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EUROPE

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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2015
Norwegian television taps into fear of Russia
Norway's new TV series called 'Occupied' taps into Norwegians' wariness of Russia and their uneasiness about being the EU's gas station.
EDITORIALS
Aug 8, 2015
Keep the spirit of Helsinki alive
The Helsinki Declaration has helped keep the peace in Europe for 40 years, and with tensions rising over the Ukraine crisis, it's vital to maintain that spirit of comprehensive security.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 3, 2015
Europe has its own serious air pollution issues
When it comes to air pollution, Europe might consider doing less lecturing and taking more action.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 28, 2015
'Surreptitious' Grexit plan not so secret after Varoufakis slip
Yanis Varoufakis divulged the details on how Greece could sneak out of the euro "without telling anyone" in a conference call released Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2015
Ajinomoto eyeing further acquisitions in Europe
Ajinomoto Co., the Japanese maker of flavors and food ingredients, has posted an executive in Europe to hunt for acquisition targets in the region, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
EDITORIALS
Jul 20, 2015
Rising tensions in Eastern Europe
As tensions rise between NATO and Russia, both sides would do well to remember and follow the spirit of the Helsinki Accords.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2015
IMF believes Greece needs debt relief far beyond EU plans
Greece will need far bigger debt relief than euro zone partners have been prepared to envisage so far due to the devastation of its economy and banks in the last two weeks, says a confidential study by the International Monetary Fund seen by reporters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 13, 2015
Greece surrenders much of its sovereignty to avoid euro exit
Eurozone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an €86 billion bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2015
Eurozone members strive to keep Greece in fold
Eurozone leaders will fight to the finish to keep near-bankrupt Greece in the eurozone Sunday after the European Union's chairman canceled a planned summit of all 28 EU leaders that would have been needed in case of a "Grexit."
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 10, 2015
Orderly 'Grexit' poses a puzzle for lawyers
A "Grexit" on Sunday? Not so fast, say the lawyers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 10, 2015
Global warming shrinking presence of vital bumblebees in Northern Hemisphere
Global warming is shrinking the terrain where bumblebees live in North America and Europe, with these vital pollinators departing the southernmost and hottest parts of their ranges while failing to move north into cooler climes, scientists say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 9, 2015
China stocks recover but unease grows amid media gag, ban on some share sales
The country's benchmark stock index capped its biggest gain since 2009 as the communist government battled to restore confidence in a market that lost $3.9 trillion in weeks.

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