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Poland, eastern Euro countries balk at greenhouse emissions plan

WARSAW, Poland | European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target.

October 23, 2014 5:23 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

"Identity politics" is how former U.S. President Bill Clinton sums up the continuing powerful drive for independence in Scotland. He describes the growing worldwide phenomenon of identification with an ethnic or other group as a major challenge to international cooperation.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To succeed, U.S. leaders above all must be realistic as well as determined.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Juncker: Greece offered example to Argentina

ATHENS, Greece | Greece's recent efforts to get its public finances into shape could have been the model for recently defaulted Argentina to follow.

August 04, 2014 4:00 pm
Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Gov. Mike Pence staked a belligerent position toward Russia on Wednesday, declaring the "reset" of U.S.-Russian relations has failed and calling for construction of a European missile defense shield to deter Russian aggression.

April 16, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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February 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: D.C. should plug into German example

GUEST COMMENTARY: D.C. should plug into German example

The maneuvering by Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior politicians in Germany to form a viable new government is important for Europe, and beyond. Unfortunately, the alarming partisan budget standoff in Washington, D.C., preoccupied most related media attention.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am

EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact

AMSTERDAM | The European Union has fined Microsoft 561 million euros ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating system.

March 06, 2013 3:36 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Winemaker Cherie Spriggs had watched the bad weather over southern England's vineyards all season long. It just wasn't good enough for Nyetimber, her award-winning sparkling wine.

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Trade group cuts global steel demand forecast

Trade group cuts global steel demand forecast

A key steel trade association cut its forecast for global steel demand this year on concerns that recovery in steel use could stall in the European Union and Japan and China could show slower growth than a year ago.

April 30, 2012 12:00 pm

Obama warns China against 'skirting the rules'

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."

March 13, 2012 9:40 am

Eurozone faces tough hurdles early in 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany | After a turbulent 2011, the 17 countries that use the euro will be quickly confronted in the new year with major hurdles to solving their government debt crisis, just as the eurozone economy is expected to sink back into recession.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Europe is caught in-between

LARRY DeBOER: Europe is caught in-between

The biggest threat to our economy these days comes from Europe. The Greek government borrowed a lot of money that it cannot repay. If Greece defaults the resulting financial crisis could plunge the world back into recession.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Congressional theater as the economy teeters

BRIAN HOWEY: Congressional theater as the economy teeters

The U.S. housing market continues to tank. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that people have lost an average of 23 percent of their home values in the last nine years.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am
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