Germany’s Refusal To Fund 2 Percent Of Its Defense Is Not The Action Of An Ally

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German leaders should be allowed to see how safe and united the European Union remains when all the American troops move out from everywhere east of the Thames. Bob Gates, perhaps the most farsighted post-Cold War defense secretary, presciently predicted in … Read More

Global desert: Drought turning the planet into a tinderbox

Drought is turning many areas of the globe into arid wastelands. Excessive heat has cost lives, ruined crops and created water shortages. The effects are being felt from South America to the Arctic Circle. Australia: ‘Land of drought’ Australian Prime … Read More

Angela Merkel is beleaguered but she is far from finished

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As she begins her fourth and final term as Germany’s chancellor, her party remains Germany’s strongest, and she is more popular than the party. Germany’s economy will continue to expand. Unfortunately, Europe and the world need more leadership than a … Read More

Few see EU as world’s top economic power despite its relative might

The European Union ranks as the world’s second-largest economy by gross domestic product, but few people globally see it as an economic leader ahead of China or the United States, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Across the … Read More

Holiday season means risk of tropical diseases in Europe

Warmer weather and summer travel put tropical mosquito-borne diseases on the European health authorities’ radar. The warming climate has unpredictable and wide-ranging impacts on the environment. Some climate effects on human health are direct, such as extreme weather and rising … Read More

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