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November 25, 1987 | From Reuters
South American-produced cocaine is about to overtake heroin as the most-used drug in Western Europe, a senior Interpol official said on Tuesday. Paul Higdon, head of the international crime-fighting agency's drugs division, said in an interview that cocaine seizures in Europe have increased 1,000% since 1970.
August 11, 2004 | Niall Ferguson, Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University. His latest book, "Colossus: The Price of American Empire," was published this year by Penguin.
In Europe, nothing happens in August. It is not, of course, that absolutely everyone is on holiday. There are still an unhappy few slogging in to work. But the commuter train is half empty, the flow of traffic at rush hour is uncannily smooth. Virtually no serious decision can be taken in a London office throughout this month because there is always at least one key executive on holiday. The effect of high summer on other European cities is even more dramatic.
October 24, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER LAYNE, Christopher Layne is a visiting scholar at both UCLA's Center for Social Theory and Contemporary History and the Cato Institute
Foreign policy finally has emerged as a campaign issue, sparked by the proposal advanced last Friday by Texas Gov. George W. Bush's top national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice. Rice stated that one of the first priorities of a Bush administration would be to have the Western Europeans assume full responsibility for NATO's peacekeeping in the Balkans.
August 26, 1986 | From Reuters
Senior representatives from Canada, Western Europe, and Australia began three days of private consultations Monday on problems posed by an influx of Iranians seeking asylum in their countries, U.N. officials said. Representatives of the Geneva headquarters of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees also attended the talks, the latest in a series called to discuss refugees.
December 13, 2002
Contrary to Maryanna Abdo's assertions (letter, Dec. 10), America has always coupled power with benevolence, technological might with progressive values and wealth with generosity. The countries of Western Europe, including former enemies Germany and Italy, owe their very freedom to Americans who died to give it to them. They also owe whatever economic success they enjoy to the generosity of an America that gave billions to rebuild after World War II. Likewise for Japan and South Korea.
January 21, 1992 | Associated Press
This country and Russia signed a political treaty Monday that dissolves a 1948 agreement limiting Finland's role in Western Europe and obliging it to help defend the Soviet Union against attack. The post-World War II treaty ruled out Finland's membership in the European Community and created the term "Finlandization" to describe a weak country accommodating itself to a strong one.
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