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EU court rejects challenge to airline emissions charges

Europe’s top court on Wednesday threw out a US-led challenge to new charges for carbon emissions across EU airspace, opening up fears of a possible trade war which could also draw in China. North American airlines had challenged a European Union decision to include as of January 1 all carriers in a carbon trading system targeting heavy…

Germany, France push for ‘fiscal union’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off a crunch week of talks on saving the euro by laying out a vision Friday for a “fiscal union” in Europe, ahead of a pivotal summit of EU leaders. A day after French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that Europe needed to be “refounded” in…

Battle begins over ‘refounding’ of Europe

The European Union began a nine-day battle on Thursday over federal-style changes to save the debt-saddled eurozone, withFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy saying that Europe needs to be “refounded”. In a landmark address in front of 5,000 supporters, Sarkozy said he would meet his German counterpart Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to agree upon and announce…

World Cup by Continent

I have a friend who frequently makes the complaint to me that every continent except Europe is over-represented in the World Cup. With only six of thirteen teams advancing, I’ve not heard from him recently, but he does raise an interesting question about what is the right way to allocate…

Pet peeve

Does Europe not have delay? Are all the games available played live? In other words, is it REALLY SO HARD for the British announcers to refrain from discussing other Champions League qualifying matches while calling their own? I’m just saying.…

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