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Nuclear Energy Gains Global Popularity, with Stronger Support in Eastern Europe than in Western Europe

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Worldwide support is growing for civil nuclear energy; however, polls show Europe trails in the overall trend, with Western Europe offering the strongest resistance. Even within Western Europe, however, nuclear energy is becoming more attractive as a means toward greater energy independence from Russian natural gas and as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Sell-Off of GM Europe Creates New Political Investment for Russia in Germany

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With both Chrysler and now GM acquiring buyers for their European operations, a score card is emerging about the winners and losers in Europe in the biggest-ever upheaval in the global car-making industry.

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Slow Progress Getting European Countries to Resettle Guantanamo Inmates-Even with Blessing from EU Transfer Program

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When President Barack Obama announced plans to close the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Europeans reacted positively to the U.S. policy change, which EU nations had long sought. In practice, however, most EU member states are proving reluctant to take in Guantánamo prisoners; there are dozens of them whom Washington feels cannot be simply deported to their own nations because of fears that they would be tortured there.

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