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Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty


Special to By Gregory Copley, Global Information System It would be a mistake to think that the Western economic crisis is being managed toward a successful conclusion; that perhaps it can escape from disaster. Rather, most Western societies have moved closer to the brink of economic — and therefore political and social — instability [...]

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Daily Brief,Exclusives,France,Germany,Greece,Italy,Life,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Economy,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Global economics and the future of the planet

Supporters of the far right party of Golden Dawn celebrate the results of the elections outside their headquarters office in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday, June 17.  /Dimitri Messinis/AP

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] You don’t have to be a determinist — believing as orthodox Marxists, all life’s decisions lie in the stomach — to occasionally believe overwhelming national and international economic movements will likely determine the future. But it sometimes helps. The thought comes after reading an analysis by Swedish Anders Aslund, [...]

June 18th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Greece,Russia,Sol Sanders,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

Turkey warns Israel, Greece offshore energy exploration

Special to ANKARA — Turkey has threatened to sanction companies that participate in energy exploration or development for the Republic of Cyprus. Officials said the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan would ban any foreign company that helps the offshore energy exploration project of the Republic of Cyprus. Turkey has warned that it [...]

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Cyprus,Exclusives,Greece,Israel,Mideast,Top Stories,Turkey | Read More »

The coming train wreck

G8 Nations heads of state (from left) Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Russia's Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev gather at Camp David, Maryland on May 19.  /Larry Downing/Reuters

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] Resembling a huge 74-wheeler packed with unassembled goodies, the U.S. is stranded on the world economy grade-crossing with the Euro express gathering speed as it tears down the Trans-Atlantic financial tracks for a seemingly inevitable collision. A police report written by patronizing Harvard economists some time in the dim [...]

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Daily Brief,England,Exclusives,France,Germany,Greece,Life,Sol Sanders,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Economy,World Links | Read More »

Greece calls new election, slides toward chaos

accrop Greece abandoned a nine-day hunt for a government on Tuesday and called a new election that threatens to hasten the nation’s slide towards bankruptcy and a future outside the euro zone. … A second election is expected to produce a similarly divided parliament, with opponents of the EU/IMF rescue consolidating their gains and raising [...]

May 15th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Greece | Read More »

Somali pirates hijack first oil tanker near Oman in over a year

Somali pirates boarded the MT Smyrni while it was sailing in the Arabian Sea on May 10.

Special to ABU DHABI — Despite international naval patrols, Somali piracy continues in the Gulf region. Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 630 kilometers from the coast of Oman on May 10. The Liberian-flagged Smyrni, operated by a Greek company, was carrying 135,000 tons of oil and said to have [...]

May 13th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Greece,Mideast,Somalia,Terrorism,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

End of Atlanticism and the rise of Germany: The West looks East and yields to unelected bureaucracies

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference after talks with Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa in Berlin on May 9.  /Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Special to By Gregory Copley, Global Information System Europe is at a pivotal point. Or, rather, it is at a point where its structural transformation can no longer be ignored. Events in Europe have finally led us to the dénouement of the 20th Century. It may presage a new Europe tied more firmly into [...]

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Daily Brief,England,Exclusives,France,Germany,Greece,Life,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

France’s pendulum swing to the left jolts a continent’s fault lines

Francois Hollande with his companion French journalist Valerie Trierweiler, answers a journalist's questions during a visit at the market in Tulle, on the eve of the presidential election second round on May 5.  /Lionel Cironneau/AP

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tone, tenor, and style separate Nicolas Sarkozy from Francois Hollande as much as clear political ideology divided the two contenders for the French presidency. But sentiments like voter discontent, backlash and anti-austerity describe the mood French voters were in when they elected the Socialist candidate. Francois Hollande’s victory with [...]

May 9th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,France,Germany,Greece,John Metzler,Life,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

Greece enters into ‘strategic alliance’ with Israel

Greece, Israel and the U.S. participated in the Noble Dina exercise which ended on April 5.

Special to WASHINGTON — Greece has reported forming a strategic alliance with Israel. Officials said Athens and Jerusalem launched strategic cooperation over the last year. They said the cooperation included military exercises, strategic dialogue and intelligence exchanges on regional threats. “This is a strategic alliance,” Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said. During a visit [...]

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Greece,Israel,Mideast,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Military | Read More »

Plastic explosives found in weapons cache at Libyan embassy in Greece

Greek counterterrorism officers on Feb. 21 were examining dozens of heavy weapons and explosives confiscated from the premises of the Libyan Embassy in central Athens.

Special to ATHENS — Greece has acquired a weapons cache left over from the former Libyan regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Officials said the Libyan embassy in Athens transferred a large amount of weapons and explosives to Greek authorities. Police said the Libyan arsenal was comprised of two submachine guns, 30 pistols, two hand [...]

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Greece,Libya,Mideast,Top Stories | Read More »

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