Western & Central Europe

E-mails connecting News International to police payments date back to 2007

July 10, 2011

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European Union calls Emergency Meeting for “impending” crisis in Italy

July 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has called an emergency meeting of top officials dealing with the euro zone debt crisis for Monday morning, reflecting concern that the crisis could spread to Italy, the region’s third largest economy. European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will attend the meeting along with Jean-Claude Juncker, [...]

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Egypt hurt by European agricultural import ban

July 7, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   Agricultural exports join list of foreign-currency earnings trouble spots after Egyptian fenugreek seeds were fingered as source of outbreak. Egypt’s economy, whose main exports have been battered by strikes and political uncertainty, took another blow this week after the European Union blamed a deadly outbreak of E. coli infections on [...]

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Euro falls below $1.43 on worries about Euro Zone & Global Growth

July 6, 2011

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Britain holds 4th of July Tribute to Ronald Reagan

July 4, 2011

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S&P Warns: Bailout may not keep Greece from Bankruptcy

July 4, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cast new uncertainty on Monday over euro zone efforts to rescue debt-crippled Greece by warning it would treat a French bank plan for a rollover of privately-held debt as a default. The threat abruptly ended a relief rally in stock and bond markets after Greece adopted [...]

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First E. Coli death in France

July 2, 2011

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Greece jails U.S. Captain of Gaza Flotilla

July 2, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The American captain of a United States-flagged boat in the planned flotilla to Gaza was jailed Saturday, a day after trying to sail out of port, flotilla organizers said. A judge contended that the boat, The Audacity of Hope, was not carrying proper safety equipment and charged the captain, John Klusmire, [...]

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Libya’s Gaddafi warns of attacks in Europe

July 1, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A defiant Muammar al-Qaddafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe against “homes, offices, families,” unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya. The Libyan leader, sought by the International Criminal Court for a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, delivered the warning in a telephone message played [...]

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IMF set to appoint France’s Lagarde as next Chief

June 27, 2011

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Greece Agrees on Austerity Plan with European Union, IMF

June 24, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Greece won the consent of a team of EU-IMF inspectors for its new five-year austerity plan after committing to an additional round of tax rises and spending cuts… Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced on Thursday Greece’s Socialist government would lower the minimum threshold for income tax to 8,000 euros a year, increase [...]

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