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Global Politics

How did Greece get here?

Greece owes lenders hundreds of billions of dollars, its deficit is over 13 percent and the economy is in recession. As Greeks come to terms with the the future they're also reflecting on just how they got to this point. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

Germany votes to bail out Greece

Today Germany's Lower House of Parliament approved a controversial 38 billion dollar bailout loan to Greece. It's deeply unpopular among Germans, but it brings the EU one step closer to providing a massive rescue package to Greece. Gerry Hadden reports.

Conflict & Justice

Greece protest turns violent

Three people have been killed in the Greek capital, Athens, where protests against big cuts in government spending have turned violent. Marco Werman speaks with one of the protestors, Despina Koutsoumba, who's with the Greek Civil Servants' Trade Union.

Conflict & Justice

Greece's credit downgraded

The international credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, downgraded Greek debt to a level known informally as 'junk.' Anchor Marco Werman discusses the role of credit rating agencies with Justin Fox, Editorial Director of Harvard Business Review.

Global Politics

Euro inches up on word of deal

European leaders spent weeks hammering out an agreement aimed at shoring up confidence in the Euro and in the countries who use it. They finally agreed on a plan to bail out debt-ridden Greece. The World's Laura Lynch reports.