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It’s the European economy, stupid: US recovery hangs on solving debt crisis

A year ago most US politicians’ interest in Greek spreads was confined to the relative merits of hummus and taramasalata. These days they are hot debate topics alongside Italian bond yields and a host of European financial arcana. The reason? It’s the economy, stupid. As the fragile US economy continues to rise slowly out of […]

US and EU to explore trade talks

29 November 2011 Last updated at 03:12 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Barack Obama: ”We’ve got a stake in their (Europe’s) success and will continue work in a constructive way to try to resolve this issue” US and EU leaders have said at the conclusion of a White House summit […]

Eurozone crisis: Barack Obama to question EU officials in Washington

Barack Obama is to press European Union officials to reach a definitive solution to their sovereign debt crisis, which is emerging as a major 2012 US election worry. As Germany and France scramble to tighten budget controls across the eurozone, the European council president, Herman Van Rompuy, and the European commission president, José Manuel Barroso, […]

EU Leaders Call for Continent’s Economic Consolidation

Key European Union officials say the continent needs to oversee the spending of individual countries to ensure the survival of the euro currency and resolve the burgeoning debt crisis. Both European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and EU President Herman Van Rompuy called Wednesday for further integration of Europe’s economic affairs. Barroso told the European […]