Tag - europe



Japan Times
Feb 17, 2015
Putin's European fifth column
A battle of values is looming in Europe. In one corner is the EU, standing for democracy, freedom, the rule of law and institutionalized international cooperation; in the other stands Putin, representing authoritarianism, intolerance, and the use of force and intimidation as instruments of foreign policy.
Feb 16, 2015
Breaking Europe's climate-change stalemate
If Europe is to remain an environmental leader as well as a center of innovation, it will have to embrace realistic solutions that can deliver environmental benefits without sacrificing economic development.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2015
How the West's policies are losing Ukraine
Ukrainians fighting against eastern separatists and Russian forces are bitter about all the supportive Western rhetoric not materializing into weapons and reinforcements. The long-game strategies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama could yet give rise to an anti-Western backlash.
Feb 4, 2015
Israel ramps up Asia trade ties as government urges shift from EU amid anti-Semitism
Israeli companies are increasingly turning to Asia to capture a boom in demand for their technology, as the government urges them to diversify export markets in response to Europe's rising anti-Semitism and potential trade sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 31, 2015
Greek government refuses to cooperate with 'troika,' seek aid extension
Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2015
Syriza win forces Europe's center-left to reconsider austerity
European politicians at opposite ends of the spectrum celebrated the election victory of Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party on Monday, but Alexis Tsipras' post-communist triumph is forcing mainstream leftists to reconsider their position.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2015
Damping the hysteria fanning Islamic alienation in the West
Much of the American reaction to the Charlie Hebdo episode has been fixed on launching an even larger military intervention in the Middle East, as if that could do any good addressing a problem inside the Western countries themselves.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2015
U.K. Muslims' 'special burden'
Do Muslim minorities in Britain and other European countries have a special burden to help track down Islamic extremists?
Jan 20, 2015
Google sticks to EU-only application of 'right to be forgotten'
Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their "right to be forgotten," contrary to regulators' guidelines, but will review that approach soon, the company's chief legal officer said on Monday.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2015
Specter of fascist past haunts Europe's growing nationalism
The real aim of today's would-be authoritarians such as French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is to present themselves as legitimate leaders who are saying what the public really thinks but is afraid to say.
Jan 15, 2015
GM sees improved profit in 2015 on China, U.S. growth
General Motors Co on Wednesday forecast its 2015 operating profit will increase from last year due mostly to growth in its two largest auto markets, China and the United States.
Dec 31, 2014
U.S. to station 150 armored vehicles in Europe
The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training in Europe as part of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis, according to a U.S. military commander.
Dec 23, 2014
Making obesity a disability will only fuel problem
The decision by Europe's highest court that obesity can be a disability will only give the many overweight people in rich countries legal grounds to feel righteous about their condition, regardless of its causes.
Dec 19, 2014
Takata issues apology ad in U.S., Germany but not in Japan
Takata Corp. issued an apology advertisement in U.S. and German newspapers on Thursday, as the Japanese auto parts supplier has been embattled due to global recalls over its potentially defective air bags.
Dec 16, 2014
ECB must banish the specter of deflation
The European Central Bank is moving, hesitantly but ineluctably, toward quantitative easing, as the threat of deflation — and the ineffectiveness of its previous measures — leaves it no choice.
Dec 5, 2014
The pope has a point in denouncing materialism
Pope Francis finds himself ranged against a pitilessly Darwinian outlook in Europe, which, maintained by self-interested political and business elites, seems to go unexamined by apathetic voters.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2014
Why reuniting territories would benefit Russia
Russia could serve its own interests by encouraging some of the territories that helped break away from neighboring countries to rejoin them.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2014
EU must pay heed to Japan's slide
If Western nations don't do a better job of internalizing the lessons of Japan, some of them might find themselves in even deeper trouble.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 18, 2014
Bird flu discovered in U.K. and Netherlands, but authorities play down risk to humans
Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.
Nov 17, 2014
For whom the Berlin Wall fell?
A quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, democracy and prosperity have not really arrived for most people in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.


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