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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

Greeks go to the polls Sunday

Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.

At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency al...


The Greek 2 minutes

no to austerity greece

If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments -- and what you need to know. Last updated: July 7, 11:55 am ET (3:55 pm GMT).

1) Greece will request a new European bailout by Wednesday.

2) Greece will reportedly ask Europe for les...


Why 2016 candidates should worry more about China

7th Fleet flotilla in East China Sea

The world might be fixated on ISIS, Iran's nuclear aspirations, Greece's economic crash and a belligerent Vladimir Putin.

But there's one high-stakes geopolitical riddle that has the potential to do even more to vex the next president of the United St...


Pro-Rubio group has raised more than $15 million

Marco Rubio in NH

The nonprofit group backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's bid for the White House has raised nearly $16 million, the organization announced Monday.

The Conservative Solutions Project, which as a tax-exempt organization is not required to disclose its don...


Pataki challenges Trump to debate

George Pataki

Former New York Gov. George Pataki challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate on immigration Monday in New Hampshire, saying he wants to hear a real plan for reform from Trump, not "name calling" and "insults."

As the two vie for the Republican pr...


Can Ted Cruz break into the top tier?

Ted Cruz capitol

He's got $50 million behind him, a fervent following in Iowa, and a brand that he's worked hard to never muddy, but Ted Cruz has yet to have a breakout moment. Is that about to change?

The Texas senator may remain mired in the middle of the seemingly ...


ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump course

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ESPN became the latest company on Monday to distance itself from Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate who kicked off his White House bid last month with inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants.

The sports media empire...


Obama on ISIS: 'This is a long-term campaign'

Obama on ISIL

President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and stable governments as keys to stopping the terror group's rise.


Did sanctuary law lead to slaying?

San Francisco

The killing last week of a San Francisco woman, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant with a felony record, has put the spotlight on the city's policy of refusing to honor federal requests to hold on to people found to be in the country illegally.


Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

President Barack Obama

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.


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