11 Countries With More Problems Than America

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Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi always seems to be involved in a sex scandal, and recent feuds with officials in his own ruling party have intensified worries that Italy might need a Greek-style bailout to help pay down high levels of debt. If so, Italy could easily overwhelm Europe's resources, since its economy—and its presumed needs—are bigger than in Greece or Ireland.

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