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Europe get the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

Europe get the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The European Union, the concert of 27 countries ranging from the Bay of Biscay to the Baltics and the Balkans  has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Some may smile, others may smirk, and many, when they think about it for a second time, may […]

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Classic showdown for Western civilization: Not in Brussels, but in Greece

Classic showdown for Western civilization: Not in Brussels, but in Greece

By Sol W. Sanders There is a terrible poignancy to the current Greek crisis. Its essence does not revolve around Greece’s role in the European Union or the Eurozone, per se. After all, before the fall, Greece contributed only 1.8 percent of the gross national product of the world’s largest trading bloc. Nor, indeed, as time goes on, […]

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Question not on the media radar screen: How will U.S. be impacted by growing EU crisis?

Question not on the media radar screen: How will U.S. be impacted by growing EU crisis?

By Sol W. Sanders An old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”, has become a bromide. I suspect those old Chinese savants were smarter: Confucius [and his St. Paul, Mencius] codified rules and ceremonies for all princes for all eternity, undoubtedly suspecting, rightfully, all eras would have many if not most of the […]

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A vicious economic circle tightens worldwide

By Sol W. Sanders The globalized economy’s undertow is ripping all around the world. Even the economic optimists’ two darlings, China and India, are now troubled. Seen as the world’s growth machine [along with a now overheated Brazil] in a period of advanced economies’ stagnation, their downturn produces a universally grim world outlook. India, now […]

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U.S. economic metrics similar to those of Greece; Inaction moves global economy to the brink

U.S. economic metrics similar to those of Greece; Inaction moves global economy to the brink

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Half-measure solutions offered by the Greek Prime Minister and the European Union on June 15-17, to resolve the Hellenic Republic’s structural economic and productivity crisis have failed, accelerating a range of potential problems for European and Mediterranean stability, and the global economic condition. The issues have been exacerbated by the […]

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Greece plans wall on Turkish border, 'can't take' influx of illegals

WorldTribune.com ATHENS — Greece, inundated by illegal migrants, plans to build a wall along its border with Turkey. Officials said the Athens government would build a security barrier along Greece’s 206-kilometer border with Turkey. They said the barrier would contain advanced sensors and monitored by unmanned aerial vehicles and other platforms. “Greece can’t take it […]

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For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

By Sheda Vasseghi With the inevitable downfall of the theocratic regime in Tehran, history will highlight the legacy of the Islamic Republic.  One of its legacies is the abhorrent phenomenon of countless Iranian refugees scattered across the globe, a condition never experienced by Iranians prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Among the least tolerant locations […]

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Greece agrees to sell its leading shipyard to the United Arab Emirates

Greece agrees to sell its leading shipyard to the United Arab Emirates

ATHENS — Greece has approved the sale of its main shipyard to the United Arab Emirates. The Greek Defense Ministry said the UAE firm Abu Dhabi Mar would acquire Hellenic Shipyards. Under the deal, Abu Dhabi would acquire 75 percent of Hellenic from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. “The Greek government, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Abu […]