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Fixing Europe's War On Terrorism

Can a new terrorism czar get all 25 European Union nations working from the same antiterrorism playbook? Gijs de Vries will soon find out. The U.S.-born Dutch...

Europe's Missile Shield: NIE Casualty?

That the new U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran's nuclear program has put the kibosh on hawkish calls for a military response has been discussed to death, but...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

Why Europe Is Talking Tougher than Obama on Iran

While President Obama has chosen a deliberately measured response to the contested Iranian election, European leaders have been far less restrained in their...

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"...

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'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...

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...

Europe Calls for Tougher Rules on Global Markets

Sometimes it's not just what is said that counts, but the way it is said. And if tone is anything to go by, the leaders of the European Union's largest economies...

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...