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Italian election means new stress for eurozone

FRANKFURT, Germany — Until last weekend, Europe seemed headed for a quiet Christmas and New Year’s. Then Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti unexpectedly announced he was going to resign, pulling the plug on a government that had boosted confidence in the country’s ability to manage its debts. The prospect […]

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Germany’s response to the Greek debt crisis seen hampered by Merkel’s upcoming re-election bid

Photo Gallery: Click to view (4 Photos) BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s upcoming re-election battle is shaping Europe’s response to bailing out debt-ridden Greece. Her strategy: Do just enough to keep Greece afloat but spare German voters — for now — the news that even more of their […]

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