European stocks close lower; Italy unflinching on budget; UK minister resigns

European stocks close lower; Italy unflinching on budget; UK minister resigns

Stateside, Wall Street began Friday’s session in negative territory, although major indexes were still on pace to post solid weekly gains. Traders were rattled somewhat over fears around global economic growth and the pace of the Fed’s interest rate hiking path. The Fed decided on Thursday to keep rates unchanged but said that it expects […]

Every EU country has a 'Farage' seeking to demolish Europe, warns Barnier

Every EU country has a 'Farage' seeking to demolish Europe, warns Barnier

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned of the need to fight political forces which want to “demolish” Europe, saying that all of the continent’s countries now have an equivalent of Ukip’s Nigel Farage. Michel Barnier told a conference of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) in Finland that the EU was in a “fragile” […]

'Europe needs to be prepared for election meddling' warns EU top policy adviser

'Europe needs to be prepared for election meddling' warns EU top policy adviser

The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR may not be a tech giant’s best friend but for Ann Mettler, head of the European Commission in-house think thank (European Political Strategy Centre), the new laws put the continent at the forefront in the battle against data theft and disinformation. Mettler told Euronews at the Web Summit […]

European markets close lower amid political uncertainty; Zalando shares drop over 8%

European markets close lower amid political uncertainty; Zalando shares drop over 8%

By mid-afternoon, the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally 0.2 percent lower with most sectors struggling to make gains. Retail, Basic Resources, and Telecoms were among the worst performers. In the retail world, earnings were at the fore. WM Morrison fell 4.5 percent after reporting lower sales growth in the last quarter. The Berlin-based fashion retailer […]

Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33000 in Europe each year

Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33000 in Europe each year

LONDON: Superbug infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in Europe, health experts said on Monday, and the burden of these diseases is comparable to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV combined. An analysis by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) found the impact of drug-resistant infections had […]

Macron warns 'nationalist leprosy' threatens Europe

Macron warns 'nationalist leprosy' threatens Europe

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 5, 2018 / 12:01 PM GMT By Alastair Jamieson French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that a “nationalist leprosy” risks dragging Europe back to the 1930s. He said the spread of populism was dividing […]

Europe starts commemorations of centenary of end of WWI

Europe starts commemorations of centenary of end of WWI

European countries are starting commemorations of the centenary of the end of World War I. French President Emmanuel Macron received German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday (November 4) for a concert at Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg. Later this week, Macron is due to visit former battlefields in France to honour those who died during […]

Rick Steves: Europe's rich history of building – and tearing down – walls

Rick Steves: Europe's rich history of building – and tearing down – walls

Wandering the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall is a highlight of any visit to northern England. Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli I’m so glad borders and walls are out of fashion in Europe. The continent’s many proud nations don’t always get along, but they have learned to respect each other — making it possible for peace to flourish. […]

EU, E3 condemn US for reimposing sanctions on Iran, vow to protect trade

EU, E3 condemn US for reimposing sanctions on Iran, vow to protect trade

France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have jointly condemned Washington’s fresh sanctions on Iran’s economy, vowing to protect European firms doing business with Tehran. In a joint statement issued on Friday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the E3 ministers of foreign affairs and finance expressed “deep regret” over the US reimposition […]

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