American CEO Maurice “the Grizz” Taylor’s bashing of France’s work ethic generates angry response from a proud and insulted country—whose productivity turns out to be better than conservative detractors admit.
Estonia is an economic powerhouse — with more than 8% growth in 2011 — but it has a dreadful statistic has well: the highest number of per capita drug deaths in Europe
Despite positive growth in France and Germany, official figures show the 17-nation euro bloc sinking into its second recession since 2009—with experts warning the worst is yet to come.
From Portugal to Greece, activists and workers furious with the new conditions of austerity governments are imposing on their societies took to the streets in what was dubbed the continent’s first ever united General Strike.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the foreign powers most invested in his political survival will be hoping that his country isn’t about to demonstrate Trotsky’s maxim that all revolutions are impossible until they become inevitable. …
TIME’s South Asia bureau chief talks about how she reported on the steps being taken by the Indian government to provide employment opportunities for every one of the country’s 1.2 billion citizens
On deck for Thursday: The world’s biggest money manager says the Chinese economy will improve after the leadership transition, Burma turns to Japan for investments, and Lance Armstrong’s problems go from bad to worse.
The German Chancellor hasn’t given up on her austerity push, but she isn’t about to show Greece the E.U. door
There are substantial differences between the president and his challenger on foreign policy, even if they’re neither as stark, nor as numerous, as the Romney camp would have voters believe.
On deck for Monday: The World Bank lowers its GDP outlook for East Asia, the U.N. urges countries to plan for aging populations, and what now for Venezuela?
As the exchange rate of the rial collapsed, the center of Iran’s commerce shut down in protest — and the uprising is spreading
Blame sanctions, says Ahmadinejad, of Iran’s economic chaos. Blame Ahmadinejad, say the protesters — and supporters of the Supreme Leader
As many as 50,000 demonstrators took the the streets of Athens in an union-organized strike against austerity measures on Sept. 26, 2012. This is the first large-scale march since Greece’s coalition government was formed in June.