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  • EU suspends military sales to Egypt
    August 21, 2013, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The European Union has suspended military sales to Egypt for items it believes could be used for repression. The United States, meanwhile, is considering a cutoff of its $1.3 billion […]

  • Signs indicate Europe economic crisis may be ending
    August 1, 2013, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    There are signs that Europe’s economy may finally be starting to recover from years of recession and slow growth that have left millions unemployed and hampered the global economy.  But […]

  • Turkey protests reveal wider political struggle
    June 4, 2013, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The continuing demonstrations in Turkey started as a protest against plans to develop a popular square in Istanbul that is a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to secularism. But analysts say […]

  • Clinton criticises Russia on Europe policy, human rights
    December 7, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sharply criticized Russia Thursday, saying it is trying to “re-Sovietize” Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Clinton spoke in Dublin at an event with civil […]

  • China to continue supporting Europe’s recovery
    September 21, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    China’s premier says his country will continue to help Europe resolve its debt crisis, indicating Beijing will not stop buying European bonds despite ongoing disputes on several issues.Chinese Premier Wen […]

  • European Bank move could help economy
    September 9, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Europe’s central bank made a key announcement Thursday that immediately eased financial pressure on the continent’s troubled economies, lowering interest rates on some of their debts.  But the move is […]

  • Experts call for action as Europe’s crisis festers
    August 30, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Europe’s economic crisis has continued over the summer, while attention was diverted by the Olympics, the war in Syria and other news.   Some experts say the situation is getting worse […]

  • Assange calls for US to end ‘witch-hunt’
    August 20, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    WikiLeaks founder and wanted fugitive Julian Assange made a defiant statement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Sunday, railing against the United States and other countries he […]