Europe's politicians are being told to watch their language when it comes to debating the future of the single currency.
This is the closest the leader has come to admitting he is considering a bailout after months of denials.
On Europe's battered bond markets, Ireland has found it doesn't take much to stand out from the crowd.
Q2 earnings fall 46% as euro-debt crisis hits investment-banking profits.
The European Central Bank is thinking the unthinkable to save the euro, including resuming its controversial bond-buying program and possibly even pursuing quantitative easing.
France and Spain have called for EU leaders to accelerate a rescue plan for Spanish banks to calm fears of a full international bailout.
The UK recession has deepened, latest official figures have shown, after the output of the economy fell by 0.7% between April and June.
Eurozone finance ministers agree to lend Madrid up to €100bn ($123bn) to recapitlaize banks.
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