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Will Canada French Kiss Harper Goodbye?

In Canada's next election, which isn't due until 2014, the country could follow France, choosing a socialist over a conservative to captain the ship of state -- in Canada's case, perhaps a canoe of state -- through rough seas ahead.

15 Eurozone Countries Face Credit Downgrade

Standard & Poor's confirmed Monday it is examining the long- and short-term credit ratings of 15 eurozone countries for a possible downgrade as the continent's debt crisis lingers. The bond ratings a...
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Gross National... Happiness?

As a big idea, happiness needs to be taken seriously. As many civil society groups recognize, privileging happiness helps fill a missing "human" gap between the organizational objectives they are advocating and the needs of people on the ground.
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A 'True European Economic Government'

PARIS - The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for greater economic discipline and unity among European nations but declined to take immediate financial measures seen by many investors as th...