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European Union goes after Portugal, Spain on austerity

Austerity creates suffering for the people as well as shrinking rather than growing their countries' economies.

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Europe on the edge after Brexit vote and Spanish elections

The next few years will be filled with opportunity, as well as danger. Anti-austerity forces are beginning to resist the "troika." But so, too, are parties on the right.

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NATO games 2016: War machine slipping under the radar?

NATO recently wrapped up the largest war games in Eastern Europe since World War II. Some say the alliance's actions are pushing Europe toward a new Cold War.

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British far right celebrates Brexit vote, Trump offers congratulations

The immediate winners of the Brexit vote appear to be the anti-immigrant right wing in Britain and across Europe.

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Cyprus legislative elections bring challenges for the left and unification

Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

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As "Brexit" from the EU approaches, Europe's left is divided

On June 23, the European Union will be put to the test when Britain - its second-largest economy - votes on whether to stay in or bail out.

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A terrible beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

It is a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized strong points in downtown Dublin, to be joined by maybe a thousand more.

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Are Europe’s left victories a triumph or a trap?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third.

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Right wing extremism, not immigrants, the big threat in Europe

It is not the refugees who are posing the threat, but rather, those forces whose goals and methods all too vividly recall the rise of fascism 85 years ago.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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