As Greeks prepare to cast ballots in a rerun of last month's inconclusive parliamentary elections, they remain split over two political parties: one that supports a large European bailout deal and the accompanying austerity measures and one that wants to ditch the deal.
Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will make a long-awaited acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. She's traveling outside Southeast Asia for the first time in 24 years.
The country's economy has not only been slowing down recently — it's been slowing faster than expected. That's due largely to overly effective efforts by Beijing to rein in earlier blistering, and unsustainable, growth. Many say the downshift will continue unless the economy undergoes serious reform.
Europe's debt crisis seems to grow more dire every day as borrowing coasts for Spain and Italy soar. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the purse strings, and says that although saving the single European currency will be a Herculean task, it must be done.
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