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Greek PM: Never Mind the Referendum

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou appeared to be losing his grip on both his country and his job on Thursday, as reports circulated that he had scrapped his surprise call for a nationwide referendum on the bailout plan proposed by eurozone leaders ... (more) Updated

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Deflated Euro

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Greek Ruins

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Greek PM Rocks the Bailout Boat

Last week’s summit of European Union leaders to find an emergency solution, or at least a stopgap measure, for the region’s compounding economic crisis initially led to a brief bounce in the markets and a flash of hope. That was squelched by Tuesday with the news that Greek prime minister … (more)

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AP / Daniel Roland

Eurozone Gets a Boost, Finally

This week’s European crisis summit in Brussels has produced an agreement in an effort to mitigate what was looking like an inevitable economic catastrophe, judging by the dire situation in Greece and elsewhere in the eurozone. By Thursday, international markets were registering the results.

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EU Leaders Hold Emergency Huddle

Greece is hanging by a thread, and its European neighbors scrambled to avoid a similar fate, and stave off even harder times for the Greeks, by holding a summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Here’s a look at a couple of action items on the busy agenda for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon … (more)

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Greek Busts

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As Another Crisis Looms, a Case for the Euro and Collective Action

In the discussion over how to solve Europe’s financial crisis, opponents of the euro argue “that it is a monetary straitjacket and that the best reform now would be its breakup.” Not so, says Will Hutton, author, columnist and former editor-in-chief of The Observer. (more)

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The Breakdown of the European Union

The demise of the European Union has begun with riots; scholars afraid of repression are creating alternate Internets; meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests are starting to get some traction with the mainstream. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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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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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.

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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)

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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)

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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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