Europe

The Insanely Fun European Cities You're Missing Out On

Far too many Americans plan a trip to Europe and draw their boundary at Berlin, or Prague, <i>maybe</i> Budapest. Anything further east conjures images of …

Cool Stuff

Paul Ryan, other Republicans outraged by Trump news conference

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sparked a barrage of Republican outrage on Tuesday after he blamed “both sides” for the violence in …

European News

Where to Go for Your Romantic Italian Vacation

01 of 11<p>Venice is one of Italy's most beautiful and romantic cities with winding canals, gondolas, and narrow streets that are perfect for losing …

Italian Riviera

Russian Translator Censors Putin Questions at Game of Thrones Q&A

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is known for his excessively gorey plot twists, but for his Russian translator, exposing the writer to …

European News

“Game of Thrones” is a blessing and a curse for Dubrovnik in Croatia

Like the Targaryen’s dragons, <i>Game of Thrones</i> tourism has grown into a beast that’s become increasingly hard to control—just ask the people of Dubrovnik.<p>The insanely popular franchise is turbo boosting Croatia’s economy overall through tourism. But now the country’s Southern city is having to make …

Game of Thrones

African press review 16 August 2017 - Africa - RFI

“The assault on civil society spells doom,” reads the headline of the <i>Daily Nation</i>’s editorial this morning.<p>The paper is reacting to the government’s intention to shut down two human rights organisations, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance …

European News

Theresa May criticizes Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville protest

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday added her voice to criticisms of Donald Trump over his response to the violent white supremacist rally …

European News

Dublin Sights and Attractions You Should Not Miss

01 of 09<p>Dublin's Best Sights for Visitors<p>The best sights of Dublin - what are they? Trick question, as nearly always this is up to individual tastes …

Ireland

The pound is ‘extremely undervalued’ right now, according to UBS

Has the pound hit rock bottom yet?<p>With sterling GBPUSD, -0.0933% GBPEUR, +0.1459% taking another blow this week and touching a more than seven-year low against the euro, some analysts are now speculating it could hit parity with the shared European currency and fall further against the dollar by …

European Central Bank

Five brilliant day trips to teach your kids history

Teach your kids history the fun way on a family day trip to visit Victorian fairgrounds, Celtic settlements and pungent Vikings<p>Back in the day, an enriching family trip would mean hours sitting in a hot sticky car before arriving at a lifeless castle or dull-but-worthy museum.<p>Today, things could …

15th century

Why don’t Swiss voters choose their cabinet ministers?

Letting the people have the final say is a cornerstone of the Swiss political system. But there is a notable exception: voters can’t choose members …

European News

Euro dips after ECB signals no shift likely at Jackson Hole

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The euro fell by as much as half a cent on Wednesday, briefly dipping below $1.17, after sources signalled European …

European Central Bank

CAC Gains Ground As Eurozone GDP Improves

<i>By Kenny Fisher</i><p>The CAC index has posted strong gains in the Wednesday session. Currently, the index is at 5,195.75, up 1.07% on the day. On the …

Economy

Opinion: Trump Playing With Fire in North Korea Crisis

The conflict with Kim Jong Un raises concern that Washington may be more unpredictable than North Korea.<p>Donald Trump recently posted a tweet that …

European News

One in five unemployed people in the UK are migrants, official figures reveal for the first time

One in five unemployed people in the UK are migrants, official figures have revealed for the first time.<p>The figures show that 317,000 migrants are unemployed, including 98,000 who were born in the EU and 219,000 born outside the EU.<p>The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has risen …

Migration

Norwegian couple transforms van into a house on wheels to surf Europe

Meet the adventurous Norwegian couple who packed up their life into a small van so they could travel and surf whenever they liked after one of them had been ill.<p>Birk in the converted VW van. Image by: Birk Haaland/mediadrumworld.com<p>Incredible images and video footage show the pair relaxing in their …

Travel

Report: Draghi Won’t Signal A Policy Shift at Jackson Hole

Reuters reported Wednesday that the <b>European Central Bank President Mario Draghi</b> will not, as was previously rumoured, signal a change in monetary …

European Central Bank

Can Sterling Hit Parity With the Euro?

The British pound reached seven-year lows against the euro this week, with some analysts now projecting that sterling will fall to parity with the common currency—or further.<p>The pound has risen by around 4% against the dollar this year, climbing to nearly $1.30, but against the euro it is down by …

European Central Bank

3 Historical and Trendy Neighborhoods You Must Visit in Chicago, Illinois

Heading to Chicago? When people visit this magnificent city, they tend to congregate downtown in a neighborhood known as the Loop, taking in sights …

Chicago

Budapest’s Margaret Island, a green haven in Hungary’s capital

The landscaped acres of this island in the Danube make a peaceful (and pretty much cost-free) day out in the middle of the city<p>An eye-shaped haven in the centre of the Danube, Margaret Island lies between the grandeur of Pest to the east and Buda, the city’s more frenetic side, to the west. Just …

Travel

ECB Hansson: exit from asset buys is tied to economic recovery - report

TALLINN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's exit from asset purchases is tied to the recovery of the euro zone economy but low rates and the …

European Central Bank

Russian Accused of Plotting Drone Attack on U.S. Planes Refuses Extradition

A Russian citizen accused of plotting drone attacks on U.S. military planes does not want to be extradited from Turkey to his home country, the …

European News

Animal rights campaigner jumps into bullring in south of France - France - RFI

Peter Janssen, the leader of animal-rights campaign Vegan Strike Group, was booed by spectators when he leapt into the ring in the French Basque Country city of Bayonne on Tuesday evening.<p>With the slogan "Macron, you can stop this" daubed on his naked torso, he shouted "Don't mistake barbarism for …

European News

European Union citizens will be free to cross into UK from Ireland after Brexit, Government admits

European Union citizens will be able cross into Britain by simply crossing the Irish border after Brexit, the Government has admitted.<p>The news will raise fears of a backdoor into Britain after the UK leaves the European Union for migrants from the EU.<p>Details of the plans are set out in a 28 page …

Brexit

Swiss wolf puppies: Small, fluffy, playful

In the canton of Ticino's Valle Morobbia, four young wolves were discovered through a photo trap.<p>The young wolves live peacefully on the edge of a …

European News

The Truth About Austria's Dark Side

<b>AN AUSTRIAN WIT ONCE SAID:</b> “When the world ends, I’ll go to Vienna. Everything happens 10 years late there.” My timing is perfect then: An …

Travel

Recovery seen in the eurozone

The eurozone economy expanded 0.6% in Q2, in line with expectations, while the annual figure was upgraded to 2.2% growth.<p>"The market mindset is that …

European Union

These 40 Cities in Europe will Blow Your Mind

Europe is one of the most beautiful continents on earth. It is especially characterized by its ancient architecture, scenic backdrops of mountains …

Italian Riviera

Euro-Area Economic Growth Picks Up Pace as Recovery Spreads

The euro-area economy gathered pace in the second quarter as more nations joined the recovery.<p>The 0.6 percent expansion matched an Aug. 1 estimate …

European Central Bank

Forex - Sterling higher after UK jobs, wage data

Investing.com - The pound rose to the days highs against the dollar on Wednesday after the latest UK jobs report showed that the unemployment rate …

European Central Bank