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Eastern Europe’s Historic Leaders Publicly Complain that the Obama Administration is Taking their Countries for Granted — A Message Ignored by U.S. Mainstream Media

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In the first public rebuke to the Obama administration from pro-American allies, prominent former policy-makers in central and eastern Europe have published an open letter to the President complaining that Washington is neglecting their interests and is jeopardizing public support for NATO and for U.S. leadership in their countries.

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Russia Shares EU’s Population Decline — Worsened by Men’s Shortening Lifespan

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With Moscow bent on restoring some of Russia’s former international prominence, any longer-term Kremlin ambitions for the country are bound to be constrained by dire demographic trends.

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Poland’s Former Prime Minister, Jerzy Buzek, Elected to President of the European Parliament

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Another wall across Europe falls, this one psychological, as former Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek is elected president of the European Parliament with an overwhelming majority.

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Nabucco Project Gains Momentum as Four EU States Sign Agreement with Turkey

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The long-awaited and much-debated — mostly between Turkey and the EU — Nabucco pipeline project turned a small corner this Monday (July 13) as four EU member state representatives signed a transport agreement with Turkey.

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U.S. Accord on Climate Change at G-8 Marks Progress, But Offers Little To Induce Developing Nations To Join the Effort

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The G-8, the world’s leading industrial nations, took a collective step to fight climate change at their annual summit: at their meeting in Italy, they pledged to prevent the average temperature of the planet from rising more than two degrees Celsius above the level in 1990.

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Is European Distrust Towards Animal Cloning For Food Finally Lessening?

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European reluctance to allow cloned animals to be sold as food is well known – and indeed the practice is outlawed. But there are signs of cautious changes in these attitudes.

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Waxman-Markey Bill 2009 Viewed as Progress in Climate Change, However, the U.S. Still Lags Behind the EU’s Aggressive Emissions Targets Set for 2020

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The Waxman-Markey Bill—known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) and the first ever climate bill passed by either house of Congress—was passed by the US House of Representatives on 26 June, as reported by Europolitics.

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Philip Gordon Expresses Hope for a “Useful” U.S.-Russia Summit Meeting in Moscow, Especially on Arms Reductions

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Striking a pragmatic tone ahead of the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit, a top U.S. policy-maker said that the meeting is intended to “do some useful things” including renewed momentum on arms control.

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“Clean Coal” — Still an Unattainable Goal for Germany (and for the United States)?

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Germany, the EU’s “Mr. Coal,” has stumbled in its first high-tech attempt to make this fossil fuel environment-friendly.

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