Tag Archives: Europe

Why Are Europeans Waging Jihad In Syria? By
BRUSSELS, Belgium — A man looks deep into the camera and pleads, in Arabic: “You, there in Europe, watching this video. I’m calling you.” With urgency in his voice, he refers to children being murdered and women being...
Activists, Governments Do Battle With US Big Agriculture And Their GMOs By
When it comes to public perception of genetically modified products (GMOs), Europe and the U.S. are worlds apart. More than 80 percent of all foods found in a typical American grocery store contain genetically modified ingredients. Efforts to push for regulations that would...
From Italy To Iceland, The Promise Of Digital Direct Democracy By
The use of the Internet as a means of spreading political ideas and organizing social movements has sent shockwaves throughout the political establishment over the last few years. And as political and economic elites scramble to seize total control over what is currently...
How Corrupt Is Your State? New Report Spells It Out By
If you had to guess, which U.S. state would you peg as more institutionally corrupt, New Jersey or South Dakota? Or, if you had to choose, would you guess that the state that has sent two recent governors to prison – Illinois – is more or less corrupt than Wyoming?...
US Unemployment Rate Is Below Europe’s, Until You Look At Young People By
According to Eurostat, at the end of 2012, Greece had a national unemployment rate of 24.3 percent. Racked by a crumbling economy, insurmountable debt and no real prospect for relief without a massive restructuring of its fiscal identity, the Greek people have become the...
Survivors Gather As US Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks 20th Anniversary By
WASHINGTON — Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Some 1,000 survivors and World War II vets are coming together with President Bill Clinton...
German Official Says Onward With Austerity Despite Growing EU Calls For Change By
BRUSSELS — Germany on Tuesday defended the policy of tightening the budgets in a number of European countries despite a blunt warning from a top European Union official that the 27-nation bloc’s austerity drive “has reached its limits.” “If we...
US Cracks Down On Citizens Joining Syrian Terrorist Groups By
Martin Michaels Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. is set to double aid to the Syrian opposition, allocating an additional $123 million to help the rebels overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Since hostilities broke out March 2011, more than...
Boston Bombing Could Prompt US, Russia Cooperation By
The Boston Marathon bombings could provide an opportunity for the U.S. and Russia to find some common ground for cooperation as authorities investigate the two ethnic Chechens accused of carrying out the attack. Ties between the two nations have soured over disputes about...
World Finance Leaders Issue Sober Assessment By
World finance leaders issued a somber assessment on Saturday of the global economy, saying the recovery remains uneven with growth and jobs in short supply. The steering committee for the 188-nation International Monetary Fund issued a final communique that called for decisive...