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EU Opens Anti-Dumping Probe on Chinese Solar Panels

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has opened an investigation into whether solar panels are being sold by Chinese firms below the cost of production, drawing an immediate protest from Beijing. The EU said Thursday it launched the anti-dumping probe after a group of more than 20 European solar panel makers presented evidence that the Chinese products had […]

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EU Demands Gambia Halt Inmate Executions

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union is demanding Gambia immediately halt the execution of death-row inmates, after reports it recently executed several prisoners. Foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton warns in a statement the European Union will “urgently” consider an appropriate response to the reported executions. There are conflicting reports about whether Gambia executed inmates last week. Amnesty International […]

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EU to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions After Referendum

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it will lift most sanctions on Zimbabwean firms and individuals once the country holds a “peaceful and credible” vote on a new constitution. A statement by EU ministers says they also have agreed to resume direct aid to Zimbabwe’s government after a 10-year suspension. The ministers, who met in Brussels Monday, […]

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EU to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions After Referendum

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it will lift most sanctions on Zimbabwe firms and individuals once the country holds a “peaceful and credible” vote on a new constitution. A statement by EU ministers says they have also agreed to resume direct aid to Zimbabwe’s government after a 10-year suspension. The ministers, who are meeting in Brussels, […]

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US Tech Giant Microsoft Facing New EU Penalty

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is threatening to impose a stiff fine on U.S. technology giant Microsoft because the company failed to give European customers a choice of web browsers. Microsoft apologized on Tuesday for what it called a “technical error” in failing to offer 28 million European users of its Windows 7 operating system a choice […]

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EU Sends Experts To Niger To Fight Terrorism

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has created a new mission to train security forces in Niger to fight terrorism and organized crime. The EU says the mission will start in Niger but could extend to Mali and Mauritania — all countries that are part of a large desert region in sub-Saharan Africa known as the Sahel. EU […]

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EU Oil Embargo on Iran Takes Effect Sunday

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union embargo on Iranian oil that takes effect Sunday is the latest move in an international effort to force Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program. The EU and the United States want Iran to end development work that they say is intended to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is […]

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EU Oil Embargo on Iraq Takes Effect Sunday

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union embargo on Iranian oil that takes effect Sunday is the latest move in an international effort to force Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program. The EU and the United States want Iran to end development work that they say is intended to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is […]

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EU Leaders Agree on Debt Plan to Help Italy, Spain

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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European leaders have agreed to use the euro currency bloc’s bailout fund to directly boost the continent’s struggling banks — a move that immediately eased surging borrowing costs for debt-ridden Italy and Spain. Stock markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. jumped sharply Friday after European Union summit leaders decided that they could send loans […]

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EU Leaders Agree on Debt Plan to Help Italy, Spain

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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European leaders have agreed to use the euro currency bloc’s bailout fund to directly boost the continent’s struggling banks — a move that immediately eased surging borrowing costs for debt-ridden Italy and Spain. Stock markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. jumped sharply Friday after European Union summit leaders decided that they could send loans […]

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