John Kerry lobbies Europe to end arms embargo on Syria
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been lobbying European nations to agree with Britain's call on ending an arms embargo towards Syria, in order to allow for the arming of Syrian rebels.
Industrialized nations' greenhouse gas emissions dipped in 2011
OSLO - Industrialized nations' greenhouse gas emissions dipped 0.7 percent in 2011, helped by a U.S. shift from high-polluting coal in power plants and by Europe's economic slowdown, data compiled by Reuters showed on Friday.
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Southern Europe’s Recession Threatens to Spread North
Germany and other nations in Northern Europe could be caught in the recession of Southern Europe, which would slow the continent’s recovery and hinder growth worldwide.
Google Fined $189K For ‘one of the biggest data' privacy violations in Germany
Google 1, Germany 0. German regulators were furious when it was found that Google’s street car was unintentionally collecting email, photos, and passwords from its citizens’ unprotected wi-fi networks–something Hamburg-based regulator, Johannes Caspar, called “one of the biggest data protection rules violations known.” Yet, regulators could only muster a financial hand slap of 145 Euros, or about 0.005% of the search giant’s annual profits. Regulators couldn’t find any “criminal” violations for the data-stealing misstep, and German law has a maximum ceiling of 150 Euros for privacy law negligence, according to Bloomberg. Between 2008-2010, Google’s street car, which photographs and maps cities with a 360 degree camera, had connected to home wifi networks and stole valuable data. Google chief privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, claims it was unaware of the breach and did not use the sensitive information. Of course, not everyone in the Eastern Hemisphere has privacy ...
Monetary Fund Chief Warns Against ‘3-Speed’ Recovery
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, instead called for developing nations, the United States and Europe to move to a “full-speed” economy.