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Migrant Crisis Spiraling as Eurozone Debates New Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 31, 2015 at 4:15pm 8/31/2015 at 4:15pm

In early August, Europe’s migrant crisis was thrown into full relief when the French port city of Calais became overrun by migrants hoping to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Thousands of migrants, coming mostly from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan, crowded the port, and things quickly became...

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Greece to stay in Eurozone, but at a cost (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:15pm 7/13/2015 at 1:15pm
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After 22 hours of fierce negotiating, the Eurozone summit has come up with a deal that will keep Greece in the Eurozone in exchange for both budget cuts and tax hikes.

For those who oppose austerity and “euro”centric economics, the deal is a huge blow. Europe has agreed to advance Greece...

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Greek Debt Crisis Makes Waves in US Markets

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2015 at 2:54pm 7/6/2015 at 2:54pm
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US stock prices sank into the negative this morning in the wake of Greece’s landslide “no” vote rejecting a referendum that would have created yet a new layer in the flailing country’s creditor-debtor relationship with more stable Eurozone countries.

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Greece on the Brink

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:31pm 6/29/2015 at 4:31pm

There are financial crises, and then there are financial crises.

Greece is smack in the middle of the latter.

Today Greek officials instituted drastic controls over the country’s financial institutions, making it difficult (if not impossible) for citizens to access money locked down in bank accounts. Officials have limited cash withdrawals...

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Obama, world leaders meet at G-7

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 7:30pm 6/7/2015 at 7:30pm

This weekend, President Obama traveled to Germany to talk trade, Russia, and the growing threat of Islamic extremists with the leaders of the other G-7 nations.

Topping the list of topics up for discussion is the continuing threat of Russian aggression in Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. The White...

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World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:30am 2/9/2015 at 8:30am

Since February 2014, the Russian military has been taking steps to secure portions of eastern Ukraine; forces successfully annexed the Crimea, and Russian separatists in Ukraine have continued their attacks. Nations including the United States have advocated for providing Ukrainians with the means to defend themselves—that means tanks, weapons, and training—but...

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Germany Refuses Debt Writedown for Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:30am 2/3/2015 at 8:30am

Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras is finding out that his country’s massive debt won’t go away just because he wants it to. Maybe that’s why Germany has a strong economy and Greece doesn’t.

Jane Wharton of Express UK reported:

Merkel refuses to write off Greece’s debt

In her first interview since Syriza won...

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Paris National Unity Rally (LIVE)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 8:48am 1/11/2015 at 8:48am

A huge national unity rally is underway in Paris, attended by major international leaders.

Live video below, and Twitter feeds at the bottom of the post.

Live video feeds:

[Rally over, Video feeds removed]

Recorded video, images, tweets.

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California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:15am 12/22/2014 at 10:15am

Although the media has recently been less focused on Ebola, the disease is still impacting Africa and the death count now tops 7000.

Meanwhile, a new epidemic of a disease that was once thought well-contained by vaccinations may be occurring in my home state of California.

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Obama foreign policy “is like the Brazilian national soccer squad”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:18pm 8/23/2014 at 5:18pm
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Greg Gutfeld sat in for Bill on the O’Reilly Factor last night and in one segment, he interviewed Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal.

The focus of their discussion was the meltdown of the Obama presidency with an eye to foreign policy. Watch below:

The column Stephens wrote for Commentary Magazine which...

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Updates on #Gaza: Israeli Commandos Attack Rocket Cache, more (#IsraelUnderFire)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:58am 7/13/2014 at 10:58am

The Times of Israel sums up the casualties so far.

As of Saturday afternoon, the death toll in Gaza from Israel’s Operation Protective Edge had climbed to 127 people, after Israeli forces struck 60 targets overnight Friday and into Saturday; Israel had no breakdown on the proportion of civilian and combatant casualties....

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Double Spy: Did US spy on German committee investigating US spying?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 3:00pm 7/7/2014 at 3:00pm

If the relationship between the Obama Administration and German Chancellor Angela Merkel weren’t frosty enough over the NSA spying on her phone — things got a lot more tense over the weekend.

With mystery enveloping a German intelligence service employee accused of spying — reportedly for the United States — German officials...

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Latest on Snowden docs: May expose U.S. — Foreign Intel cooperation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:43pm 10/24/2013 at 8:43pm

(Photo: The Guardian)

The US has begun the awkward process of notifying intelligence services in some countries that documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contained information about their cooperation with the US.

From the Washington Post:

U.S. officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the...

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Euro Solutions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:28am 2/17/2012 at 11:28am

The European Union is in deep water but that, thankfully, hasn’t stopped the Europeans from laughing at themselves.

einige Schadenfreude (some Schadenfreude): “Dinner for One” (with subtitles)

There are apparently a series of videos with Merkel and Sarko dubbed over discussing ...

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An Apt EU Comparison

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2011 at 4:45pm 11/7/2011 at 4:45pm

Over at the DailyBeast, Stefan Theil has a really great write-up about rich nations interacting with poor nations, using a comparison of Texas/Louisiana/Florida & Greece/Italy/Spain.  

Imagine 27 Barack Obamas and John Boehners trying to get a debt and banking crisis under control. That, in essence, is what the Europeans are...

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Norway – The Warning Signs Were There

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2011 at 3:27pm 7/22/2011 at 3:27pm

Consider me a fan of Norway.  I traveled there extensively in my youth, and still have friends there.  It is a beautiful country, with a traditionally pro-American foreign policy.  It saddens me to see Norway have its version of the London bus bombings.

Former congressional candidate and nanoscientist Mike Stopa notes that ...

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The German nuclear “solution”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:33pm 5/30/2011 at 1:33pm
Kathleen

Despite the fact that it is nowhere near a tsunami-prone area, the German government announced that it will phase out nuclear power over the next decade. Currently, Germany receives roughly a quarter of their energy from nuclear sources and no alternatives were cited in the announcement.

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