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Today in history: Germany surrenders, European war ends 70 years ago

Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.

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U.S troops take dragoon ride through Eastern Europe

At the demonstration against "Dragoon Ride" in Prague, speakers also denounced Czech membership in NATO.

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Syriza’s Greece: whispers of battles past

The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight. 

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Syriza and the Greek earthquake: a deeper look

Almost before the votes were counted in the recent Greek elections, battle lines were being drawn all over Europe.

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European Parliament elections reflect loss of confidence in European Union

During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.

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Why the U.S. does what it does in Ukraine

If you want to understand why our government is so worked up about Ukraine, a good place to start is with U.S. actions in Yugoslavia some 25 years ago.

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Continental drift: a slew of European breakaways

The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.

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Revival of fascism a growing concern in Europe

Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.

Italian elections reflect dangers facing Europe

The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.

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Cyprus presidential election moves to second round

Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.

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