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Putin Calls EU Heads ‘Wrong’ on Energy Policy

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with European Union officials at a summit in Brussels, discussing contentious issues such as energy, trade, human rights and policy on Syria. Afterward, Mr. Putin and the EU leaders held a contentious news conference in which Mr. Putin called European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council […]

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Russia, EU Talks Focus on Energy, Rights, Syria

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in talks with European Union officials at a summit in Brussels, discussing contentious issues such as energy, trade, human rights and policy on Syria. Mr. Putin met Friday with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. Russia supplies a large chunk of Europe’s energy […]

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After Debating for Decades, EU Adopts Common Patent

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has adopted a common patent for the 27-nation bloc, after nearly four decades of debate about the issue. The European Parliament adopted the single patent Tuesday after 25 of the EU countries agreed to replace the age-old system in which businesses file for patent protection separately in each country. Spain and Italy […]

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EU Receives 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace” in the six decades following World War Two. Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland presented the award Monday to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European […]

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EU Receives 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace” in the six decades following World War Two. Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland presented the award Monday to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European […]

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Global Alliance Launched to Counter Child Sex Images

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union, the United States and some 20 other nations are teaming up to fight the online distribution of images of child sex abuse. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference Wednesday in Brussels to announce the formation of a “global alliance” against online child […]

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EU Diplomat Pledges Closer Ties to Central Asia

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s foreign policy chief is pledging closer ties with Central Asia, especially in economic cooperation and on security issues. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton held a joint news conference Tuesday with Kyrgyzstan’s foreign minister, Erlan Abdyldayev. Speaking in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, Ashton said the EU supports […]

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NATO Considers Turkish Missile Request for Syria Border

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance would consider a request from Turkey to deploy Patriot anti-missile batteries along its border with Syria. Rasmussen said Monday the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had received no formal request from member-state Turkey so far but added that if one was made, “we will consider that as a […]

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EU Puts Year-Long Freeze on Airline Carbon Tax

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is putting a year-long freeze on a controversial rule that all airlines flying in and out of EU airports pay a carbon emissions tax. Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the European Union wants to “stop the clock” to create goodwill during talks on a global deal to curb pollution from airplanes. But […]

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China Launches Anti-Dumping Probe into EU Solar Products

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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China is starting an investigation into whether the European Union is unfairly subsidizing solar exports, the latest in a series of Beijing’s trade disputes with Europe and the United States. China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday the anti-dumping probe will focus on whether the EU sold solar-grade polysilicon, a key material in the production of solar […]

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