November 26, 2011 • 6:51 pm
EVEN as the euro zone hurtles towards a crash, most people are assuming that, in the end, European leaders will do whatever it takes to save the single currency. That is because the consequences of the euro’s destruction are so catastrophic that no sensible policymaker could …
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November 26, 2011 • 5:17 pm
Pakistani officials said Saturday that NATO aircraft had killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the …
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November 24, 2011 • 9:00 am
James Murdoch has left the boards of operating companies overseeing News Corp.’s U.K. newspapers the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times, according to British …
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November 13, 2011 • 6:20 am
It’s no wonder that global markets are so jittery. The world’s three largest economies can’t continue along their current paths, and everybody knows it. Investors watch nervously for signs that China is headed toward a hard landing, that America will sink back into recession, and that the euro zone will …
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November 12, 2011 • 3:39 am
WHEN BRITAIN ABANDONED the gold standard in 1931, it was not only forsaking a system for managing the currency but also acknowledging that it could no longer bear the mantle of empire. When America broke the dollar’s peg with gold in 1971, it ushered in a decline that continued until Paul Volcker re-established confidence in the currency in the early 1980s. As Joseph Schumpeter, the great Austrian economist, once wrote: …
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October 25, 2011 • 2:38 am
THE mise-en-scène chosen by the leaders of ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, for their video declaration yesterday was very familiar. Three people wearing floppy Basque berets and white silk masks with small eyeholes sat at a table in front of …
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October 24, 2011 • 5:07 am
The U.S. has dispatched its point man on economic sanctions to European capitals in an effort to increase pressure on Iran, amid new fears Tehran could expand its …
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