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Russia bans import of EU vegetables over E.coli fears

Russia's chief medical officer said EU-grown fresh vegetables would be seized across the country, a move that Brussels called “disproportionate.”

E. coli outbreak spreads in Europe (VIDEO)

Food safety officials have been trying for more than two weeks to pin down the source of the contamination

Death toll rises from E.coli-tainted cucumbers

Concern is spreading through other European countries that may have imported the cucumbers, including Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Luxemburg.

EU lacks long-term plan to safeguard Schengen Treaty

BRUSSELS — The Schengen crisis has started to weaken one of the pillars of the EU’s identity ― trust between neighbors.

BRICs challenge European claim to top job at IMF

The BRICs are going up against a tradition that began with the founding of the IMF after World War II, a "gentleman's agreement" that stipulated that a European would head the IMF

Europe fights the death penalty ― with drugs

BRUSSELS — Other businesses have put an end to their products’ use in executions.

Northern Europeans decry ongoing support for shaky southern Europe economies

BRUSSELS — Some northern Europeans have had enough of shipping funds to what they regard as profligate peripheral partners.

Greece teeters on the precipice of debt restructuring

ATHENS — Economists agree: Greece must do more to avoid catastrophic debt restructuring.

Opinion: As security costs soar, it's time to share the load

PARIS — America’s relentless pursuit of Osama bin Laden shows the stratospheric price of security these days.

EU calls for vigilance after Osama bin Laden's death

BRUSSELS — European Commission spokeswoman asked whether support for bin Laden killing means the EU is no longer against the death penalty or targeted assassinations.
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