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Italy Inclined

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Statue of Angela Merkel

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European Union Life Raft

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Greek Euro

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EU Slaps a Ban on Syrian Oil

The European Union announced Saturday that it is banning purchases of Syrian oil, a first for Europe, which had thus far avoided targeting Syrian industry as a method to stem the government violence there. (more)

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Sarkozy Urges ‘One Voice’ for EU on Issue of Palestinian Statehood

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday in a speech to French ambassadors that he wanted all 27 countries of the European Union to speak with “one voice” in September on the issue of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations General Assembly. (more)

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Let Us Die Together

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AP / Kostas Tsironis

Obama to Syria: Step Down, Assad

President Obama and other world leaders called Thursday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign in the face of the regime’s continued violence against pro-democracy protesters.

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Credit Crunch

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Terror of the Crazy Brain

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EU Battles Extremes

The EU decides to address far-right extremism; education fails to solve poverty and inequality, while Netflix may destroy TV networks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Hopelessness

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Greece Bailout

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Kebab Obama

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Papandreou Among the Ruins

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Panda Diplomacy

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Greek Lessons

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Violent Video Game Ban Blown to Smithereens

The Supreme Court overturned California’s ban on violent video games; social networking sites may be effectively enhancing our social lives; and a case of public urination in Oregon forces a city to flush its reservoir. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Soros Sounds a Warning on the Future of EU

George Soros issued a dire warning to the European Union recently, stating that fundamental flaws in the design of the euro are preventing economically distressed nations like Greece from getting back on their feet and threatening the very existence of the EU. (more)

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE


Uncle Sisyphus

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Ten and Out?

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Greek Austerity Protests

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Greece

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Greece’s Economic Crisis

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Greek Economy

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Libyan Intervention Exposes European Disunity

The European intervention in Libya has provided a needed practical demonstration of the European states’ ability to influence world affairs, while at the same time discrediting the expectation that the European Union itself can or will conduct a united foreign and security policy.

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EU to Place Sanctions on Syria

The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Syria next week in response to the Assad regime’s latest violent crackdowns, which have killed as many as 16 protesters.

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Eurocorruption

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Unexpected Revelations in Libya Intervention

The always-implausible notion that the European Union could have a common foreign policy has been exploded.

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AP / Daniel Roland

EU Moves to Shore Up Bailout Fund

European Union financial officials meeting in Brussels have agreed on the setting up of a permanent bailout fund, even as Portugal reportedly teeters on the precipice of financial collapse.

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European Libya Watchdog

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Worry

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AP / Daniel Roland

EU Moves to Defend the Euro

Despite sounding more like an arcade than a currency oversight organization, European Union leaders have agreed to set up an official bailout fund for eurozone members as soon as 2013, doing “whatever is required” to defend the beleaguered currency.

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Weight Problems Expanding in Europe

Sad but apparently true: Europeans are gaining on Americans. According to a newly released study, more than half of the adult European population is overweight, and their kids aren’t exactly fitness champs either.

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Google and Europe

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AP / Peter Morrison

$50 Billion for Irish Bailout

Although it may sound like a delicious alcoholic beverage rather than a $50 billion rescue of Ireland’s capitalist apparatus, an Irish bailout by the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank is being discussed as the island country reels from debt and failed banks.

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Irish Labor Party Rep Excoriates Minister for ‘Destroying Economy’

The Irish economy is in quite a state, and according to Labor TD (that’s MP in Irish parlance) Pat Rabbitte, some specific people are to blame for Ireland’s plight. One of them just happened to be right next to him ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 READ MORE


Testing Turkey

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AP / Daniel Roland

EU to Institute Stricter Euro Zone Rules

Like a well-financed and politically powerful parent, the European Union has agreed to implement tougher rules for euro zone countries that overspend and over-borrow to “deter bad budgetary behavior” that could lead the currency into yet another crisis.

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AP / Riccardo De Luca

Iran Joins in for Future Talk About Afghanistan

An Iranian representative is now included in a league of international envoys from the EU, NATO, the U.S. and elsewhere—aka the International Contact Group on Afghanistan—that is engaging in an ongoing conversation about Afghanistan’s future.

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France to Take Roma Fingerprints

The immigration debate in France just got a bit hairier. After the government publicly rounded up and expelled more than 10,000 Roma in this year alone, French authorities have announced they will begin to use a biometric fingerprinting system to discourage those who were expelled from coming back.

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 READ MORE



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Europeans Take to the Streets to Protest Spending Cuts

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of people in Spain, Italy, Greece and other European nations registered their disapproval of their governments’ moves to make them bear the brunt of the financial shenanigans that sent the global economy into a downward spiral two years ago.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Daniel Roland

When the Euro Almost Died

In a fascinating tale of international financial intrigue, the Wall Street Journal reveals how a secret task force of European leaders—dubbed “the group that doesn’t exist”—was formed in 2008 to prevent the collapse of the eurozone, which could have triggered another global economic tsunami.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010 READ MORE



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Sarkozy, EU Officials Trade Blows in Roma Row

French President Nicolas Sarkozy fired back Thursday at European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who had previously let fly about France’s controversial move to dismantle Roma camps and deport occupants thereof to other countries.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 READ MORE


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At Least the German Economy’s Growing

The U.S. economy is still an unholy mess, but someone is doing something right over in Germany, which reported record growth over the three-month period from April through June—the biggest such spike since the once-split nation reunified.

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Hasan Sarbakhshian

And Now, Even More Sanctions Against Iran

The Iranian government is apparently of the opinion that sanctions are not “an effective tool,” particularly when those sanctions are imposed against Iran from elsewhere in the world, such as the more stringent ones that the European Union just adopted, for example.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Daniel Roland

U.S. Granted Access to European Bank Info

Here’s another bit of news guaranteed to win us friends around the world: On Thursday, EU officials voted in favor of granting U.S. anti-terror investigators access to Europeans’ bank information.

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Virginia Mayo

EU Moves to Cap Bank Bonuses

Looks like banking executives in EU member nations will have to settle for slightly less ginormous bonuses in the coming year, once the European Parliament puts its official stamp on an agreement to limit banking bonuses and severance packages.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010 READ MORE



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Belgium Unity ‘Close to the Abyss’

Electoral victories for Dutch-speaking separatists in Belgium have further shaken the fragile unity of the European country. Nationalist movements there continue to gain momentum, and this, analysts say, has pushed Belgium “close to the abyss” of permanent national division.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010 READ MORE



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Spain Bites the Bullet

As the euro continues to tank and European countries scramble to deal with shrinking economic forecasts, Spain has proposed slashing its spending plans by nearly 8 percent next year as it struggles to deal with financial turbulence.

Posted on May 28, 2010 READ MORE


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