Germany's DAX hits 2-year high
Germany's DAX rises above 7, 000 points for the first time since June 2008 as Germany rejects increasing support for struggling EU members.
Lenihan lays out austerity budget
Ireland's Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announces the austerity measures his government feels are needed to help save the country's economy.
Sounds of Sirens in Baghdad
A roadside bomb explodes next to a police patrol in central Baghdad wounding a police officer and two civilians. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Bomb attack on Lenin statue
A bomb destroys part of a Lenin statue near Saint Petersburg, the latest such attack on a monument to the founder of the Soviet Union
Tesco sees good growth overseas
Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, has seen third quarter sales boosted by overseas interest.
Indonesia's pilgrim volcano victims
Pilgrims to Hajj return to find their homes destroyed by the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia.
Pakistanis mourn blast victims
Mourners hold a funeral in northwest Pakistan for the victims of a double suicide attack, while a new blast in the south targets a local official's convoy.
Talks fail to defuse Ivory Coast row
Talks brokered by former South African President Thabo Mbeki fail to defuse Ivory Coast's power struggle, with Gbagbo and Outtara both claiming the presidency.
NATO responds to Albanian flooding
NATO begins airlift response to the worst flooding in Albania in recent history.
Ireland braced for scrooge Christmas
Ireland's government will unveil a record austerity budget later today, inflicting more pain on voters in an attempt to impress the IMF and EU and ensure quick access to their rescue funds.
SK evacuees, anti NK protests
South Korean evacuees are still living in shelters, protesters in Seoul make known their discontent.
Japan's corporate mood sours
Reuters Tankan survey shows Japanese manufacturers' sentiment souring in December, confidence may vanish by March next year.
Great Careers: Research Librarian
This is a video that explains some of the jobs that a librarian does. Shows the need for specialized librarians. Short video and could be motivating to students.
"In the Name of God: Regulating Religion in Indian Elections"
A talk by Ronojoy Sen, Visiting Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.
"A Sky to Fly: Archiving Women's Lives in Words and Images"
A talk by C.S. Lakshmi, founder and Director of Sound & Picture Archive for Research on Women (SPARROW) in Mumbai.
"The Informal Economy in Mexico"
Santiago Levy is Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and author of the book Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico. Mr. Levy speaks on the growth of Mexico’s informal economy.
"Aesthetics of Indian Art"
A talk by Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Director of Archaeology (retired) at the University of Kanchipuram.
Tax extension debate rages on
Economists say the extension of U.S. tax cuts will benefit the economy, but ordinary Americans wonder if the tax cuts, including those for wealthy Americans will be worth the eventual cost.
Japan eyes rare earth deals
Japanese trading houses eyes rare earth deals, as Chinese supply concerns mount.
"the boys i mean are not refined" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
The stills are from "Rebel Without a Cause" with James Dean, 1955. the boys i mean are not refined they go with girls who buck and bite they do not give a fuck for luck they hump them thirteen times a night one hangs a hat upon her tit one carves a cross on her behind they do not give a shit for wit the boys i mean are not refined they come with girls who bite and buck who cannot read and cannot write who laugh like they would fall apart and masturbate with dynamite the boys i mean are not