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Monsanto Backing Down from European GMO Expansion

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Monsanto Co is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said on Friday.

European officials for the St. Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto told the German daily “Taz” that they were no longer doing any lobby work

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Cyberattack on South Korea traced to U.S. and Europe

Some of the malicious software that paralyzed computer networks at major South Korean banks and TV broadcasters last week originated in the United States and three European countries, authorities in Seoul said Monday.

“We traced some IP [Internet protocol] addresses found on [affected] computer networks to overseas sources like the U.S. and a few European

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Horse Meat Crisis Widens

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The horse meat controversy spread further yesterday and is now a pan-European issue and evidence is mounting that widespread fraud across the food sector is behind the crisis.

The French Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into how horse meat ended up in beef meals produced by the French

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Europeans Warned About U.S. Data Snooping

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Leading privacy expert Caspar Bowden has warned Europeans using US cloud services that their data could be snooped on.

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In a report, he highlights how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendment Act (FISAAA) allows US authorities to spy on cloud data.

This includes services such as Amazon Cloud Drive,

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Unemployment Spreads to Wealthy Northern Europe

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Ahidar, who still lives with her parents, dropped out of school a decade ago and her adult life has been dominated by the search for work. She would still be jobless if it were not for a job creation scheme that employs her at an elderly care home.

“I’ve no idea where I’ll be

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Banning of Mercury Fillings Recommended by European Commission

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Just a few decades ago, it was completely common to go to the dentist with a cavity or two and leave with several silver-colored fillings. And while these fillings were frequently referred to as “silver,” dental professionals were referring to the color, and certainly not the contents. Those fillings are mercury, and they are

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U.S. Policy Causing Slow March to Nuclear War

By F. William Engdahl

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Most in the civilized world are blissfully unaware that we are marching ineluctably towards an increasingly likely pre-emptive nuclear war. No, it’s not at all about Iran and Israel. It’s about the decision of Washington and the Pentagon to push Moscow up against

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Despite Election, Greece and Eurozone are Doomed

The election results from Greece are in and the pro-bailout forces have won, but just barely. It is being projected that the pro-bailout New Democracy party will have about 130 seats in the 300 seat parliament, and Pasok (another pro-bailout party) will have about 33 seats. Those two parties have alternated ruling Greece for decades,

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Missile Tested as Warning From Russia

Russia tested a new long-range missile on Wednesday that should improve its ability to penetrate missile defense systems, the military said, in Moscow’s latest warning to Washington over deployment of a missile shield in Europe.

A mobile launcher with a Topol-M missile travels along the Red Square during a military parade in Moscow in

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Europes Economic Crisis Worsens

With Europe plunging back into recession and unemployment soaring, Francois Hollande, the French presidential candidate, is calling for growth objectives to be re-prioritized over the chemotherapy of austerity.

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has meanwhile continued to insist that on the contrary, Europe must persist with the hairshirt. What’s needed is political courage and creativity,

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George Soros: If Germany Continues, Europe Is Over

George Soros has gone to Berlin to tell the Germans that their policies are leading to the disintegration of not just the Euro, but Europe itself.

Yesterday in a panel on the “Future of Europe” at a conference organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Soros said:

The Euro has really broken

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EU Secretly Increases Food Safety Levels of Radioactivity

Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.

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According to EU bylaws radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear

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Robot Border Guards in Europe

A MIGRANT makes a furtive dash across an unwalled rural section of a national border, only to be confronted by a tracked robot that looks like a tiny combat tank – with a gimballed camera for an eye. As he passes the bug-eyed droid, it follows him and a border guard’s voice booms

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Europe Develops RFID License Plate Tracking

European Union spends $10 million to develop advanced system to track motorists and issue tickets for minor infractions.

The European Union is spending 8.1 million Euros (US $10.3 million) on wireless tracking systems designed to allow authorities to issue automated tickets for increasingly minor traffic infractions. Pilot projects underway in Finland, France and Germany use

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Can Iranian Missiles Reach Europe

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Tuesday that Iran has the ability to launch a ballistic missile capable of hitting sections of eastern and southern Europe.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told reporters he believes Iran now has a missile with a range of 1,250 miles, but

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