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  • Carl Levin touts European finding that Apple got favorable tax deal from Ireland

    As head of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Michigan senator has led inquiries into the possibility that multinational corporations have located divisions of their business in low-tax jurisdictions like Ireland to reduce their global and U.S. tax bills.

  • EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President...

  • Syrian refugees see future in continental Europe

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Surrounded by compatriots among a row of white canvas tents and prefabricated homes, Bahjat Molla sings mournfully of missing his Latakia home, of the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, of sitting with his mother. It's an impromptu performance for the 22-year old in front of...

  • Perry: Expand U.S. energy to strangle Russia, 'liberate' Europe

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday called on Washington to unleash U.S. energy production to help "liberate" European nations threatened by Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's chokehold on energy by replacing Russia as Europe's top supplier.

  • EU increases Syria refugee aid by $280 million

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by 215 million euros ($280 million). The EU Commission said Tuesday the new funding includes 50 million euros for humanitarian aid and 165 million euros to support long-term development projects...

  • Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed

    MILAN (AP) — EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case. The ministers ended a two-day meeting in Milan on Tuesday amid concerns in Italy that the virus might spread...

  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Immigration reformers should learn from history

    The problem, says British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, is that upward mobility is something of a myth, in America and elsewhere.

  • Obama relies on wishful thinking to avoid debt troubles

    Given the realities of the global environment, it is a far safer bet to assume that the U.S. will be required to spend something closer to the post-war average on national security than the historically low amounts built into Obama administration budget plans.

  • Weak uptake for new eurozone stimulus program

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more — but low demand for the first round of its super-cheap loans suggests the difficulty the ECB faces in reviving the economy. The central bank for the 18-country eurozone...

  • Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?" Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days — that Russian aggression in...

  • East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. The city council of Donetsk, the...

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the...

  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the...



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