European Union (EU) http://www.kunc.org en EU Nations Join To Blame Syria, But Not To Support An Attack http://www.kunc.org/post/eu-nations-join-blame-syria-not-support-attack America's most powerful European allies agree that Syria should be held responsible for what the U.S. calls a chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens on Aug. 21. Despite Secretary of State John Kerry's request to support military strikes, members of the European Union believe diplomacy should be the priority.<p>NPR's Teri Schultz reports for our <em>Newscast</em> unit:<p><blockquote><p>"Seeking to forge a common position on Syria, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says the 28 EU governments are unanimous that the Syrian regime is the likely perpetrator of the Aug. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49311 at http://www.kunc.org EU Nations Join To Blame Syria, But Not To Support An Attack U.N. Will Talk To U.S. About Spying Claims http://www.kunc.org/post/un-will-talk-us-about-spying-claims The United Nations says it will talk to the United States about a report that it spied on the communications of diplomats.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/us-usa-security-nsa-un-idUSBRE97P0O720130826">Reuters reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"'We're aware of the reports and we intend to be in touch with the relevant authorities on this,' U.N. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:26:00 +0000 48838 at http://www.kunc.org Is Europe's Recession Really Over? It's Too Soon To Say http://www.kunc.org/post/europes-recession-really-over-its-too-soon-say These headlines this morning make it sound like Europe's economy is up and running again:<p>-- "Euro Area Exits Longest Recession on Record." (<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-08-14/euro-area-exits-record-long-recession-led-by-germany-france" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a>)<p>-- "Euro Zone Emerges from Recession." (<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324139404579012200360382222.html" target="_blank"><em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>)<p>-- "Euro Zone Economy Grew 0.3% in 2nd Quarter, Ending Recession." (<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/business/ Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48338 at http://www.kunc.org Is Europe's Recession Really Over? It's Too Soon To Say Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Is 'Well,' Says EU Official http://www.kunc.org/post/egypts-ousted-president-morsi-well-says-eu-official After a long talk with ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton says Morsi, who has been detained for nearly a month, is in good health.<p>"We talked for two hours; we talked in-depth. He has access to information, in terms of TV, newspapers — so, we were able to talk about the situation," Ashton tells <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23500117">the BBC</a>. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47701 at http://www.kunc.org Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Is 'Well,' Says EU Official Sweeping Parts Of Southern Seas Could Become A Nature Preserve http://www.kunc.org/post/sweeping-parts-southern-seas-could-become-nature-preserve The area of ocean set aside as a nature preserve could double or triple in the coming days, depending on the outcome of a meeting in Germany. Representatives from 24 countries and the European Union are considering setting aside large portions of ocean around Antarctica as a protected area. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 06:46:00 +0000 Richard Harris 46969 at http://www.kunc.org Sweeping Parts Of Southern Seas Could Become A Nature Preserve