International Relations

Analysis: Europe far right shuns Breivik's acts, flirts with ideas

Analysis: Europe far right shuns Breivik's acts, flirts with ideas

By William Maclean and Catherine Hornby

LONDON/ROME

Sun Aug 26, 2012

(Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik may have failed to ignite a race war with Muslims, but he succeeded in stoking anxieties about the stability of Europe's increasingly diverse societies.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing with Gaza: sources

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing with Gaza: sources

Reuters

25 August 2012

(Reuters) - Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Saturday, a lifeline for Gazans which had been closed for much of the month since an August 5 attack on Egyptian guards, Palestinian and Egyptian security sources said.

Tweak to U.S. bill on Iran sanctions opens door to damages

Tweak to U.S. bill on Iran sanctions opens door to damages

Basil Katz, Reuters

24 August 2012

(Reuters) - One way to win a court case is to get the United States Congress to change the rules of the game midstream.

A little-noticed provision tucked into the latest Iran sanctions bill may have done just that for American victims of a 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.

Greek premier stumps in Paris for lenient austerity targets

Greek premier stumps in Paris for lenient austerity targets

Deutsche Welle

25 August 2012

The prime minister of Greece has embarked on the second leg of his eurozone charm offensive, holding talks with the French president in Paris. Athens is pushing for more flexible austerity targets.

Hollande Says Greece Must Stay in Euro Zone

Hollande Says Greece Must Stay in Euro Zone

David Pearson, Wall Street Journal

25 August 2012

PARIS—French President François Hollande said Greece "must remain part of the euro zone" as the economically troubled country struggles to get its finances back in order, but said Greece must demonstrate that its recovery program is "credible".

Metsamor - The Fukushima of the Caucasus?

Metsamor - The Fukushima of the Caucasus?

 

Rafiga Gurbanzade, Contributor, The Journal of Turkish Weekly

24 August 2012

Last year’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan and the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown highlighted the importance of a diligent assessment of nuclear power plants (NPP) to endure ground shakings or possible displacements [1].

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