In a relationship, indifference is the most corrosive emotion. When there is so little to build on, divorce or misery are the only outcomes. For Greece, understanding that the German government is now entirely indifferent to its fate should be key to its decision-making.
Billionaire investor George Soros spoke to Bloomberg TV’s Francine Lacqua, calling on Europe to start a fund to buy Italian and Spanish bonds.
Cyprus has become the fifth eurozone country to seek outside financial help to shore up its ailing economy after a day of heavy selling on financial markets prompted by fear that this week's European summit will end without a blueprint to rescue the single currency.
Phaidon Capital has just completed on its new city HQ to enable the recruitment group to move to the next stage of its global expansion plan.
Mitt Romney's campaign managers were forced on the defensive on Monday after the Republican presidential candidate issued a vague and ambiguous response to the supreme court ruling on Arizona's tough anti-immigrant laws.
The Arizona immigration case follows the outlines of the case over the Affordable Care Act: both pit the administration against conservative state governments; both create crucibles for the forging of a new definition of "activist judges"; and in debates over both policies, conservatives have used economic fears to stack the deck in what is really an argument about civil rights. Justice Antonin Scalia reliably withering dissent from Monday's ruling on the SB1070 law begins its conclusion with just such a feint:
Politics is settling into a new shape, with Labour maintaining a steady five point lead over the Conservatives, according to an Guardian/ICM poll.
In perhaps the most ambitious set of specific proposals for reducing the welfare state since 1945, David Cameron on Monday set out plans for as many as 17 separate welfare reform measures.
Fresh questions over the cost, timetable and viability of universal credit, the centrepiece of the first wave of the government's welfare reforms, emerged on Monday as David Cameron unveiled 17 further reforms aimed at lopping £10bn off the welfare budget.
President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood spent his first day in office on Monday locked in discussions with the military over choosing his cabinet, with an inbox piled high with challenges for the near future.