All posts by VOANews

  • aerial photo by nasa of the island of cyprus
    Cyprus sparks controversy as EU’s next president
    July 2, 2012, by VOANews

    Cyprus takes over the European Union presidency Sunday for the next six months. The island’s own financial difficulties and its location in the eastern Mediterranean are expected to sharpen the […]

  • Europe weighing Italian, Spanish debt relief
    June 29, 2012, by VOANews

    European leaders are weighing the possibility of using the eurozone’s financial rescue fund to make direct debt purchases from Italy and Spain as a way to ease the surging borrowing […]

  • wads of 100 euro notes bound in stacks
    Spain, Cyprus seek bailouts for their ailing banks
    June 26, 2012, by VOANews

    Spain and Cyprus — one of the euro currency bloc’s biggest economies and one of its smallest — both sought eurozone bailouts Monday for their financially troubled banks. Spain asked […]

  • Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras
    Greece’s new leaders to miss EU meeting
    June 25, 2012, by VOANews

    Greece has run into a snag in its efforts to renegotiate its European-led bailout, as health problems sidelined the new prime minister and finance minister ahead of a critical meeting […]

  • Samaras sworn in as Greek prime minister
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Conservative Antonis Samaras has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister, leading a newly formed coalition government that intends to renegotiate the terms of an international bailout package. Three […]

  • Egypt’s Mubarak on life support as protests swell
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Egyptian security sources say ousted President Hosni Mubarak is unconscious and on a respirator after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital following a stroke. Earlier reports by […]

  • Egypt’s Mubarak dead at 84
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the man long seen as the symbol of stability in the Middle East but who was ousted in a popular uprising, has died after suffering […]