With technocratic governments being formed in Italy and Greece, the euro may get a short-term bounce from the markets. But there is concern the changes afoot may not happen fast enough to end the eurozone debt mess.
After a week of market turmoil over the worsening eurozone crisis, hopes are high that the appointment of economist Mario Monti to head a technocratic government in Italy will reassure lenders that the country can speed economic overhaul. Monti could face obstruction from lawmakers of outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party.
Carlos the Jackal was one of the world's most wanted terrorists in the 1970s and '80s. Though he's serving a life sentence in France, he is on trial again, this time facing charges linked to deadly bombings three decades ago.
The country faces enormous economic challenges. It has a staggering public payroll, huge subsidies on food and fuel, and a populace trained for years to view the government as the primary source of economic well-being.
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