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EUROPE

COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2015
Germany is right to flout Russia sanctions
Germany has rallied Europe in support of Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia, but has been less diligent in their implementation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2015
The role of patriotism in the age of globalization
Mainstream parties must reclaim the mantle of patriotism and redefine the national interest accordingly. In today's world, the national interest lies in managing openness — not in throwing it away.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 14, 2015
Europe has plenty of its own Donald Trumps
Populist bigotry about Muslims has already mainstreamed in Europe. Europeans haven't been outraged enough about that.
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2015
Japan again among worst performers in climate protection effort index
Japan ranks among the worst performers in an index comparing the emissions of 58 countries and measures to protect the climate, far below other major emitters like the United States and India, according to a report by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 10, 2015
Greece starts moving stranded migrants to Athens
Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in Northern Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 7, 2015
Afghan brain drain threatens to cause severe economic damage
Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 4, 2015
Why is the U.S. adding Montenegro to NATO?
NATO originally was created to act as a firebreak to war. Current U.S. policy threatens to turn it into a transmission belt of war.
WORLD
Dec 1, 2015
Terrorists among EU-bound Syrian refugees, Assad tells Czech TV
There are terrorists among the Syrian refugees making their way to Europe, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Czech Television in an interview, excerpts of which were broadcast on Monday.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 27, 2015
Sex and drugs on the road to jihad in Paris
Jobs and education programs for young people in poor neighborhoods would help put Islamic State out of business in Europe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 4, 2015
Volkswagen faces new €2 billion hit as 800,000 more cars are tied to emissions woes
Volkswagen AG said an internal probe in the wake of the diesel scandal that has engulfed the company for the past six weeks showed irregularities on an additional 800,000 cars, deepening a crisis that has already cost long-time Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn his job, depressed the stock price...
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Nov 2, 2015
EU agency declares bugs fine for feasting on
Houseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to chicken, beef or pork, researchers say.
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2015
Japan to provide ¥480 million in aid for Syrian refugee crisis
The Foreign Ministry said Friday that Japan will provide via international organizations approximately ¥480 million ($4 million) in emergency aid to Lebanon and some European countries affected by the influx of migrants and refugees.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2015
Can a 'Greater Eurasia' help Europe resolve its crises?
Unless something is done, the current stalemate between Russia and the West will lead to a much deeper crisis.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 22, 2015
Currency intervention goals evolved in 30 years since Plaza Accord deflated dollar
Thirty years after the implementation of the dollar-weakening Plaza Accord, the purpose of joint currency interventions has shifted significantly as enormous global markets have become increasingly resistant to coordinated sovereign influences.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 20, 2015
Did Charlie Hebdo mock the dead refugee boy?
If the people who now wax indignant about the Aylan Kurdi cartoons supported Charlie Hebdo last winter and joined demonstrations carrying 'Je suis Charlie' signs, they clearly did it for the wrong reasons.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2015
A crisis of shame engulfing Eastern Europe
Only when Eastern Europe comes to terms with its murderous past will its people be able to recognize their obligations to save those fleeing in the face of evil.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 10, 2015
Germany, a nation of refugees, opens its doors
The world, faced with the unexpected emergence of Germany as Europe's conscience amid the refugee crisis, is discovering some of the ways the country remade itself after World War II.
EDITORIALS
Sep 9, 2015
Europe's, and the world's, failings
A failure to forge a coherent and morally acceptable refugee policy is just one more crisis in what has become an annus horribilis for Europe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 9, 2015
Cameron is right about how to take in refugees
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a battering over his handling of Europe's refugee crisis, but his new approach is the right one.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2015
Escaping the refugee crisis
The best way to help refugees would be for affluent countries to provide much more support for the poorer countries that are sheltering the vast majority of them.

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