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As Other Nations Lag, Europe Presses Ahead with Drastic Greenhouse Reductions

As Other Nations Lag, Europe Presses Ahead with Drastic Greenhouse Reductions
Europe is already a leader in environmental policy, but an upcoming vote on drastic greenhouse gas reductions would be unprecedented.
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Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case

Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case
An investigation launched on information from the German branch of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA, which wasn't fined as a result of its cooperation, has resulted in fines of 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for beer-price fixing in Europe.
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US Ambassador to Ukraine's Bugged Conversation (F-Word Included) Sparks Blame Game with Russia

US Ambassador to Ukraine's Bugged Conversation (F-Word Included) Sparks Blame Game with Russia
US and Ukraine diplomats fired competing verbal salvos at each other after a Russian aide posted a bugged conversation between the US Ambassador and Victoria Nuland, the US' top diplomat to the European Union. A voice assumed to be Nuland can be heard saying, "F--- the E.U." Must be some sort of diplomatic code word.
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German Chancellor Candidate: Stop Trade Negotiations Until US Stops Spying

German Chancellor Candidate: Stop Trade Negotiations Until US Stops Spying
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's election challenger says he would suspend negotiations with the U.S. over a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement until Washington clarifies details about National Security Agency surveillance programs.
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The AP
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A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone

A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone
Remember when New York bailed out Texas to the tune of $150 billion? It was less than 25 years ago, but a lot has changed — and yet global parallels still abound.
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Jared Bernstein
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Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns

Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns
France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren't far behind.
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Angela Charlton and Thomas Adamson
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Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II

Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II
There is no deficit problem. The deficit is down 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit and is falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II. Yet the Washington debate is about how and where to cut us back into recession. Why?
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