Inside Europe: EU still stresses talk rather than action

International Herald Tribune April 7, 2008 Outside the hotel where the European Union foreign ministers stayed in the Slovenian lakeside resort of Bled for their semiannual brainstorming session, a poster advertised an exhibition of “Naïve Art.” It might have been a metaphor for the EU’s well-meaning but often largely declaratory foreign policy and the way […]

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The Mortgage Bust Goes Global

New York Times April 6, 2008 Normally, St. Jakob’s Hall here is home to soccer tournaments or the occasional hockey game. But on a sunny morning in February, the stadium offered a corporate face-off every bit as contentious as any athletic event. More than 6,000 shareholders of the Swiss banking giant UBS packed the house […]

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Bush and Putin Remain Apart on Missile Defense

New York Times April 6, 2008 Meeting for the last time as heads of government, President Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia failed Sunday to resolve their differences over missile defenses in Europe, but declared that the United States and Russia would seek to cooperate on that and a variety of other security […]

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