Europe’s debt crisis

Europe’s debt crisis

Ongoing coverage of the continent’s financial troubles, what leaders are doing to stem them, and how they affect the global financial system.

Marine Le Pen, the anti-immigration crusader who has a shot at France’s presidency

The National Front’s views were once considered extreme. Now, leaders say, they’re mainstream.

Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

With opponents conceding, the choice of far-right, anti-immigrant firebrand Marine Le Pen and unconventional centrist Emmanuel Macron means no traditional party will be represented in the runoff.

Britain’s snap elections won’t reverse Brexit. Here’s why.

Divorce is happening one way or another.

Marine Le Pen wants to kill the European Union. But it actually helps pay her bills.

Marine Le Pen wants to kill the European Union. But it actually helps pay her bills.

A major source of funding for some anti-E.U. politicians is the bloc itself.

How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism

How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism

Pope Francis is forging a drive against the anti-migrant policies of populists. 

U.S. strikes on Syria unsettle Europe’s attitudes toward Trump

U.S. strikes on Syria unsettle Europe’s attitudes toward Trump

The action drew praise from leaders who have been skeptical and criticism from a Trump ally.

Markets surge on world banks’ news

Markets surge on world banks’ news

Major central banks unveil new strategy to keep Europe’s debt woes from undermining global banking stability.

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Greek public sector employees protest against the austerity measures outside the Greek parliament in Athens, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. The Greek parliament continued a debate on Tuesday on a closely watched confidence vote in new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos' government.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Europe’s debt crisis continues

Euro zone leaders aim to stem the continent’s debt problems as protesters take to the streets in some countries to show their dissatisfaction with austerity measures.

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Euro debt crisis FAQ

What’s happened in each nation and how it affects economies around the globe.

Doomsday scenarios

What would happen if Greece, Spain or Italy collapses under the weight of its debt?

How the crisis affects you

Ask yourself the following questions and see how the crisis might impact your life.

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Europe’s financial contagion

The European debt crisis has spread like a virus from Greece to Ireland, and other countries are now at risk.

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The state of the eurozone

A graphic comparing the size of economies throughout Europe and their debt as a percentage of GDP.

Videos: Europe's sovereign debt crisis

'Bonne chance!': Candidates vote in first round of consequential French election

'Bonne chance!': Candidates vote in first round of consequential French election

The top four candidates, including far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen, voted in the first round of elections in France on April 23. The top two will proceed to the final election on May 7, which could determine Europe's future.
Video shows moment of Paris police shooting

Video shows moment of Paris police shooting

Video from a bystander shows the moment when gunfire erupted on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The shooting killed one policeman and injured two others.
Five myths about the alt-right

Five myths about the alt-right

No, they aren't just pranksters and they aren’t an extension of European nationalism. Reporter and author Olivia Nuzzi tackles five myths about the alt-right.
Lava flows down Europe's most active volcano

Lava flows down Europe's most active volcano

Burning hot red lava flowed down the side of Mount Etna on March 27, in the latest spectacular show from Europe's most active volcano.
Obama on Bergdahl: 'Not a political football'

Obama on Bergdahl: 'Not a political football'

At a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he made "absolutely no apologies" for the way Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was returned from Afghanistan. The Taliban released Bergdahl in exchange for five of their commanders.
Trump donor secretly met with Russian close to Putin

Trump donor secretly met with Russian close to Putin

Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with a Russian person close to President Vladimir Putin, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.
French interior ministry reveals details of Paris shooting

French interior ministry reveals details of Paris shooting

A search warrant has been issued for a person flagged by the Belgian security services to French police, according to the French interior ministry spokesman.
Sharif's supporters celebrate Pakistan's Supreme Court ruling

Sharif's supporters celebrate Pakistan's Supreme Court ruling

On April 20, Supporters in Islamabad, Pakistan, lauded the ruling that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could remain in office, despite lingering questions about his and his family’s assets.
Why Iran keeps harassing the U.S. Navy

Why Iran keeps harassing the U.S. Navy

Recent incidents between the U.S. Navy and Iran are the latest signs of friction near Iran's coast between the two countries.
Putin and Rouhani meet in Moscow, praise Russia-Iran cooperation

Putin and Rouhani meet in Moscow, praise Russia-Iran cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran President Hassan Rouhani meet in the Kremlin, say they are satisfied with the level of cooperation between the countries.
Arnold Schwarzenegger attends audience with Pope

Arnold Schwarzenegger attends audience with Pope

Former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, attends a weekly general audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The E.U. includes President Trump with threats from ISIS and Russia as Europe's biggest challenge

The E.U. includes President Trump with threats from ISIS and Russia as Europe's biggest challenge

In the span of two days, top European officials lumped together the administration of President Trump with the Islamic State and Russian aggression as the biggest threats against the E.U.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack that killed 12

Islamic State claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack that killed 12

Twelve people were killed and dozens more were injured after a large truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Nearly 1,300 migrants arrive in Sicily after rescue over the weekend

Nearly 1,300 migrants arrive in Sicily after rescue over the weekend

Nearly 1,300 rescued migrants arrived on the Italian island of Sicily over the weekend. Official Italian figures show a 57 percent increase so far in arrivals by boat compared to last year.
Farmer faces jail time for helping migrants cross into France

Farmer faces jail time for helping migrants cross into France

Cédric Herrou has defied French authorities by shuffling undocumented migrants across the Italian border and onto his hillside farm.
Watch man-made objects journey from the outer solar system back to Earth

Watch man-made objects journey from the outer solar system back to Earth

Man-made objects designed to explore the universe are now challenges for modern spaceflight.