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November 7th, 2011
10:26 AM ET

Will Silvio Berlusconi resign? Author Niall Ferguson on what went so wrong in Europe

Just as Greece begins to get a handle on its debt crisis, another European country stands on the brink of crisis. There are reports this morning that Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resign. On Saturday, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Rome to voice their opposition to his government and its reforms. A crucial vote on budget reform measures is expected in Rome Tuesday.

Niall Ferguson, author of "Civilization: The West and the Rest," explains to Christine Romans why Berlusconi needs to step down.

Filed under: Economy • Europe • World
October 28th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

TIME magazine editor explains Hillary Clinton's "smart power"

Whether it's the rise of the Arab Spring in the Middle East or the killing of major Al-Qaeda figures – it's been a year of major changes on foreign shores. Staying on top of these sweeping changes has kept Secretary of State Hilary Clinton plenty busy. Clinton has been working aggressively behind the scenes to oversee the transition to democracy in the Middle East. At the same time, it's been a challenge to work within an administration headed by a former political rival.

Carol Costello speaks with Massimo Calabresi, who wrote this week's TIME Magazine new cover story on Clinton, to discuss the Secretary of Ctate's use of "smart power" – and her surprising obsession with social media.

Filed under: World
June 16th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Legendary investor: America is overdue for another recession

The Dow closed at a new three-month low Wednesday, dropping 1.5%, as civil unrest continued in Greece in response to the government's austerity program. Concern over Greece's debt problems as well as gloomy manufacturing news sparked a sell-off.

Legendary investor Jim Rogers says he sees "continued turmoil for the next few years," and that America is overdue for another recession.

Rogers, founder of Rogers Holdings and the author of A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing, tells American Morning how he is reading this week's poor economic news.

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Filed under: Economy • U.S. • World
June 16th, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Pakistan arrests informants who aided the U.S. in bin Laden raid

Pakistani informants who aided the United States in finding and killing Osama Bin Laden have been detained. Those detained include one man who rented a safe house to the CIA.

The news puts even more strain on an already tense relationship between the U.S. and the Middle Eastern nation.

Chad Sweet is the Co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk management consulting group, and a Former CIA official who says the U.S. should help those who have helped it. Sweet talks to American Morning about the latest developments out of Pakistan.

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan • World
June 15th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Greek police in Athens fire tear gas at demonstrators

(CNN) - Greek police fired tear gas at demonstrators in the capital Athens during protests Wednesday against government plans to slash budgets.

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Filed under: Economy • World
May 16th, 2011
09:57 AM ET

Head of IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, charged with sex abuse

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was charged early Sunday with sexual abuse. The 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn was accused of chasing a housekeeper and trying to sexually assault her while in a New York hotel room. He is expected to be arraigned Monday.

CNN Legal Contributor Sunny Hostin talks to Ali Velshi and Christine Romans about the legal issues surrounding the incident.

Filed under: Economy • Law • U.S. • World
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