Europe

In the new world order created by Trump and Brexit, Ireland could be ripped apart

The tectonic plates are shifting: Britain is being sucked into the US orbit, so the Irish border will become not just a political frontier but an ideological boundary<p>One thing the Brexiters did not lie about was their emphatic assurance that the island of Ireland would experience, as Theresa May …

Brexit

Scottish government seriously considering independence vote next year - advisor

The Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking very seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, an advisor to the devolved Edinburgh government said on Thursday.<p>Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay inside …

European Union

U.K.'s Bilimoria Worries Brexit May Spark EU Breakup

James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, and U.K. House of Lords Member Karan Bilimoria discuss their concerns about the …

European Union

IMF: Greece needs further overhauls

Greece must embrace further structural overhauls before the IMF can provide financial assistance, according to fund chief, Christine Lagarde.<p>Speaking …

Greece

Dakota access pipeline protest draws to a close

Demonstrators marched out to singing and drums as their six-month protest against an oil pipeline in North Dakota drew to an end. Despite last-minute calls for the public to support their cause, their departure was, for the most part, peaceful.<p>We need all your prayers. Tomorrow they will come for …

European News

How to turn a recession into a depression

Greece is a perfect example of how to turn a bad economic situation into something even worse. As Reuters reports,Rescue funds from the European …

Greece

Germany paves way for terror-linked migrants to wear TAGS as it creates deportation rules

GETTY Angela Merkel welcomed 1.1m migrants into Germany<p>Previously unseen documents reveal how Germany proposes to relax EU human rights laws to make …

Immigration

7 Archaeological Sites & Museums in Athens That You Can't Leave Greece Without Seeing

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is sometimes referred to as the cradle of Western civilization. The arts and philosophy thrived …

Greece

Bodyguard ‘Turns Against’ Far-Right Dutch Leader

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders angered many last week when he said some Moroccans were “scum,” but it was a member of his own security team who reportedly planned to take action over the comments. Police said Wednesday that a Dutch security official responsible for protecting the …

Geert Wilders

Brexit could lead to 'complete breakdown' between UK and EU

One of Britain’s most senior former European Commission officials has warned that Brexit negotiations could lead to a “complete breakdown” of …

Brexit

A far-right grouping may become the biggest opposition party in Germany. Here’s what you need to know.

Frauke Petry, the head of Germany’s new AfD party, just spent a few days in Moscow to build connections with Russian politicians. The AfD party is one of a number of right-wing populist parties that have sprung up in Europe over the last few years. While it is not as well established as France’s …

Germany

Brexit and the rise of the superliar | Coffee House

For an exercise in popular sovereignty, which was meant to take decisions away from the hated ‘elite’, the Brexit referendum has, inevitably, produced Britain’s greatest outbreak of political lying. Yesterday’s liars look pale and wan in comparison with the latest models. It is as if the …

Brexit

Labour Leadership Election Round Three? Sadiq Khan Leads The Field As Jeremy Corbyn's Replacement

Corbyn and McDonnell tie as the least popular politicians.<p>Ex-shadow cabinet members including Sadiq Khan, Hilary Benn, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper would stand the best chance in a fresh Labour leadership contest, a poll has found.<p>A YouGov survey showed that the four politicians are the most …

World Politics

Vital test for Labour as polls open in party heartlands

| LONDON<p>Britons began voting on Thursday in two areas long seen as strongholds of the Labour Party for parliamentary elections expected to test whether leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn still commands the support of his working class power base.<p>Bookmakers are predicting close contests in the former …

European Union

Budapest's Olympics bid dropped amid cries of 'cowardly' move not to allow referendum

The city dropped out of the race after a slump in support.<p>The decision not to put Budapest's dropped 2024 Olympic bid to a referendum has been …

Rio Olympics

Greece needs debt restructuring, interest rate cuts: IMF's Lagarde

BERLIN (Reuters) - Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary.<p>"We are much more confident after the progress made by the Greek …

Greece

Opinion: 5 reasons to invest in European stocks now

The U.S. stock market continues to power higher. But while the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains comfortably above 20,000 and near new all-time highs, there is a chorus of investors worried that the other shoe is about to drop.<p>Maybe it will be because of the Federal Reserve tightening too much …

Stocks

Non-EU airlines are refusing passengers delay compensation

Five major airlines have been warned they face legal action for refusing to pay passengers delay compensation due under European law.<p>American, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore and Turkish Airlines, all based outside the EU, were rounded on by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, which said each carrier …

Airlines

Bidding war over lucrative Brexit spoil

Where there are drugs, there’s money.<p>That makes the London-based European Medicines Agency one of the biggest spoils of Brexit. And nearly every …

European News

Gambia wants former minister to answer charges

Gambia’s new government is seeking the return of former interior minister Ousman Sonko from Switzerland to answer allegations of human rights …

European News

Italy faces potential sanction from EU for rising debt

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy's government was put on notice Wednesday that it may be sanctioned by the European Union for not getting the country's debt levels down.<p>In a report on Italy's debt, the executive European Commission urged Rome to take more cost-saving measures, worth up to 0.2 percent of its …

Greece

UK Independence Party faces moment of truth in Stoke by-election

When the UK Independence Party pleaded for Stephen Russell’s support last June, he obliged, breaking his allegiance to the Labour party to vote for …

Referendums

Immigration from Bulgaria and Romania rises to highest level on record following EU referendum

The level of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK has risen to the highest level on record in the months following the Brexit referendum …

Referendums

Would 'Frexit' mean economic disaster?

Two of France's presidential election candidates want the country to abandon the euro currency. But some economists say 'Frexit' could lead to economic disaster because France is heavily indebted in euros.<p>For some candidates in this year's presidential election in France, the euro is to blame for …

Economics

ECB Officials Doubt `Small Country' Britain's Post-Brexit Future - Bloomberg

The U.K. won’t be able to retake complete control of its destiny though Brexit, European Central Bank chief economist Peter Praet said.<p>“It’s kind of …

European Union

Riots Erupt in Swedish Immigrant Neighborhood After Trump’s Fake News Row

Just two days after President Trump incorrectly claimed that a major terror attack occurred in Sweden, rioters from an immigrant suburb of Stockholm …

European News

Marine Le Pen's aide is charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

aris (AFP) - The personal assistant of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was charged Wednesday in a scandal over "fake jobs" at the European Parliament, a judicial source said.<p>Catherine Griset, Le Pen's office chief, was charged with breach of trust in a probe into allegations …

Marine Le Pen

Why Emmanuel Macron's chances of becoming French president just went up

In a eagerly-awaited press conference on Wednesday afternoon, where Bayrou was expected by many to announce his own candidature for the French …

European News

Ghosn hands over the reins at Nissan

After 16 years at the helm, Carlos Ghosn is standing down as CEO of Nissan, handing over to 63-year old Hiroto Saikawa.<p>'Le Cost Killer' Ghosn quits Nissan CEO post, stays chair https://t.co/NHzoBDntPj pic.twitter.com/lmREkk2PLa<p>— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) February 23, 2017 Ghosn, also 63, is hardly …

European News

Brexit vote prompts huge rise in EU residence applications

The UK Home Office processed four times as many residence documents from Europeans living in Britain after the Brexit vote as it did in the same …

European News