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COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks, and what happens now, depends in large part on where you live - here are five key elements to watch over the coming year as countries move forward on their promises.... Read more»


Austerity in Greece

Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets in sometimes violent protest against the passage of an austerity bill that will earn the country a bailout from the EU.... Read more»

French accuser to meet DSK face-to-face

French accuser Tristane Banon will meet face-to-face with former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whom she has accused of attempted rape.... Read more»

IMF names French finance minister as new chief

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde will become the first female chief of the International Monetary Fund, with the global lending organization naming her Tuesday as its managing director.... Read more»

Strauss-Kahn indicted, resigns from IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted Thursday over the sex assault case raised by a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her. Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF Wednesday. ... Read more»

Strauss-Kahn now toast to the French

However New York courts deal with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to the French he is toast. The suave global economist favored to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012 has shamed a society that is not easy to shock.... Read more»

IMF chief accused in sexual assault

A hotel maid picked Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, out of a lineup Sunday as the man who she claims sexually assaulted her in his $3,000-a-night suite at a New York hotel.... Read more»

Ireland: Teetering on the edge of existence

For a long time the Irish were confident that at least things here were not as bad as in Iceland, a tiny nation that went bankrupt trying to play the financial markets. But the oft-repeated jibe that the only difference between Iceland and Ireland is one letter and one year is perilously close to coming true.... Read more»

Europe needs more than a bailout

Europe needs more than an aid package. It needs an aggressive growth agenda coupled with effective tools to manage economic divergence. Only then will the potential gains from a common currency be reaped.... Read more»

Comic: Global finance

Boys will be boys

Fun and games for the boyz at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington.... Read more»


The end of Western capitalism?

The European Union's ignominious decision to turn to the IMF to bail out a member state, Greece, is a canary in the coal mine. With Western geopolitical credibility already severely weakened by the Iraq fiasco, this latest blow can only accelerate the rising influence of China on the world's many aspiring powers.... Read more»