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COLUMN – Europe’s hair-trigger economy: Summers – Reuters

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:58am EDT By Lawrence Summers March 18 (Reuters) – Europe’s economic situation is viewed with far less concern than was the case six, 12 or 18 months ago. Policymakers in Europe far prefer engaging the United States on a possible trade and investment agreement to more discussion on financial stability and […]

US drops Europe missile defense plan – but Moscow is unimpressed – Christian Science Monitor

Russia issued a cool response to the scrapping of a NATO anti-missile system much resented by the Kremlin. But experts say the cancellation could still help US-Russian relations. By Fred Weir, Correspondent / March 18, 2013 A Russian military officer is on duty in the main control center of a radar station at the missile defense […]

Europe’s work is far from over – Washington Post

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Analysis: Europe’s social shock-absorbers show crisis strain – Reuters

By Paul Taylor PARIS | Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:59am EDT PARIS (Reuters) – Grigoris Lemonis, a 73-year-old Athens pensioner, uses his 580 euro ($760) monthly state pension to support his wife and the family of his son, an unemployed cook with two small children and a wife who works occasionally as a cleaner. Three-generation […]

Stocks: Europe back in focus. Again. – CNN

Stocks: Europe back in focus. Again. – CNN

Europe again. Investors have been spooked once more by fears that a seemingly localized snafu could engulf the region. U.S. stock futures indicated that markets were headed for a […]

Europe’s work is far from over – Washington Post

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Europe Braces for Fresh Turmoil With Cyprus Deposit Levy – Bloomberg

Europe Braces for Fresh Turmoil With Cyprus Deposit Levy – Bloomberg

Europe braced for renewed turmoil as outrage in Cyprus over an unprecedented levy on bank deposits threatened to derail the nation’s bailout. The euro tumbled. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who bowed to demands by euro-area finance ministers to raise 5.8 billion euros ($7.6 billion) by taking a piece of every bank account in Cyprus, appealed […]

Rise and Shiny: Warstory: Europe in Flames – Joystiq

Rise and Shiny: Warstory: Europe in Flames – Joystiq

Warstory: Europe in Flames is one of those deceptively simple MMOs that makes me feel a bit lost for most of the week that I look at it for this column. It seems as though I stumbled into a game that features not only a time-limited server but one that is about […]

Europe Braces for Renewed Turmoil as Cyprus Deposit Levy at Risk – Bloomberg

Europe Braces for Renewed Turmoil as Cyprus Deposit Levy at Risk – Bloomberg

Europe braced for renewed turmoil as outrage in Cyprus over an unprecedented levy on bank deposits threatened to derail the nation’s bailout and spark a new round in the debt crisis. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who bowed to demands by euro-area finance ministers to raise 5.8 billion euros ($7.6 billion) by taking a piece of […]

JPMORGAN: Europe May Have Just ‘Bazookaed Itself In The Foot’ – Business Insider

JPMORGAN: Europe May Have Just ‘Bazookaed Itself In The Foot’ – Business Insider

Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images One of the biggest problems presented by the euro crisis has been the financial connection between the banks and their governments. For the most part, the biggest holders of any country’s sovereign debt are that country’s own banking system. So, when the government comes under pressure in the sovereign debt markets, and […]