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Vegetable Ban Overtakes Russia-EU Summit as Death Toll Rises

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials are refusing to back down on a total ban on all vegetables from the European Union as the continent’s E. coli outbreak claims more victims. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials are hosting top EU officials for a two-day summit in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod starting Thursday. Russia outraged […]

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E. Coli Crisis to Overshadow EU-Russia Summit

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union and Russian leaders open a two-day summit in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod Thursday that is likely to be overshadowed by a rift over Russia’s E. coli-related ban on EU vegetables. The European Union has reacted angrily to Russia’s decision to ban all EU produce. It wants Russia to lift the […]

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EU Prepares to Welcome Croatia as Newest Member

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has reached a decisive moment in its bid to join the European Union and could become a full member by 2013. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday he expects to have good news regarding Croatia’s membership by Friday. Sources tell reporters Barroso will recommend that the issue be sent to EU states […]

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EU Team Visits North Korea to Assess Food Aid Needs

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A team of European officials is traveling in North Korea to assess the need for food aid to the impoverished but nuclear-armed country. The five-member team flew to North Korea from Beijing on Monday and is expected to remain until June 17, visiting both the countryside and the capital, Pyongyang. The five are members of […]

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Major Roadblock Cleared for Serbia to Join EU

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union President Herman Van Rompuy says that Serbia’s arrest and extradition to The Hague of wanted war criminal Ratko Mladic has moved the Balkan nation significantly closer to EU membership. Speaking after a meeting Monday with Serbian President Boris Tadic, Van Rompuy said that while the path ahead for Serbia’s joining the European bloc […]

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