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The Early Word: America Abroad – New York Times (blog)

In Today’s Times: A divide is forming within the Republican Party over the appropriate role of the United States in international affairs, with some like Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky questioning the more aggressive use of American power overseas as others worry about a return to isolationism, Michael D. Shear reports. As President Obama and […]

EU finance experts seeking ways to get Cyprus bailout deal – Reuters

By Luke Baker and Annika Breidthardt BRUSSELS | Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:51am EDT BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU officials worked on a rescue package for Cyprus on Friday, hoping to get approval from the IMF and euro zone finance ministers later in the day. Senior sources involved in the negotiations said the package is expected […]

Republicans Are Divided on Proper Role for US Abroad – New York Times

Now, a new generation of Republicans like Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is turning inward, questioning the approach that reached its fullest expression after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and signaling a willingness to pare back the military budgets that made it all possible. That holds the potential to threaten two wings of […]

‘Western diseases’ drive pharma boom in Africa – CNN International

‘Western diseases’ drive pharma boom in Africa – CNN International

CNN Marketplace Africa is a weekly show offering a unique window into African business on and off the continent. (CNN) — Major pharmaceutical companies are increasingly looking to harness Africa’s opportunity, lured by an emerging middle class across the continent’s growing urban centers. Although the total size of the African market is still small compared […]

Syrian crisis: Cameron and Hollande bid to aid rebels – live coverage – The Guardian

Live coverage as Britain and France to press Brussels summit to lift EU arms embargo on Syrian opposition Syrian crisis: Cameron and Hollande bid to aid rebels – live coverage – The Guardian

Brussels summit: David Cameron wins deal to cut EU red tape – Telegraph.co.uk

According to research from the European Commission, small businesses complain that the most burdensome regulations they face from Europe include data protection laws, the working time rules, health and safety legislation and procedures for awarding public contracts. Mr Cameron was said to be pleased with Thursday night’s deal on a timetable for action. A British […]

Obama’s Israeli Columbia classmates don’t recall the young president – Haaretz

Text size Comments (0) Among those Israelis vying for the attention of Barack Obama as he prepares for his visit here next week, one fairly large, yet little-known group can claim a special… Obama’s […]

Second Carnival Cruise Ship Having Trouble at Sea – ABC News

Second Carnival Cruise Ship Having Trouble at Sea – ABC News

Another day, another Carnival cruise ship is having issues. The company announced late Thursday night that the Carnival Legend, currently off the coast of Honduras, is unable to sail at its optimal speed because of a technical problem, forcing the ship to cut short passengers’ vacation. The Carnival Legend has canceled its visit to Grand […]

Syria’s Assad threatens to strike at rebels in Lebanon – Haaretz

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EU Eases Budget Rigor as Recession Bites, Jobless Rise – Bloomberg

EU Eases Budget Rigor as Recession Bites, Jobless Rise – Bloomberg

European governments loosened the shackles on national budgets as the euro-area recession deepens and unemployment climbs, with pro-growth appeals coming even from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader most closely associated with austerity. European Union leaders endorsed “structural” budgetary assessments, using code for granting countries such as France, Spain and Portugal extra time to bring […]