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Europe is Burning
Europe is Burning
Self-Sabotage, EU Style

Nearly all Europeans believe their governments are making it difficult for entrepreneurs to start businesses, and southern Europeans are particularly pessimistic.

Europe is Burning
Eurozone Leaves France in the Dust, Sarkozy Watches from the Sidelines

Manufacturing output in the Eurozone was way up last month. Even troubled economies like Spain and Italy posted big gains, while Greece’s contraction slowed down. But there was one big loser: France, whose manufacturing sector contracted, hitting a low it hasn’t reached in months, raising concerns that it is losing ground to it’s neighbor across the Rhine. This is bad news for President Hollande, whose popularity is already scraping the bottom. Has the stage been set for a Sarkozy comeback?

Europe is Burning
Germany Headed For A Downgrade?

The eurozone’s most important economy could be in for a rude awakening. In the wake of Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of the Netherlands, Germany’s coveted triple-A credit rating may be at risk. Germany is one of only two Eurozone countries left with the top rating, but with its slowing output, aging population, expensive pledges to save the euro, and a new, untested governing coalition, the problems that brought down the Netherlands down may eventually afflict the economy holding Europe together.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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