Category: Europe

First Dubai, Next Europe

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NYTimes:  When it looked as if Dubai would go bust last month, making global financial markets swoon, its wealthy neighboring emirate stepped in and bailed it out with a $10 billion loan. Unfortunately Dubai isn’t the only one teetering on…

East African Terrorism Comes to Scandinavia

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Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 2 In a scene right out of the cinema, a young Somali man armed with an axe and a knife came crashing through the door of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s Aarhus house late on…

Italy: Red Brigade founder’s son arrested

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Rome, 18 Jan. (AKI) – The Marxist-Lenninist Red Brigades founder Pierino Morlacchi’s son and another suspected member of the far-left terrorist group were arrested in the northern Italian city of Milan on Monday. Anti-terrorism police in Milan have begun questioning…

German companies enable Iran’s nuclear program and infrastructure

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GAN: Germany has been intensely involved in the international effort to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons development program. Yet, while Chancellor Merkel has vocally stated her opposition to Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon, Germany continues to be Iran’s largest trading…

EU wary of instability as Ukraine election goes to second round

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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU institutions are wary of post-election instability in Ukraine, as exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovych, the villain of the Orange Revolution, won the first round of the presidential vote on Sunday (17 January). Mr Yanukovych…

Conservatives Remain at 40% as General Election Nears in Britain

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Vision Critical: The year 2010 begins with Britain’s main political parties maintaining the same numbers they garnered in the last month of 2009, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll conducted in cooperation with PoliticalBetting.com has found.

Ukraine headed back into Russia’s influence

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IQ: Exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovich qualifies for run-off after being ousted during the Orange Revolution. Ukraine will regress back into the influence of Russia on important military and economic matters. Updated Jan. 17, 2010 1:53pm EST

Afghanistan/Terrorism: Large explosion near German embassy

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On Friday, a large explosion shook up the centre of Kabul. According to the first reports, a missile hot the diplomatic district, which holds the presidential palace as well as most of the Western embassies and the main office of the United Nations.