EU decree of deep carbon cuts raises US ire

The Sydney Morning Herald January 24, 2008 The European Union yesterday unveiled the world’s most ambitious plan to date to fight climate change, forcing member states to cut carbon emissions by a fifth by 2020 but putting Europe on a collision course with the United States, which has accused the EU of using the measures […]

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Military deal that would banish ghosts of Suez

Financial Times January 24, 2008 France drew from the defeat at Suez the conclusion that it should build Europe as a counterweight to the US. Britain decided that it had to stay close to the US while infiltrating the emerging alliance on the continent. Both approaches were shattered on the road to Baghdad. more

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