Facebook back after being down for some in US, Europe, parts of Asia – KWTX

Facebook back after being down for some in US, Europe, parts of Asia – KWTX

(Gray News) – Some Facebook users were out of luck Sunday morning. According to the Down Detector, users reported problems in the northeast and Great Lakes regions of US, Canada, Europe, parts of Asia and Tunisia in north Africa. Though the reports have decreased since the early morning, central Mexico has been added to the […]

European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate – EurekAlert

European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate – EurekAlert

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Spurred on by climate change and international travel and trade, vector-borne disease outbreaks are […]

Council of Europe urges Turkey to 'quickly' finalize election results – Rudaw

Council of Europe urges Turkey to 'quickly' finalize election results – Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Amid moves to disallow democratically-elected officials to fill their posts, Europe’s top human rights body called on Turkey to “fully respect” last month’s election results “as quickly as possible.” “We call on the Turkish authorities to conclude the procedures for establishing the final results of the local elections in Istanbul as […]

China Enlarges Its Circle in Europe, and Tries to Convince Europeans It Comes in Peace – The New York Times

China Enlarges Its Circle in Europe, and Tries to Convince Europeans It Comes in Peace – The New York Times

BRIJESTA, Croatia — China’s premier surveyed construction of a long-sought bridge over Croatia’s Mali Ston Bay, home to China’s largest infrastructure project in Europe — built by a Chinese company with Chinese workers, and financed in large part by European Union money. A driving rain lashed the hills while the premier, Li Keqiang, was there […]

UBS chairman: Europe is running out of economic policy options to boost growth – CNBC

UBS chairman: Europe is running out of economic policy options to boost growth – CNBC

Europe’s challenges, according to the UBS chief, go beyond the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policies to boost growth. He pointed out three areas: First, European infrastructure and technology developments lag behind the U.S. and China. “It needs to improve, and therefore needs investment into infrastructure, into digital economy, into 5G technology in order to […]

European markets close higher as airline stocks rally on Brexit extension – CNBC

European markets close higher as airline stocks rally on Brexit extension – CNBC

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally up around 0.1%, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Travel and leisure stocks were among the outperformers, rising more than 1% following the EU’s offer to push back the U.K.’s departure from the bloc until Oct. 31. EasyJet, Tui and IAG were the top performers in […]

The Americans are trying to undermine Europe’s efforts to become more autonomous over security – Financial Times

The Americans are trying to undermine Europe’s efforts to become more autonomous over security – Financial Times

Gordon Sondland, Washington’s ambassador to Brussels, reacted strongly last month to the EU’s proposal that European Defence Fund investment should go to EU-based and controlled companies only (“Europe must open military projects to foreign firms, says US envoy”, March 11). He has threatened the EU with retaliation if it excludes American companies from European industrial […]

EUROPE POWER-Curve hits new highs as EU carbon soars – Reuters Africa

EUROPE POWER-Curve hits new highs as EU carbon soars – Reuters Africa

PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) – European baseload electricity prices for year-ahead delivery hit new multi-week highs on Wednesday, lifted by bullish EU carbon emissions permit prices which rose to their highest level since July 2008, while coal and gas prices also added to gains. * German Cal’20 baseload, the European power benchmark, touched a high […]

Pro swim league to debut in US, Europe – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pro swim league to debut in US, Europe – Minneapolis Star Tribune

LOS ANGELES — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format with athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League’s eight teams — four based in the U.S. and four in Europe. […]