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Speaking at a joint press conference with Mr Macron, she said: "To act in Europe it is vital that Germany has a stable government. "Germany and France can and should take the lead on many European questions and therefore I understand France's impatience for us to form a new government." The French ...
Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the countries of the Old Continent are rolling ... A total 12.4 million Chinese, mostly in guided tour groups, came to Europe in 2017, according to the European Travel Commission.

Urumqi, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- A China-Europe freight train carrying 36 containers of auto parts, engineering equipment, and daily necessities left Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Friday. The train will travel through Xinjiang's Alataw Pass and stop at a port in Kazakhstan where the ...
Similar arguments have been made by Dimitris Avramopoulos, European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, in calling for a conversation about migration that goes beyond Crisis Management or the poisonous politics of the populists and acknowledges this as Europe's new reality.
But in Europe, save for the resulting inflow of refugees, this goes almost unnoticed. Europeans feel safe and secure - these conflicts, it seems to them, are occurring someplace else, far away. In Eastern Europe, in particular, there is little awareness of these wars. Media reports from the war-stricken regions ...
Migrants at the port of Tarifa, in southern Spain, waited in August to be transported to a police station in Algeciras after being rescued in the strait of Gibraltar. Record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are taking the hazardous Western Mediterranean passage into Europe. -- AP Photo/ Marcos ...

This simply will not happen. Even the ardently pro-British Dutch government has made clear again that the choice for Britain is simple. It can buckle and accept the EU's conditions for continued "frictionless trade", or it becomes a "third country" on the periphery of Europe - like Morocco or Turkey, except that ...
(CNN) Germany woke up to scenes of devastation Friday after a powerful storm flattened buildings, disrupted transport links and killed at least six people. police said two of the dead were firefighters killed by falling trees and debris, while a 68-year-old van driver was killed when his vehicle was blown onto ...
Tillerson will discuss the Iran nuclear deal and curtailing "Iranian malign influence" in the Middle East with European allies and partners. Published 11 Hours Ago Reuters. SHARES. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question at the State Department in Washington, January. Yuri Gripas | Reuters. Secretary of State ...
Extreme weather. Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across Western Europe ... At least five people died as the powerful storm swept across Western Europe. Friederike .... Friederike, the latest storm to hit Western Europe after Xavier left a trail of destruction last autumn, has left at least five people dead.
The lack of funding needed to achieve Europe's widely advertised ambitions for global excellence in research and innovation should be addressed in discussing Horizon 2020's successor. Understanding the challenge and where the money could realistically come from is key, writes Thomas Estermann. Thomas Estermann ...
companies able to take full advantage of digital infrastructures, process and disseminate digital products and services will be the ones who will benefit the most of today's data economy and society. However, among today's digital industry giants (Google, Apple, facebook, Amazon, Microsoft), none of them ...
The European Union is failing to counter Russia's "extremely successful" disinformation campaigns, the European Commission's security chief warned Wednesday. Julian King told members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg they had identified 3,500 examples of "pro-Kremlin disinformation ...
China's spending in Central and Eastern European countries is helping clear a path towards more investment in Western Europe, one former economic adviser to the Serbian government told CNBC on Wednesday. Beijing's interest in Central and Eastern Europe is "because they see big potential in their ...
Europe's busiest cargo port was "virtually unreachable from the north" because of traffic holdups on three of the main motorways into the city, the national traffic service VID said. At least 25 large freight trucks had been knocked on their sides by the winds, causing huge traffic jams on six of the country's main ...
Christopher Cavoli, the new commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe, stepped into his new role pointing to his long experience in dealing with the continent's ... For one, American forces in Europe are seen as a deterrent against Russian military adventurism, especially in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.
Authorities say three people have died in Germany as a storm with high winds and snow sweeps across Western Europe. ... A powerful storm lashed Europe with high winds and snow, killing at least four people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over ...

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- During the Cold War, the MiG-21 fighter and the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle epitomized the might of the Soviet Bloc as it confronted the West in Europe. Although the MiG-21 -- dubbed Fishbed by NATO -- never saw combat in a NATO-Warsaw Pact war, the most ...
"Next year the citizens of Europe will elect a new European Parliament. This raises an uncomfortable question: how many seats will Russia get?" he said. "Let's not kid ourselves, Russian meddling in democratic elections is no longer the exception, it is becoming the norm. From the US presidential election ...
This briefing was prepared for the European morning and is updated online. Browse past briefings here. You can get the briefing delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday. We have four global editions, timed for The Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, and an Evening Briefing on U.S. weeknights.
An aerial cableway in Georgia, a modernist monument in Bulgaria and an ice factory in Grimsby, are among 12 heritage sites that have been shortlisted by a campaign that is highlighting Europe's most at-risk cultural monuments. Heritage federation EUropa Nostra, which works with Unesco and the EU, ...
On Wednesday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned from an official visit to Romania, wrapping up a five-day tour of three Baltic and three Eastern European countries. Abe toured six countries over five days -- Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania -- seeking to bolster political ...
Alejandro Gallego-Schmid, one of the report's authors, said: "The aim of our study was not to compare microwaves to other cooking appliances but to look at the environmental impacts of microwaves as ubiquitous devices in households in Europe and draw attention to the need to make their design, use ...
Bono and co are heading on tour in North America during May and June of this year and have now announced that they will return to Europe after those dates. The European leg of the 'Experience + Innocence' tour will kick off in August, running through September and October. It will include dates in Berlin, ...
A winter storm is heading towards Europe, threatening widespread disruption on Wednesday night and Thursday. The continent's northwest is already facing an onslaught from brisk winds and squally showers, with thunder snow likely across the British Isles on Tuesday. The conditions are expected to go ...
Listless IT spend in Europe is dragging down the pace of global recovery, according to the latest prediction from entrail-prodders Gartner. During 2018, IT expenditure on the continent is expected to increase 1.5 per cent to €667bn (£593bn). Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7tn (£2.7bn) in ...
In reissuing the sanctions waivers, the White House held to the agreement's terms, but used the opportunity to impose new sanctions and to threaten withdrawal from the accord if Congress and Europe failed to amend it by May 12. This approach has injected a high degree of uncertainty over whether the ...
Boris and his fellow fanatical Brexiteers will do and say anything that might justify their decision to take our nation out of a united Europe. Those of us who voted to leave the EU have been misled with lies and promises that could never be delivered. Britain's place is as a reforming and leading nation within ...
WOWAir has brought back its super cheap flights to Europe, offering one-way $69 flights from six U.S. airports to Iceland, and $89 flights to more destinations in Europe. The discounted flights are available Newark International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Chicago's O'Hare, ...
When it comes to European industries, commodities were under the greatest pressure Tuesday. Oil stocks fell 0.92 percent as a sector, on the back of weakness seen in crude prices. Despite Brent crude falling over 1 percent, prices continued to hover around $69.35 at Europe's close, a level not seen since ...
A secretive elite paramilitary unit is to bolster its ranks and open a second base in the heart of Europe in reaction to the increased threat from radical Islamist extremism, its chief said on Monday. Germany's GSG-9 unit has one base near the western city of Bonn but will now add a second, most likely in ...
Harry Kane hit two goals against Everton on Saturday to pull level with Ciro Immobile in the race for the European Golden Shoe. Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi also closed in on top spot as they found the net in Liverpool's 4-3 win over Manchester City and Barcelona's 4-2 win over Real Sociedad, ...
Finally, since the financial and sovereign debt crises, Europe has been and still is facing the financial trilemma (see Dirk Schoenmaker or Paul R. Krugman et. al.): if we have capital mobility and economic, hence financial, integration, national macroprudential policies will be insufficient to limit financial ...
The first first lady to be born in continental Europe, Trump grew up in Sevnica in Slovenia, in the southern Balkans, just over 100km (62 miles) from the Italian border. Her first real taste for fashion came while living in Paris as a young model in the mid-1990s, years before she got U.S. citizenship in 2006.
That's bad news for Merkel, for Germany, and for Europe as a whole, as there are numerous pitfalls facing the E.U. in the year ahead. French President Emmanuel Macron has been pushing for large-scale reforms to strengthen European integration on issues like migration and defense, as well as creating ...
Now, a dozen countries in Central and Eastern Europe are trying to eliminate a key hole in their infrastructure that experts believe has held back their economic development. The Three seas Initiative (TSI) aims to foster closer regional cooperation in building a network of highways, railways and gas ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AP) -- Europe retained the EurAsia Cup after putting on a sensational showing on the final day to tame Asia 14 to 10, courtesy of eight wins in the 12 singles matches on Sunday. Asia had led by a slim margin coming into the individual play, but they were soundly beaten by the ...
... new government. FURIOUS protestors have taken to the streets of Vienna to call on the rest of Europe to boycott Austria's new right-wing government - with a new hardline stance on migration at the centre of the escalating unrest. By Will Kirby. PUBLISHED: 19:35, Sat, Jan 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:38, Sat, Jan 13, 2018 ...
The undoing of the nuclear agreement, which may follow a US withdrawal from it, may also incur other risks for Europe and the Islamic Republic. With a number of UN Security Council resolutions against Iran's nuclear programme the agreement appears the only insurance against military strikes that would ...
They tend to support the fears of those who opposed the admission of asylum seekers, for it appears that mass migration was indeed responsible for an appreciable change in the profile of criminal activity in Europe. And it is by now abundantly clear that integrating new immigrants into European societies ...
... stabilise the European Union. He said: "There is no loss of sovereignty by being part of the European Union. There may be a loss of sovereignty when it comes to shaping life in Europe if we did not have a European Union and if nation states by themselves had to defend the interests of their population." ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AP) - Asia staged a late comeback to maintain its slim lead over defending champion Europe, 6.5 to 5.5, on the second day of the EurAsia Cup on Saturday. "We came out of the session at 3-3 which wasn't what we were looking for, but we live to fight another day," Europe ...
Japan's prime minister Friday landed in Estonia, his first stop on a tour of the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...
Political leaders and campaigners calling for Britain to reverse the results of the EU referendum should "stop harking on" about what amounts to an "illusion", Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor accused European leaders of making "only backward-looking" statements such as, "are you sure you want ...
1 Tommy Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson got Europe off to a flyer with a 3-and-2 victory over Indians S.S.P. Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri before Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton ran out 2-and-1 winners over Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Byeong Hun An. Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Alexander Levy appeared to be ...
Many on the old continent seek solace in the contrast: perhaps Europe's hour could be on the horizon? But it's striking how European debates on issues such as racism and feminism are now so strongly influenced by movements across the Atlantic. In the realm of ideas and campaigning, Europe and the ...
The question facing Labour in 2018 is whether and how it can move beyond that. It needs to come clean about the sort of relationship it seeks with Europe. For some, including many in the media, this is a boring question when compared with the more exciting alternatives. Remainers in the House of Lords ...
European stocks ended in positive territory on Friday, as investors digested new earnings, data and a political breakthrough in Germany. The pan-European STOXX 600 finished up 0.31 percent provisionally, with the majority of Europe's sectors closing in the black. On the week, the STOXX 600 ended on a ...
Supercomputers are a crucial research tool for medicine, aviation, robots and weapons, but there are only three dominant players: The US, Japan and China. Europe has had enough of that situation, however, and announced plans to spend up to $1.2 billion to develop its own technology. The aim is to ...
The 'man who hiked the world' is an Instagrammer from London who travels the globe in search of great walking routes. Here he picks his favourites in Europe, all under five hours. • Tell us about your favourite easy hikes in Europe in the comments below. Montenegro, view of Kotor. Upwardly mobile … a ...


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