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Ukrainian city drops out of race for 2022 Games

...crisis for the IOC, which is running out of potential sites for the games.Potential host cities, especially in Western Europe, are concerned about the financial costs of the games. Many have been scared off by the $51 billion price tag associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-06-30/ukrainian-city-drops-out
Deal for Augusta's Partridge Inn not yet complete

...based in the U.S., said Hunter, adding that the historic property on Walton Way generated interest from groups in western Europe and southeast Asia."My understanding is that the ultimate bidder plans to keep the property as a hotel and not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-25/deal-august
Living in the past

...of sitting on vast natural resources, which he recently leveraged in a lucrative deal with China ? just in case Western Europe is serious about punishing his recent adventurism. It's a bit like being born on third base and beaming with pride...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-08/living-past
May we never forget their sacrifice

...Normandy ? on June 6, 1944 ? was the largest seaborne invasion in history. That invasion of German-occupied Western Europe turned the tide of World War II.Tens of thousands of Americans stormed Omaha and Utah beaches and parachuted into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-06/may-we-never-forget-t
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

...time to offer U.S. consumers the greater protections microchips provide by joining Canada, Mexico and most of Western Europe in using cards with the more advanced technology.Chips aren't perfect, says Carolyn Balfany, MasterCard's group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
International Paper reports quarterly loss

...attributable to a pre-tax charge of $495 million associated with the shutdown of a mill in Alabama."North America and Western Europe demand is slowly improving, while emerging market growth has slowed. In this uneven environment, we remain intensely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-30/international-paper-report
Apple to raise stock buyback, will split stock

...iPhone sales from the same time last year to 43.7 million units, boosted by strong demand in China, the U.S., Western Europe and Japan, according to Luca Maestri, who will become the company's chief financial officer later this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-23/apple-raise-stock-buyback-
Their 'house,' their rules

...referendum to curb immigration levels and require that Swiss nationals be given priority in hiring.Like most of Western Europe, Switzerland has seen massive levels of immigration in recent years. Today, one in four Swiss residents is foreign-born...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-02-16/their-house-their-rul
The creeping 'culture of death'

...and productivity.It is perhaps fitting that the opponents in the 50-17 vote ? a disparity that reflects Western Europe's growing secularization ? were mostly conservative Christian Democrats. Outside of parliament, however...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-02/creeping-culture-deat
National Veterans Run comes to Augusta in 40-city growth

...the hour on Nov. 11 in 40 U.S. cities to mark the signing of the World War I armistice, the end of fighting in Western Europe and the collapse of the German Empire.Keri Mullins, the director of operations for the National Veterans Day Run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-16/national-veterans-run-comes-a