How we all colluded in Fortress Europe

How we all colluded in Fortress Europe

In October 2013, a ship carrying migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Some 300 people drowned. It was not the first time that migrants had drowned in the Mediterranean. In fact, at that time it was estimated that in the previous 25 years at least 20,000 people had died trying to reach the […]

Trump dismisses Europe's trade pitch

Trump dismisses Europe's trade pitch

LA MALBAIE, Canada — Days after igniting a trade war, Donald Trump declared Saturday that he wants a world free of all tariffs and trade barriers. Speaking at a news conference before leaving a G7 summit in Quebec, Trump insisted that the U.S. had long been victimized by its major allies and trading partners — […]

The United States and Europe Still Need Each Other

The United States and Europe Still Need Each Other

Talk to any long-standing observer of the trans-Atlantic relationship and you will hear that the United States and Europe are on a collision course. From climate change to the Iran nuclear deal to tariffs on steel and aluminum, the two sides of the Atlantic increasingly find themselves at odds over a long list of foreign-policy […]

European markets lower ahead of G-7 summit

European markets lower ahead of G-7 summit

On Wall Street, stocks were lower, with market sentiment offset by trade concerns with investors focused on this weekend’s summit of G-7 world leaders in Quebec. President Donald Trump‘s tariffs on steel and aluminium imports have caused upset among other G-7 members, including Canada and France. While Trump may not mind being isolated, “we don’t […]

Flying to Europe this summer? Join the club

Flying to Europe this summer? Join the club

WOW air and other low-cost carriers based in Europe are responsible for much of the growth in transatlantic flights coming to or from the U.S. WOW air, which started flying in 2012, wasn’t even serving the U.S. in the summer of 2014. Four years later it’s expected to offer more than a million seats between […]

European mental health institutions fall 'far below the standard,' WHO reports

European mental health institutions fall 'far below the standard,' WHO reports

Among the more severe transgressions documented in the report were the use of restraints to manage difficult behavior, sexual abuse of female patients, sleeping on floors, restrictions on communication and little access to “meaningful daily activities.” The assessment determines where current standards conflicted with guidelines laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights […]

Putin says he wants to build bridges with Europe. Others see a wedge

Putin says he wants to build bridges with Europe. Others see a wedge

Some fear he seeks to drive a wedge in it. The official reason for the trip, Putin’s first foreign visit since he won a landslide re-election in March, is for talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President Alexander Van der Bellen. Trade and economic cooperation are at the top of the agenda: Putin is […]

Liverpool relish final test to topple Real Madrid, the kings of Europe

Liverpool relish final test to topple Real Madrid, the kings of Europe

Eventually, the talking stops. Jürgen Klopp and his players have done all the interviews. They have been through all the tactics and there will come a time on Saturday evening, in the bowels of the NSC Olimpiyskiy, when they will be in their dressing room, fighting their nerves and, as Klopp acknowledged, those are the […]

Europe Is Ready to Move On From Brexit

Europe Is Ready to Move On From Brexit

At the end of June 2016, Nigel Farage arrived at the European Parliament in Brussels for one of the most important speeches of his career. Five days earlier, in a stunning electoral upset, Britain had voted to leave the European Union—the first country to do so in the EU’s nearly six decades of history. The […]

Iran's supreme leader just made 5 tough demands for Europe to save the nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader just made 5 tough demands for Europe to save the nuclear deal

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued five demands to Europe that would be difficult for the continent’s leaders to meet as they seek to salvage the 2015 nuclear accord. The European Union is engaged in high stakes talks with Tehran after President Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal, putting the international agreement […]