Eurozone break-up fears hit two-year high – business live


Rolling economic and financial news, as a new survey finds that investors are more concerned about Greece leaving the eurozoneBank of England’s Carney and Habgood at TSCLatest: Greek reform bills could be delayedSentix: 38% of investors see eurozone break-up this yearGrexit fears highest since autumn 2012Stunning German retail sales figures Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Iraq elections: Can country be saved from break-up?


Iraqis go to the polls on 30 April in parliamentary elections overshadowed by violence and sectarian tension. Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is bidding for a third term, presenting himself as the only candidate capable of defeating a growing al-Qaeda-inspired insurgency. But Sunni Arabs and Kurds accuse Mr Maliki of and pro-Shia. Some observers think his re-election could endanger Iraq's fragile democracy. What's at stake? These elections are likely to have a big influence on the future stability Read more [...]

State dinner for France’s Hollande may get awkward after his breakup


The White House had invited French President Francois Hollande's first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, to the state dinner. Officials scramble to reorganize. WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]