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Greece Debt Crisis: New Tax Announced To Help Fight Greek Budget Woes

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Hopes that that Greece won't be allowed to default on its crushing debt load weighed against fears the country's crisis would s...

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Peace Prevails in Ireland A last minute peace deal is reached in Northern Ireland to peacefully devolve L...

Sarkozy and Merkel Brush Off Obama snub

AP | DEBORAH SEWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed off President Barack Obama's decision not to attend an annu...

EU Cancels Entire Summit Because Obama Isn't Going

The Hill | Bridget Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's plan to skip a European Union-U.S. summit in May has led EU leaders to scrap the summit altogether. The White House signaled...

Zapatero 'Angry' Over Obama Skipping EU Meeting In Madrid

New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has decided not to attend a United States-European Union summit scheduled for Madrid in May, and European Union officials found out ab...

Israel To EU? Italian PM Berlusconi Makes Suggestion

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Monday he hopes to bring Israel into the European Union, at the start of a three-day v...

Greece Moves To Quash Rumors About Bailout

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland — Greek and European officials moved Friday to quash market buzz that Athens could find itself in too deep a financial hole t...

Deficit Terrorism Could Kill the Euro

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

The insanity of self-imposed political constraints which limit the range of fiscal policy, not only impart a deflationary bias to the economy, but also preclude the adoption of prompt counter-cyclical policy.

European Union: Fears Grow That Greece May Drag Euro Down

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — Could Greece drag down Europe? EU finance ministers are pressing their indebted and riot-prone Balkan member to embrace a massive au...

Pilar Juarez Not Confirmed Dead: Spain Corrects Reports, Says UN Envoy Still Missing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Spain's Foreign Ministry says a missing European Union envoy to Haiti was mistakenly identified as being among the dead. The ministry ...

Europe's Next Step Regarding Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This week, the Israeli arrogance seems to be facing a reality check. The next logical step is for the EU countries to refuse products produced in East Jerusalem.

Think Tank's Advice To Europe: Stop 'Fetishizing' American Relationship

Spiegel Online | Gregor Peter Schmitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The council released a study on Monday called "Toward a Post-American Europe," based on wide-ranging interviews and research conducted in the 27 EU me...

David Miliband EU Foreign Minister? | Ian Traynor in Brussels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Miliband, the foreign secretary, is the subject of growing talk in Brussels, Paris, Berlin and Scandinavia that he is in line to become Europe's...

The Latest Threat to Romania: Beauty and Brains

Carmen Burcea-Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carmen Burcea-Haber

Unfortunately many men, and not only Romanians, still have to grow up and accept the fact that beauty doesn't preclude intelligence in a woman, and stop feeling threatened by it.

Greece: Debts Lead To Worries Of "New Iceland" Situation | Helena Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The likelihood of Greece becoming the next Iceland and plunging into bankruptcy looms over a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels today as the ...

CIA Rendition Plane Spotted In Birmingham UK

The Guardian | Robert Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An American plane named in an inquiry by the European parliament into alleged CIA torture flights landed at Birmingham airport last month and was met ...

EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to make Jerusalem their shared capital, prompting a swi...

Crucifix Banned From Italian Schools In New EU Court Ruling

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The Vatican on Tuesday denounced a ruling by the European court of human rights that said the display of crucifixes in Italian public sch...

Pfizer-Wyeth Deal Approved By FTC

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AFP) -- US regulators gave tentative approval Wednesday to a deal allowing Pfizer to buy pharmaceutical Wyeth, boosting the size of the worl...

EU Pledges Billions In Climate Aid To Poor Countries

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — EU leaders agreed Friday to commit euro2.4 billion ($3.6 billion) a year until 2012 to help poorer countries combat global warming, a...

Palestinians Seek EU Support For Independent State

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians asked the European Union on Monday to back their plan to have the U.N. Security Council recognize an inde...

UK Banks To Sell Hundreds Of Branches After Bailout From Government

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — The Royal Bank of Scotland, Northern Rock, and Lloyds Banking Group are to sell off as many as 700 branches in the next few years in exchan...

Americans Arrogant at UN Climate Conference (COP15)

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Smith

American bombast and European Union snark were on full display at Day One of the UNFCC in Copenhagen today. U.S. Envoy Jonathan Pershing said "there is a deal to be done" in Copenhagen.

European Court Of Human Rights Bans Italian School Crucifixes

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the use of crucifixes in classrooms in Italy....

EU's Lucky Charm: Ireland Supports Lisbon Treaty - Now What?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Joelle Fiss Human RIghts First Pennoyer Fellow BRUSSELS, October 3, 2009 - "This is a day of celebration for Ireland and for Europe", chuckled for...