across UK

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Debt Crisis Spreads To Some European Economies

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