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Bloggers weigh in on Greek economic woes

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Bloggers weigh in on Greek economic woes

Greece is continuing its struggle against debt that is threatening the entire eurozone economy. U.S. and European stocks fell amid concern that Greece will not be able to meet its budget deficit targets. We offer a wrap-up of online commentary.

Posted: February 25, 2010 16:37   Comments: 0
Sweden takes over E.U. presidency, tries to break with past

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Sweden takes over E.U. presidency, tries to break with past

On Wednesday, the Czech Republic handed over the presidency of the European Union to Sweden. Sweden has called for a more aggressive approach to the problems currently facing the E.U. as it tries to settle on a new charter and gain influence on the global stage.

Posted: July 1, 2009 11:04   Comments: 0
Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

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Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:20   Comments: 10
Russian film dramatizes the Georgia war

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Russian film dramatizes the Georgia war

A Russian action film, "Olympus Inferno," is set to explore the Georgia war of August 2008 and may spark renewed debate about who started the war.

Posted: March 26, 2009 08:34   Comments: 7
Economic protests and strikes petition France’s government

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Economic protests and strikes petition France’s government

John Authers of the Financial Times speaks about a new wave of protests and strikes in France aimed at getting the government to do more to ease the deepening crisis, and discusses whether the European Union will be able to come up with a unified position ahead of G-20 talks next month.

Posted: March 19, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
Financial crisis upsets global economic order

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Financial crisis upsets global economic order

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that global leaders have stepped up efforts to coordinate economic action, and that this level of global cooperation is unprecedented and will change the face of the world's economic order.

Posted: March 5, 2009 11:42   Comments: 2
E.U. rejects massive bailout plan for Eastern Europe

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E.U. rejects massive bailout plan for Eastern Europe

Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Eastern Europe and the broader implications of this for Western Europe and the world.

Posted: March 2, 2009 14:13   Comments: 0
E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

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E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.

Posted: January 26, 2009 15:49   Comments: 0
Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

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Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

A sculpture celebrating the Czech presidency of the European Union has become embroiled in controversy. It features symbols of E.U. member countries -- but Romania is represented as a vampiric theme park and Bulgaria is portrayed as a Turkish toilet system.

Posted: January 14, 2009 15:12   Comments: 5
U.N. divided over gay rights declaration

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U.N. divided over gay rights declaration

Sixty-six of the 192 United Nations member countries signed a nonbinding declaration to decriminalize homosexuality, while another 60 supported a rival statement introduced by Syria.

Posted: December 19, 2008 14:05   Comments: 2
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