Ireland follows Greece in asking for a bailout; fears spread about finances of Portugal, Spain. Forgetting Waterloo, France and Britain agree to military merger. EU fails to excite Obama. British lawmaker can’t resist referring to Nazis.
A fiscal debate gets physical in the Upper House. China and Argentina make up over the soy oil saga. The economy reaches record (nominal) growth, although inflation is rising. Plus, the nation watches the rescue of a girl trapped in a well, and the president declares wine the national drink.