| Jul 10, 2015

Orderly 'Grexit' poses a puzzle for lawyers

A “Grexit” on Sunday? Not so fast, say the lawyers. Even if creditors pull the plug, Greece will remain legally part of the eurozone on Monday. It could hang on in a half-out, half-in state indefinitely, creating legal murk for businesses and adding to ...

Greek crisis poses major security risk for Europe

| Jul 9, 2015

Greek crisis poses major security risk for Europe

As a key security partner for the West and the prime route for migrants arriving in Europe, Greece poses a threat to more than the financial stability of the continent if its crisis deepens. All eyes this week are on whether Athens will finally ...

Does Greek vote befit the birthplace of democracy?

| Jul 4, 2015

Does Greek vote befit the birthplace of democracy?

When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras dropped the bombshell of a popular plebiscite on the tough demands of creditors keeping Greece afloat, he cited the country’s pedigree as the “birthplace of democracy.” Greeks, the left-wing prime minister said last weekend, “should send a resounding democratic ...

Referendum won't end Greek drama

| Jul 3, 2015

Referendum won't end Greek drama

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Germany and the rest of the euro region are bracing for more Greek political upheaval followed by tortuous negotiations, even if the country votes for more austerity in Sunday’s referendum. There is no quick fix to the crisis because European Union rules make talks ...

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

| Jun 20, 2015

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South Carolina ...