Europe's Not-So-Swift Diplomacy

Europe's Not-So-Swift Diplomacy

Another trans-Atlantic showdown is looming as the Trump Administration prepares its next tranche of financial sanctions on Iran, and the puzzle is why Europe keeps backing itself into a corner. Brussels and European Union states seem ready to stage a battle with Washington over an obscure but important financial-service network—against Europe’s own interests. The looming […]

European stocks book a slight gain as traders watch Brexit talks

European stocks book a slight gain as traders watch Brexit talks

European stocks eked out slight gains on Monday, as investors weighed geopolitical tensions and looked ahead to U.S. earnings season, in the hopes that strong corporate results might provide the next positive leg for eurozone stocks. What are markets doing? The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

Tencent executive urges Europe to focus on ethical uses of artificial intelligence

Tencent executive urges Europe to focus on ethical uses of artificial intelligence

Chinese tech giant Tencent has urged European companies to focus on ethical applications of artificial intelligence, leaving higher-risk ventures to the US and China. Speaking at a conference in Helsinki, Finland, David Wallerstein, Tencent’s chief exploration officer, said he was encouraging the European Union to “embrace AI and deploy it in the areas that would have […]

Bavarian elections threaten to further shake Europe's established order

Bavarian elections threaten to further shake Europe's established order

There is little to mark the border between Germany and Austria at Kiefersfelden besides a European Union flag and three bored German policemen checking incoming cars for migrants. But this may be where things started to unravel for Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies. Bavaria votes on Sunday in regional elections that will be the latest to […]

Angela Merkel Could Save Europe. Why Won't She?

Angela Merkel Could Save Europe. Why Won't She?

BERLIN — Campaigning in the spring of 2017, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany declared at a packed beer hall in Bavaria that it was time for Europe to “take its destiny into its own hands.” In the face of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Hungary’s slide into illiberalism and an American president who viewed […]

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

International tourism arrivals worldwide have grown faster than some destinations can keep up with during the last decade, which probably isn’t news to many in the travel industry. But what may come as a surprise is that the United States is fueling some of that growth, considering concerns that a Trump slump and strong U.S. […]