Central Europe

Kimberly-Clark weighs sale of European tissues business: sources

(Reuters) - Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N) is exploring a sale of its European tissue business, as it tries to slash costs and combat slowing sales by exiting less profitable areas, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers has contacted private …

Procter & Gamble

Amid tensions with America, China is turning to Europe

A REMARKABLE summit between the European Union and China in Beijing on July 16th marked a turning-point in Chinese views of the EU. Rules and laws …

China

The Global Far Right Hates George Soros. It’s Because Our Foundation Stands Up To Tyrants.

I was not watching the news conference in Helsinki on Monday, when Vladimir Putin mendaciously sought to smear George Soros, the founder of the …

South Africa

What Does BASF’s Investment in Materialise Mean for the 3D Printing Industry?

Earlier on today BASF invested $25 million into Materialise. We speculated that perhaps BASF wanted to conquer the eyewear market because the …

3D Printing

Gorka: Why Didn't The Left Care About Russian Intervention For Past 70 Years?

Sebastian Gorka follows Mark Levin on Tuesday's <i>Hannity</i> and said the left only cares about Russian meddling because Trump won the presidential …

Donald Trump

Central Europe airlines: Wizz Air leads, LOT Polish growing fastest

Summary<p>Wizz Air is Central Europe's leading airline by seats, ahead of Ryanair and LOT Polish. LOT is the region's fastest growing top 10 airline in …

Europe

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images<p><i>Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon laid out his global nationalist vision</i> …

Middle-class

Rising European nationalism is transforming film directors and movies

The idiosyncratic filmmaking tradition that inspired Italian neorealism and the French New Wave is under pressure as histories are re-invented and …

Europe

Seven Theses

By Phil Green.<p><b>I. The Present</b><p>Engels proclaimed in the 19th Century that the choice was “Socialism or Barbarism.” The suspense is over. The barbarians …

New Testament

Jewish Exceptionalism Will Not Combat Antisemitism

<i>First published in</i> openDemocracy<i>.</i><p>When the Labour Party released the text of the National Executive Committee’s new code of conduct on antisemitism on …

Israel

The Helsinki Summit: 3 Achievements and Many Promises

Judging by the way the global media is treating it, the long talked-about summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart …

Middle East

Netanyahu and Orban meet in summit of illiberal nationalists

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as readers of Today's WorldView well know, is perhaps Europe's most</b> …

Israel

The Nelson Mandela Lecture

<i>On July 17th, former President Obama delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in Johannesburg. The lecture came not long after Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The talk was Obama’s most extensive reflection so far on the current political climate, though it did</i> …

Culture

You Won't Win: 5 Reasons No One Wants to Go to War with Israel

Here are five of the most deadly systems that the Israeli Defense Forces currently employ.<i>The technology that binds all of these other systems</i> …

Military

Three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 — a new record for anti-AIDS drug …

Public Health

15 Tiny Countries You Never Knew Existed

Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. Sao Tome and Principe<p>The dual-island nation of <b>Sao Tome and Principe</b> off Africa’s west coast in the <b>Gulf of Guinea</b> is only 963 …

Lifestyle (Canada)

EU migration plan is unworkable, Czech PM warns | Financial Times

The EU’s latest ideas for resolving its migration crisis are unworkable, Czech prime minister Andrej Babis has warned, casting doubt on a fragile …

Europe

Top German court rejects bid to block gas pipeline

Germany's highest court has rejected a bid by an environmentalist group to block construction of the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump …

Nord Stream

Netanyahu Cements His Place in the Illiberal International

His new Nation State Law fits his friendship with the new autocrats.<p>These two things happened within a few hours of each other‫:<p>Hungary's …

Israel

Reading and Myopia: Contrast Polarity Matters

Article |<p>Open | Published: 18 July 2018<p>Andrea C. Aleman,<br>• Min Wang &<br>• Frank Schaeffel<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 10840 (2018) | Download …

Google Scholar

The Latest: EU border guards may be deployed in Macedonia

MADRID — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):<p>5:45 p.m.<p>The European Union and Macedonia have agreed to allow EU border guards to be deployed in Macedonia if the country, which borders Greece, faces “sudden migratory challenges.”<p>The deal, initialed by EU commissioner …

European Union

Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?

The first question everyone wants to know is: <i>how?</i><p>“I’m surprised it took you so long to ask,” Brandon Hopkins says with a laugh. The 35-year-old …

Innovation

Austro-Hungarian diary

One of the great pleasures of spending time in Budapest is admiring the city’s restoration. Despite war, communism and 1956, the architecture of the city is overwhelmingly pre-World War I, and the repair of the magnificent buildings proceeds energetically to correct the neglect of the communist …

Sigmund Freud

Liberty Global puts Pascu in charge of Swiss business

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has made Severina Pascu its CEO of UPC Switzerland, taking over the country's biggest broadband cable operator.<p>She …

Business

Central Europe supplies the majority of movers | Financial Times

The EU will not compromise on the indivisibility of the four freedoms: movement of goods, services, capital and people. So argues Wolfgang Münchau (“ …

Europe

The new Illiberal International

The dream of a united, integrated Europe is collapsing under the pressure of mass migration and the rise of a global populist movement.<p>The two …

Opinion (UK)

Music Streaming Has Finally Ended the CD's 30-Year Reign in Germany

Audio streaming now represents nearly half of revenues and has replaced CDs as the largest sales segment on the German record market, reported <b>Florian</b> …

Music

Analysis: Putting the Western Wall on the itinerary for world leaders

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be the latest leader to officially put the Western Wall on his itinerary on Friday.<p>><br>• ><p>The Western Wall in …

World News

Yuan Weakness Is More a Function of Dollar Strength, CIBC Says – Bloomberg

Yuan Weakness Is More a Function of Dollar Strength, CIBC Says<p>Yuan Weakness Is More a Function of Dollar Strength, CIBC Says<p>Yuan Weakness Is More a …

Stock Markets

Universal Music Group Launches Nigeria Division

Universal Music Group is gearing up to extend its reach into Western Africa. The music label powerhouse is reportedly launching a new division in …

Music