Europe

Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if attitude persists, as row carries on

| ANKARA<p>President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude toward Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe.<p>Turkey has been embroiled in a dispute with Germany and …

Turkey

Dijsselbloem in hot water after eurozone nations 'booze and women' charges

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem has come under increasing pressure over comments he made about debt-ridden nations playing fast and loose with their money. Italy and Portugal have called for his resignation.<p>Jeroen Dijsselbloem (pictured above) brushed off criticism and rising calls for the …

Greece

Stop bias against Brexit or face fine, BBC warned

The BBC will face sanctions and fines from its new regulator unless it ends its Brexit bias, a former Culture Secretary and architect of the Royal Charter has warned.<p>John Whittingdale, a Conservative MP, said that he is concerned that the corporation is "constantly looking for negatives and …

Referendums

Don’t be relieved by the Dutch election—it’s done nothing to stop populism in Europe

It was with a sigh of relief that the world’s progressives greeted the Dutch general election results on March 15, exactly one week ago. The international press had descended on The Hague to see if the openly Islamophobic, EU-hating, far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) …

European Parliament

The 25 best places to visit in Europe in 2017

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>A new ranking from TripAdvisor reveals the best travel destinations in Europe for 2017.</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled using an algorithm that sorted through millions of user reviews.</b>• <b><br>London is rated the best place to go in Europe this year, followed by Paris, and Rome.</b><p>Europe is so full of …

Prague

Terrorism in London: Four die in a terrorist attack in London

Terrorism in LondonFour die in a terrorist attack in London<p>An assault on Parliament<p>Britain<p>Mar 22nd 2017<p>AT LEAST four people have been killed in a …

Terrorism

Brexit adds to woes of crisis hit UK curry restaurants

Britain is suffering a curry crisis, with an average of two curry restaurants a week closing.<p>Along with rising rents and more expensive food, a lack of chefs is a big part of the problem as the younger generations of family owned establishments seek easier and better paid work.<p>But restaurant owners …

European Union

The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy

The terrorists’ aim is not just to kill a few but to terrify a multitude. For politicians and media to overreact would play into their hands<p>The current bout of global terrorism came to the heart of London today in a fatal attack outside the Palace of Westminster. The symbolism is impossible to …

Terrorism

Two people have died in a terror incident outside Britain’s parliament

<i>This story is developing and we will update with new information as it becomes available. Last updated at 6pm in London.</i><p>At least two people have died and the British parliament was put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon (March 22) after a “terrorism incident” outside the government building in …

London Parliament Attack: ‘Heroic’ British Politician Attempted to Save Cop

A British foreign minister bloodied his hands attempting to save the life of a police officer who was stabbed on the grounds of Britain's Parliament in what was described Wednesday as a "terrorist incident."<p>After an individual drove a 4x4 through a crowd outside the Palace of Westminster, shots …

President Erdogan's Turkey, not Germany, is guilty of 'Nazi practices'

There was something especially obscene about Turkish president Erdogan’s comparison of Angela Merkel’s Germany with the Nazis. “Nazi practices” were …

Turkey

Six things you should know about the watchmaking industry

The Baselworld watch show, the most important event on the global watch fair calendar, opens in Basel on Thursday. It comes as the Swiss watchmaking …

Watches

EU Officials Warn of Risk of U.K. Leaving Brexit Talks Early, Sources Say - Bloomberg

European Union officials are calling for the bloc to prepare for the U.K. to walk out of Brexit talks without a deal, according to a private memo and …

European Union

UK Parliament Attack Victims: Nationalities Revealed After Deadly Truck, Knife Killings

A car and knife attack near Parliament in London Wednesday has left at least four people dead and 20 others injured as the British officials …

Terrorism

EU puts citizens' rights first as it sets Brexit talk conditions

| BRUSSELS<p>The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator spelled out on Wednesday the bloc's conditions for talks, saying securing the rights of some 4.5 million EU and British citizens living abroad was paramount.<p>But Michel Barnier, the European Commission's point man on London-Brussels talks, also …

Brexit

LIVE: Woman killed, police officer stabbed, dozens injured, in UK Parliament attack

A woman was killed, a policeman stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured in an attack on the UK's Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge in what is being treated as a terrorist incident.<p>It still remains unclear exactly what has happened, but it appears the incident may have …

European News

Donald Trump offers Theresa May full US cooperation and support: world reaction to Westminster terror attack

Donald Trump offers Theresa May full cooperation and support<p>Donald Trump has spoken to Theresa May to offer Britain the full cooperation and support of the United States in responding to the Westminster attack.<p>The US president, who vowed to keep America safe from terrorism as one of his core his …

Terrorism

Deadly attack outside UK Parliament

Police have launched a "full counter-terrorism investigation" after an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people and stabbed a police officer on Parliament grounds.

European News

English-speaking cops could soon patrol the streets of Paris

It has long been a complaint that the Paris police don't speak very good English, but this may all be about to change.<p>France's Foreign Affairs …

France

London attack: French children injured on bridge

<b>Three French schoolchildren were among those injured when a vehicle hit people on Westminster Bridge, in a suspected terror attack, the French government has confirmed.</b><p>The foreign ministry said they had been on a school trip to London.<p>A newspaper in France's Brittany region, Le Telegramme, …

Brussels

Westminster Terror Attack 2017: Here's what happened Wednesday outside UK Parliament

On Wednesday afternoon, a car slammed into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London, leaving a trail of dead and wounded in its wake.<p>A man …

Terrorism

Holyrood referendum debate halted after Westminster shooting

<b>The Scottish Parliament has suspended a debate on whether to call for an independence referendum following an attack outside the UK Parliament.</b><p>Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said the incident in London was affecting the contributions of MSPs, and that the debate would resume at another time.<p>A …

Government (UK)

Erdogan’s rhetoric threatens Turkey’s future relations with EU

Every day now it seems Turkey’s President Erdogan has something new to say about Europe, and it appears to be pushing the nation away from a close relationship just weeks ahead of a referendum on giving Erdogan more power.<p>Europe is being attacked lately for its attitude to the Turkish diaspora, and …

Turkey

The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror

It is the moment everyone feared would come. But it must be kept in proportion<p>It was only ever a matter of time. This strike at parliament took aim directly at the heart of British democracy. It was perhaps meant to reach the prime minister – for today, the day of prime minister’s questions, was …

Terrorism

Why the Liberty Movement in Europe Is Rocking So Hard

I was truly startled by the energy, the enthusiasm, the intelligence, the passion, of the people who attended LibertyCon – sponsored by the European …

European Union

Greece eyes bailout deal with lenders within April

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Wednesday it hopes for a deal with its international lenders within the month of April and is working to bridge …

Greece

Athens gets a new venture fund

Raising money for a venture fund is almost never easy, but it’s a whole lot harder in certain places that are struggling economically, like Greece.<p>Thankfully for the country, a new seed-stage firm has formed called Marathon VC that’s currently investing $8.6 million and expects to close its debut …

Greece

Labour challenges City bankers on their home turf

| LONDON<p>Britain's Labour party, which has made a long journey leftwards since Tony Blair was leader, is looking to gain political momentum in an unlikely place: the heart of London's financial district.<p>Labour is fighting to break the City of London's centuries-old policy of independence from party …

European Union

Theresa May: 'Tomorrow morning, parliament will meet as normal. We will come together as normal. And Londoners and others around the world will get up and go about their day as normal.'

• <b>Prime Minister Theresa May's speech comes after she chaired a Cabinet Office Briefing Room meeting.</b>• <b><br>Four people were killed, including a police officer, after a terrorist attack in Westminster, London.</b>• <b><br>May said, "Let me make it clear today ... any attempt to defeat those values through violence is</b> …

Theresa May

'Full counter-terrorism investigation' underway in Westminster Attack

Commander BJ Harrington of London's Metropolitan Police said a "full counter-terrorism investigation" was on underway on Wednesday after an attack on Westminster Bridge near the UK parliament.<p>'Full counter-terrorism investigation' underway in Westminster Attack.<p>Commander BJ Harrington of London's …

Terrorism