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For Europe and Russia, Breaking Up is Hard to Do

The European Union's decision to normalize the ties with Russia it briefly suspended in the wake of last summer's Georgia conflict is a textbook illustration of...

Europe Grumbles About Backseat Role in Haiti

Europe went into response mode just hours after the Haiti earthquake struck two weeks ago, scrambling to organize search and rescue teams, making aid pledges...

Europe's Conservatives Sour On the Free Market

France's notoriously divided and ideologically marooned Socialist opposition has long struggled to find a leader capable of selling a modern leftist vision that...

Europe's Reluctant Embrace of Turkey Shadows Talks

Don't be surprised if Abdullah Gul's smile looks a little forced when he arrives in Luxembourg for Tuesday's talks on Turkey joining the European Union. The...

A Fatal Flight To Europe?

Bird flu had Europe aflutter last week. The lethal , H5N1 ,mavian flu virus, which has killed 57 of the 112 people it's infected in Asia since the end of 2003...

Why McDonald's Will Crush Starbucks In Europe

American management has been trained that any company can think and execute its way out of trouble. That means that there is a solution to every sales or cost...

How Europe is Drowning in Wine

There is nothing like a Bordeaux, a Chianti or a Riesling to evoke the taste and scent of Europe in a wine glass. The problem, according to the "wine lake"...

A Fight Over Europe's Farm Policy

E.U. farm commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel downplayed the changes to Europe's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) she unveiled Tuesday as a mere "health check"...

The Naysayers of Europe

The no was stunningly clear: 55% of those who voted in France and 62% in the Netherlands rejected the European constitution. That effectively dooms the...

Supersizing Europe: The McDonald's Stimulus Plan

There was a time not so long ago when U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's was viewed by European consumers as the advance scout of what the French loudly decried as...

Why Europe Can't Abandon Russian Gas

Moscow sent a chilly reminder, over the New Year, of the urgency behind Europe's quest to wean itself off a dependence on Russian natural gas. Millions of...

Europe Longs for a Weaker Euro

Ever since the Euro was rolled out in 2002, champions of the currency have worked long and hard to establish the tender as a serious, strong rival to the dollar...

The Algeria Bombings: Target Europe?

A vicious alliance feeds the ambitions of the group claiming responsibility for the series of massive bombs that rocked the Algerian capital today, killing at...

Russia-Europe Gas Spat Ends — For Now

An uneasy compromise could mean an end to the latest Russia-Europe gas spat, and relief for the millions of people across vast swathes of Europe who have spent...

Why Europe is Coming to India

For a European Commission ambassador, introducing European businesspeople to your host country is a big part of the job description. Since E.C. ambassador...

A Pakistan Link in Europe Arrests

Details surrounding the weekend bust of 14 suspected Islamist extremists in Barcelona are giving European security forces reason for concern — even beyond the...