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The TPP, World's Largest Trade Pact, Finally Gets Signed

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has just been signed over in New Zealand and so we can welcome the world’s largest trade deal. Except, if we’re honest about these things, it’s not such a big deal really. Because the global level of tariffs is really pretty low already. And there’s been any amount of …

EU opens case against Poland over new media, court laws

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday escalated its standoff with Poland's new government, deciding to open a case over new laws affecting …

Europe

Protesters in Poland fear unraveling of democracy

Protesters in Poland on Saturday said they want to send a signal to the new government that democracy and a free media in the post-communist country …

EU to abolish mobile roaming fees in 2017

The European Union has agreed a provisional deal to end mobile roaming charges in all 28 member states from June 2017. The landmark decision will …

Spain enters a new political era

<b>As expected, in the wake of the economic crisis and high-profile corruption scandals which have tarnished the reputation of the traditional political parties in Spain, the country has now entered a new political era.</b><p>Anti-austerity parties, linked to the Podemos movement on the far left, which is …

Europe

EU unveils plans to set up digital single market for online firms

European commission vice-president Andrus Ansip says EU-wide GDP could be increased by £300bn a year if a harmonised market is established<p>Plans to reverse the fragmentation of internet shopping and other online services have been unveiled by the EU executive, which called for a digital single …

Online Life

Cameron pressing leaders for EU deal by Christmas, says Tusk

<b>Exclusive:</b> European council president says he will assist PM in trying to conclude talks over Britain’s EU membership at December summit<p>David Cameron is pressing 27 other European heads of government to accept his terms for deciding Britain’s future in the EU at a Brussels summit in two weeks’ …

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: the new wonder-girl of France's far-right

The niece of Marine Le Pen won her first election at the age of 22 and trounced a former prime minister, Alain Juppe, in a televised debate<p>She is the new girl wonder of the French far right, a glamorous 25-year-old poised to break down many mainstream conservatives’ qualms about casting their vote …

‘Astonishing’: French Voters React in a Big Way Following Paris Attacks

The French anti-immigrant, far-right-wing National Front party made huge gains in the first round of regional elections in France Sunday, the first elections held in the country since the terrorist attacks that killed 130 last month.<p>The performance was described by various media as “spectacular,” …

Uncertainty over UK's future is destabilising EU, says Donald Tusk

President of European council warns member states there is no consensus over David Cameron’s demand for ban on EU migrants claiming in-work benefits<p>Uncertainty over the UK’s future in the EU is destabilising Europe, the president of the European council has warned as he said that no agreement had …

You Know You're a Study Abroad Student in Germany When...

By College Tourist; Author: Samantha McIsaac, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth<p>When you first touch down in Germany you'll be so excited to start your study abroad experience, you may not notice all these little differences. Once you get settled and look around though, you'll be saying, "Wait, …

David Cameron on verge of hardest negotiation on EU membership terms

Prime minister will meet 27 heads of member countries who all reject UK government plans to curb in-work benefits<p>David Cameron will enter the biggest negotiation of his prime ministership in Brussels with his campaign to rewrite the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU.<p>Over dinner at an EU …

Out-there Airbus patent: Detach cabin from airplane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Squeezing out a net profit is tough in the airline business. And while straining to do so, plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas.<p>The latest: Turn cabins -- the part of the plane where you sit -- into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix 'em and match …