Peter Spiegel

Financial Times

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Brussels Bureau Chief for Financial Times; former senior national security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal; former Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times

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Countries of Europe are desperate to end the flood of immigration from Syria and other war zones, which last year exceeded a million people.

A Migration Deal…a Compromise in Values?

Countries of Europe are desperate to end the flood of immigration from Syria and other war zones, which last year exceeded a million people.

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An emergency summit of the European Union convened in Brussels today after yesterday’s decision by their interior ministers to re-settle 120,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

Europe’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

An emergency summit of the European Union convened in Brussels today after yesterday’s decision by their interior ministers to re-settle 120,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

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“It wasn’t very long ago that the dread hovering over global financial markets was that things were getting too calm.”

Wild Swings in Global Markets Have Led to Fears of a Worldwide Slowdown

“It wasn’t very long ago that the dread hovering over global financial markets was that things were getting too calm.”

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Buckle up.

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