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EU’s Ashton Meeting With Libyan Officials

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Libya on Saturday to officially inaugurate the EU’s new delegation in the country. Ashton said in a statement that the opening of the delegation highlights the European body’s commitment to having close ties with Tripoli. During her visit, Ashton will also meet with top Libyan officials, including […]

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White House to Host US-EU Summit

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States will host this year’s summit with the European Union on November 28. A White House statement says President Barack Obama looks forward to meeting with EU leaders in Washington. They are to discuss a wide range of issues, including the global economy and their joint work to support democracy and prosperity in […]

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China Cautious on European Bailout Investment

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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China is playing down the possibility that it might immediately invest some of its vast cash reserves in the European bailout fund. A Chinese vice finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, met Friday in Beijing with the chief of the European fund, Klaus Regling. But afterwards, Zhu told reporters that China would wait to see the provisions […]

EU Bailout Fund Chief in China to Explain New Rescue Fund

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the eurozone’s bailout fund arrived in China Friday to discuss a possible deal with Beijing policymakers to use some of China’s huge foreign exchange reserves to invest in the multibillion fund. Klaus Regling’s visit to the Chinese capital comes a day after European leaders reached a deal to increase the eurozone bailout […]

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Conservatives Rebel Against British PM, Vote For EU Referendum

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s parliament has soundly rejected a motion to hold a referendum on whether it should stay in the European Union, but a large block of the prime minister’s own party rebelled against him by voting ‘yes.’ Prime Minister David Cameron urged the parliamentarians to vote ‘no.’ His Conservative Party leaders say the EU is in […]

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Rebel British Lawmakers Call for Referendum on EU Membership

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Members of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party are supporting calls for a national referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Nearly 80 members of parliament, many of them Conservatives, are backing a parliamentary motion calling for the referendum. Conservatives have been told to vote against the measure Monday or face disciplinary action. […]

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EU Fears Human Trafficking Rise at Euro 2012, Olympics

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union officials have expressed concern about a possible increase in human trafficking next year during the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine, and the Summer Olympic Games in London. EU anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou said Tuesday that sporting events are a “hub for criminal gangs.” She noted that similar large sporting events in […]

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EU Cancels Meeting With Ukranian President

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has postponed a meeting planned this week with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych because of concerns over judicial standards following the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that the meeting is postponed to when conditions will be more conducive to […]

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EU Cancels Meeting With Ukranian President

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has postponed a meeting planned this week with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych because of concerns over judicial standards following the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that the meeting is postponed to when conditions will be more conducive to […]

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China Replaces US as EU’s Largest Trading Partner

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has surpassed the United States to become the European Union’s largest trading partner. The Ministry of Commerce said Sunday that China-EU trade exceeded trade between the United States and Europe for the first time in July. Citing data from the European statistics agency Eurostat, the ministry said China-EU trade totaled $49.4 billion […]

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