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In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass – New York Times

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The new left in Europe needs to be radical – and European – The Guardian

“A spectre is haunting Europe” read a recent headline in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, announcing the round of meetings between the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and his European counterparts. Just think of what would happen if Podemos wins in Spain: the spectre would turn into a monster, propelled by one of Europe’s largest […]

Europe’s Digital Czar Slams Google, Facebook – Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS—Europe’s digital czar Günther Oettinger fired off a broadside at Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, warning that the U.S. technology giants are exploiting legal loopholes in Europe to gather and sell individuals’ personal data. The comments underline the deep concerns in Europe’s highest policy circles about the power of U.S. technology companies, as […]

How ISIS Threatens Europe – TIME

Polaris Screengrab from an ISIS video made in Libya and released on Feb. 15, 2015. “We will conquer Rome, by the will of Allah” The threat posed to Europe by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) came closer to home on Feb. 15 when the group released a video showing ISIS militants […]

Europe’s Digital Czar Slams Google, Facebook – Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS—Europe’s digital czar Günther Oettinger fired off a broadside at Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, warning that the U.S. technology giants are exploiting legal loopholes in Europe to gather and sell individuals’ personal data. The comments underline the deep concerns in Europe’s highest policy circles about the power of U.S. technology companies, as […]

Europe and the CIA – The Economist

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IN LATE 2002, Poland did its American allies a favour by allowing the Central Intelligence Agency to use a Polish military intelligence base in Stare Kiejkuty to interrogate suspected terrorists. It was a decision for which Warsaw would pay dearly. On February 17th the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) denied Poland’s appeal of a […]

Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages – NPR (blog)

Who, me? The Asian relative of this domestic gerbil is a well-known host to the bacteria that cause plague.

i Who, me? The Asian relative of this domestic gerbil is a well-known host to the bacteria that cause plague. Valentina Storti/Flickr Gerbils are a beloved classroom pet, but they might also be deadly killers. A study now claims that gerbils helped bring bubonic plague to Medieval Europe and contributed to the deaths of millions. […]

Visa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay – Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s (AAPL.O) Apple Pay and rival mobile payment services to be introduced into Europe in the coming months. Visa Europe said on Tuesday it would introduce to member […]

Apple to Spend Nearly $2 Billion on New European Data Centers – Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc. said on Monday that it would spend nearly $2 billion to build its first two data centers in Europe, the latest U.S. tech giant to open computing centers in the region amid a tightening regulatory environment. The two data centers, each covering 166,000 square meters, will be built in Denmark and Ireland, the […]

Why Europe should worry about ISIS in Libya – CBS News

LONDON – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seems to have established a foothold within easy reach of Italy, and there is mounting cause for concern that the group could soon try to use Libya’s coastline as a departure point for Europe-bound operatives. CBS This Morning Egypt airstrikes target ISIS camps in Libya […]

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