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EU Responds To Refugee Crisis With Military Force By
Rescued migrants line up after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel “Bettica” in the harbor of Augusta, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete,...
Europe Will Employ Military Response To Migration Crisis By
Italian forces stand guard in front of the wreckage of a boat used by migrants in Catania’s Harbour, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015. Spurred by this weekend’s migrant tragedy, in which as many as 900 refugees may have died off the Libyan coast, European leaders...
In Europe, Pirates Are Writing The Copyright Law By
For years – nay, for decades – net activists and freedom-of-speech activists have been fighting against the copyright industry’s corrupt initiatives. In country after country, the copyright industry was practically calling out for mail-order legislation, and receiving...
The EU Shifting Its Strategy On Syria, Iraq And Fighting ISIS By
Civil defense members inspect the debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu Agency/Ebu...
Climate Needs ‘Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only ‘Smelling Salts’ By
If the non-binding pledges announced by European governments in Brussels on Friday morning are an indication of the global response to climate change, say green campaigners, the world and its inhabitants are in big, big trouble. Members of the European Commission and...
Refugee Abuse Scandal In Germany Highlighting Failing EU Policies By
ESSEN, Germany — Midway through describing his alleged abuse by security guards at a home for asylum seekers here, Badr Abboussi breaks off to answer a call on his cell phone. After speaking rapidly in Italian, the 21-year-old originally from Morocco hangs up, shrugs...
EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steamroll Food Safety, Groups Warn By
An EU-U.S. trade deal currently being negotiated behind closed doors puts corporate profits and trade interests above fair and safe food for consumers, a trio of groups charged Wednesday. Friends of the Earth Europe, Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade...
In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits? By
According to the Center of Planning and Economic Research, the Greek economy has grown in the second quarter of this year — the first indication of economic expansion for the country in five years. With a consensus that includes even conservative forecasters, such...
EU Summit Fails To Pick Top Leaders By
LISBON, Portugal — There’s some irony that a European Union summit derailed largely by divisions over how to handle Russia ended up clearing the way for what are likely to be the EU’s hardest-hitting sanctions on Moscow. Disputes among the 28 EU presidents...
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty By
WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision at the end of June, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to allow negotiations to begin toward a binding international treaty around transnational companies and their human rights obligations. The move marked a key success...