Europe

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Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

By Rob Holmes
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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Midday Roundup: Co-pilot who crashed flight had suicidal past

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly secret. The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps last week received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years…

Dollars and Sense: Volatility returns to the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Calm before the storm. Last Monday, I said the week before had been pretty quiet, but we can now say it was a calm before another storm. In Europe, Greece and…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
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Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

Dollars and Sense: Europe starts quantitative easing, fears of a correction loom

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Another volatile week. The markets were volatile again last week. After a five-year rally without a serious correction, sometimes news the markets think could…

George Friedman: Continent in the balance

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Europe may appear peaceful now, but the future there is precarious

Dollars and Sense: Deconstructing a Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Context. The big economic news around the world last week continued to be Greece. Back in 2012, Greece was on the brink of economic ruin and it looked like it…

Baby Leo’s case highlights plight of disabled children

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | A story about a baby born with Down syndrome in Armenia and his parents resulting separation went viral last week. The mother and father have publicly…

Reports highlight international corruption, U.S. complicity

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | A pair of new reports are shedding fresh light on the business of international corruption and the United States’ complicity in it. This week, the…

Dollars and Sense: Strong auto sales signal consumer confidence

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A mixed bag. The news was pretty mixed last week. On Monday, a key measure of manufacturing activity indicated the economy is slowing down. The closely…

Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy

By Mindy Belz
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Greece | Dependency on government reshapes the character of any nation

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