Early Wednesday, an elderly man shot and killed himself outside the Greek parliament in Athens. Before taking his own life, the man told bystanders that debts had pushed him to the edge. Many Greeks say they see him as a symbol of how desperate they feel as austerity continues to strangle the economy.
Kenneth Lieberthal is co-author of a new monograph called "Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust." He's also director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Robert Siegel speaks with Lieberthal about what is behind the distrust between the two countries and what can be done about it.
Italy's technocrat prime minister is facing his toughest challenge yet — pushing through a labor overhaul. Italy's labor laws all but guarantee life tenure for older workers but can condemn younger Italians to temporary jobs. The last two attempts to change the law ended with murders.
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