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Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

May 17, AP – To mark his one year anniversary in office, the French president gave a wide-ranging 150-minute news conference, a day after economic data showed France had slipped into recession. The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, insist their ties are strong, despite differing views on Europe’s […]

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EU starts Mali donor bidding with half a billion

EU starts Mali donor bidding with half a billion

May 15, AP – The European Union made the first major pledge ahead of Wednesday’s international donor conference, aiming to drum up funds for war-torn Mali. After talks with Mali’s interim president, Dioncounda Traore, European commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told reporters about the bloc’s plans. The European Union has pledged more than half a […]

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UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

May 13, AP – When it breached the CO2 threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) last week, the world “crossed an historic threshold and entered a new danger zone,” Christiana Figueres said in a statement urging policy action. The world has entered a “new danger zone” with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the […]

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Bulgaria: Financially strapped Balkan nation to elect new parliament amid scandals

Bulgaria: Financially strapped Balkan nation to elect new parliament amid scandals

May 12, SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Some 6.9 million eligible voters have a choice of candidates from 36 parties. But voter apathy is widespread, and allegations of vote fraud and an illegal wiretapping scandal have marred the campaign. Bulgarians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections with no party expected to win a majority to form a […]

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European Union bans bee-killing pesticides

European Union bans bee-killing pesticides

April 29, AP – In a vote in Brussels on Monday, EU member states remained divided on a moratorium to ban three pesticides considered harmful to bees. Despite their reservations, the EU Commission supported the slim margin of 15 states that favored the measures. The European Commission has approved a temporary ban on several pesticides […]

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Time to Act European Union set to help Syria’s rebels by easing oil embargo

Time to Act European Union set to help Syria’s rebels by easing oil embargo

April 22, AP – EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg are set to formally adopt measures enabling EU companies on a case-by-case basis to import Syrian crude and export oil production technology and investment cash to areas in the hands of the opposition, EU diplomats said. The European Union is set Monday to ease its […]

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