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


Special to WorldTribune.com 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 »

Collapsing Europe is in crisis and the U.S. bailout option, for once, is not available

A one euro coin is pictured with a British pound coin. Britain's economy sank back into recession in the first quarter, when it contracted by 0.2 percent amid ongoing state austerity and the eurozone debt crisis, official data shows.  /AFP

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] Despite the fact that Europe is in the Northern Hemisphere, the downward swirl of the euro this month took a reverse direction and started going left — counterclockwise. Maybe it is the first part of the Mayan prediction that gravity will fail later this year and we will all [...]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,England,Exclusives,France,Germany,Italy,Life,Sol Sanders,Spain,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Economy | Read More »

EU defense cuts erode peackeeping mission in Lebanon

Peacekeeping troops with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol an area near Marjayoun.  /Ali Dia/AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon, amid pressure to cut national defense budgets, was preparing to undergo a reduction. Diplomats said a range of European Union countries were preparing to reduce their contingents in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon over the next year. The diplomats said at least [...]

April 29th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,France,Italy,Lebanon,Mideast,Spain,Top Stories,United Nations | Read More »