By STEVEN ERLANGER and STEPHEN CASTLE
Euro zone members agreed to a treaty that requires stricter fiscal discipline, but efforts to reach unanimity among the members of the European Union failed as Britain refused to go along.
By SARAH LYALL and JULIA WERDIGIER
Its rejection of the euro zone pact left Britain as isolated as it has been in postwar Europe, effectively excluded from future decisions.
The Lede Blog
By J. DAVID GOODMAN and VICTORIA SHANNON
The Lede is following developments in negotiations over the debt crisis in Europe, where leaders of most -- but not all -- of the countries signed a treaty on Friday requiring stricter budgetary discipline.
By LIZ ALDERMAN
The ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded the three largest banks in France, and said the French government was likely to step in if conditions worsened.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Croatia on Friday signed a treaty to join the European Union in 2013, a bittersweet milestone as the bloc prepares to take on board a sluggish economy.
By NICHOLAS KULISH
As Germany fights to save the euro, it has found an unexpected friend in Poland, a historic enemy that now staunchly supports greater European integration.