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There’s No Such Thing as Being Left or Right Brained

New research finds that people use their whole brains, not just one side; Southern European properties now come with a speedy EU residency permit; meanwhile, will the Internet kill advertising next? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Snooping Around Your Skull

Scientists are working on tiny intelligent dust particles that can be inserted to monitor brain functions; the EU is cracking down on Israel by excluding its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem from future agreements; meanwhile, reporters at several news journals are getting “camera ready” in order to compete with broadcasters for video views. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Europe Spied On

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Obama Battles Revelations of EU Spying

The latest disclosures from NSA leaker on the run Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency spied on European Union offices in Brussels, Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations, as well as on more than 38 embassies and missions and European citizens. German Green Party politician and privacy advocate Malte Spitz weighs in.

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European Officials Angered Over Reports NSA Spied on Them

Americans aren’t the only ones being spied on by the U.S. National Security Agency; European Union officials are being snooped on as well, according to a new report.

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Endless

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Turkey Under Watch

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The European Floods

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Assad Rescued by Hezbollah

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Dancing

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The EU and Syria

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European Economy

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Rise of U.K. Populist Party

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More Union in the EU Doubtful

The “More Europe” remedy favored by German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems plausible enough as a slogan, but so did the single currency.

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Cyprus

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No Money

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Cyprus Deal

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Cypriot Euro

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European Union Fires

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The Birth of Venus

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Saturn Eating Cyprus

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Cyprus Bailout

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A Safe and a Shotgun or Publicly Owned Banks? The Battle of Cyprus

For now, the government of Cyprus has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed levy on bank deposits as a condition for a European bailout. But if technocrat bankers can push through their confiscation scheme, precedent will be established for doing it elsewhere when bank bailouts become prohibitive for governments.

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Sinking Cyprus

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Cyprus Savings

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Europe, Romance and the Economy

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Horse Meat

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Horsemeat Scandal

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Europe After 3 Years of Austerity

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Horses Have a Beef

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Beppe Grillo

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Free-Trade Valentine

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EU Budget Cuts

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Gay Marriage Gets a Boost in French Parliament

Gay marriage is close to getting the government’s official nod in France, as Saturday a majority of the country’s National Assembly members approved a key article in a bill aiming to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Controlling the International Flow of Money

“For the past 35 years, the world’s largest financial institutions and most Western governments have worked to strip away all obstacles to the free flow of money from country to country,” and the results have been disastrous, the New Economics Foundation reports.

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Leaving the European Union

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Economist Stern: ‘I Got It Wrong on Climate Change—It’s Far, Far Worse’

Lord Nicholas Stern, the widely respected author of a landmark 2006 government-commissioned report on global warming’s effect on the world economy, says he underestimated the risks and should have been more “blunt” about the dangers posed by rising temperatures.

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Europe’s Carbon Scheme Goes Up in Smoke

A combination of successful lobbying, political interference and lack of economic growth has wrecked the carbon market designed to combat climate change. It is now cheaper to pollute the atmosphere than to invest in becoming energy efficient.

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Cameron About the EU

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Cameron and EU

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French in Mali

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Euro Not Out of Woods

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Life of Greece

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Sisyphus in Economics

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European Union & Nobel Peace Prize

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Confusion

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Greece and EU Aid

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EU Budget Cut Row

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Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits New High

Unemployment in the eurozone has climbed to nearly 18.5 million people across 17 countries, with 146,000 people joining the ranks of the jobless just last month, The Guardian reports.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 READ MORE


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