Europe

The Latest: EU chief says UK's Brexit offer must be reworked

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's looming exit from the European Union (all times local):<p>3:30 p.m.<p>A top European Union official says key parts of Britain's offer to conclude Brexit talks fall short of expectations and need to be improved, just six months before the country leaves the …

Finance

Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo.

BERLIN — Poland is one of the few European countries where President Trump is still not only welcome but indeed sought after. When Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the White House on Tuesday, he repeatedly praised the president and even floated the idea of naming a possible future U.S. …

World News

In Trump’s mind, no one was willing to talk to Obama

Donald Trump made a series of odd claims during a joint news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, but this excerpt seemed especially …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

You thought Dieselgate was over? It’s not.

The scandal of Volkswagen caused political turmoil in Germany<p>It’s been an electrifying month for the German auto industry. Mercedes-Benz presented its first all-electric SUV. BMW offered a glimpse of its upcoming EV strategy by unveiling a concept car. And Audi is going electric, as well. On …

Automotive Industry

Romania's Leader Is Facing a Challenge From Ruling-Party Rebels

Ruling-party rebels are mounting a challenge to topple Romania’s de facto leader, saying they want to repair the image of a government that’s been …

Liviu Dragnea

McDonald’s Stock Shrugs Off #MeToo With Good News From Europe: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today

<i>Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.<br>__________</i><p>The restaurant chain will celebrate today after escaping tax fines in Europe, helping it to move on from yesterday’s protests over sexual misconduct in its</b> …

McDonald's

Is Billionaire Ray Dalio Right About The U.S. Economy?

When Ray Dalio talks, people listen. The billionaire founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, recently grabbed headlines when he told CNBC he thinks the U.S. economy is in the seventh inning. Dalio warned that he sees risks increasing “as time progresses” and that investors should be …

U.S. Economy

European Union to stop changing clocks in 2019 amid fears of time zone chaos

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc on Friday announced that the EU will stop the twice-yearly changing of clocks across the continent in October 2019.<p>The practice, which was used as a means to conserve energy during the World Wars as well as the oil crises of the 1970s, became law …

European Union

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.<p>Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening …

Nova Scotia

‘I can’t do this no more Nigel’: Brexit-backing British expat cries as he tells Farage he wants to come home

This was the remarkable moment a Brexit-supporting expat broke down as he told Nigel Farage that he wanted to come back to the UK after being treated …

European Union

German chemical industry warns against disruptive no-deal Brexit

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The VCI association of German chemical companies such as BASF and Bayer warned that a no-deal Brexit would have "grave consequences" for European supply chains and called on Britain to move towards the European Union's position in divorce talks.<p>"The Chequers paper is still far …

European Union

Loki and Scarlet Witch reportedly getting their own Marvel TV series

Prepare for significant angsty scheming as Asgard's more mischievous prince, Loki, could be getting his own television series.<p>Certain characters from …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Macedonian court rejects bids to scrap name referendum

Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North …

European Union

With USB-C, even plugging in can set you up to be hacked

Plugging in the power – or at least what you think is power – to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and the valuable personal data on …

Personal Data

Why Wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova Are A Hot Topic

Subdued by communism and then overshadowed by the Australian market, some of the wines of eastern European are now making a comeback—this time in terms of value and uniqueness rather than blandness and quantity.<p>For wine lovers seeking different flavors and grapes, Eastern Europe is somewhat of a …

Eastern Europe

EU push to clean up migration mess only makes it messier

The more European leaders discuss their migration problem, the more divided they become.<p>As they convene in Salzburg on Wednesday for a summit on …

Donald Tusk

Danske Bank boss resigns after $234 billion money laundering inquiry

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danske Bank’s (DANSKE.CO) chief executive Thomas Borgen quit on Wednesday following an investigation into payments totaling some 200 billion euros ($234 billion) through its Estonian branch, many of which the Danish bank said were suspicious.<p>Thomas Borgen, resigned CEO of …

Danske Bank

Anti-immigrant feelings: too many men, too few women

THE rate at which migrants are arriving has diminished considerably almost everywhere in Europe since the huge inflows seen in 2015. Yet migration …

Chemnitz

German MEP's aide photographed holding notes on 'general election' and 'public vote' after Brexit meeting with Theresa May

The aide to a senior German politician has been photographed leaving a Brexit meeting with Theresa May holding notes referring to a “general …

Elections

Orban says Hungary to appeal Article 7 in defiant message to Brussels

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban issued a defiant message to Brussels on Tuesday, saying he will appeal the EU's decision to trigger Article 7 procedures against the country and prove that the Sargentini report is based on “absurdities”.<p>"Hungary is attacked because the Hungarian people deciced …

European News

Migrants and refugees look to Spain as rules tighten in Italy

Europe's efforts to find a solution to the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis has been called "pathetic" by the United Nations.European Union leaders …

European Union

'Fort Trump': Donald Trump considers request for US military base in Poland

Donald Trump has said he is considering a Polish request to establish a permanent US military base in Poland as a bulwark against Russia, noting that Warsaw was prepared to pay “billions” for the facility.<p>Trump spoke on the matter at a joint press conference on Tuesday with his Polish counterpart, …

Donald Trump

YouTube Relies On Traditional TV, But They Remain Semi-Partners

YouTube sees growth. Mobile, you ask? Try television.<p>Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer for YouTube, told broadcasters at a European TV conference …

Media Industry

How can you stop Brexit blowing up your portfolio?

On finding out what I do for a living, people used to ask me if they should buy shares in BP (LON:BP) or Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) or an obscure uranium …

UK Economy

Ingush Mufti unexplainedly absent from North Caucasus Muftiate conference

<b>Ingushetia’s Muftiate was absent on Saturday at a conference of Muslim religious authorities from throughout the Russian North Caucasus,</b> <b>OC Media</b> <b>has</b> …

Caucasus

Trump: We've been ripped off by EU

During a press conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda, President Trump said that the US has been ripped off by everyone, including the European Union.

Donald Trump

UK may end up having second Brexit vote if PM May's exit plan rejected - Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could end up holding a second referendum on its membership of the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit is rejected, a government minister told Sky News on Wednesday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in …

European Union

Stocks - Tilray Rockets in Pre-market; Tesla, Amazon Dip

© Reuters. Stocks in focus in pre-market trade on Wednesday.<p>Investing.com - Stocks in focus in pre-market trade Wednesday:<p>• Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) …

U.S. Department of Justice

EU tipped to ditch Irish Apple tax action - Mobile World Live

The EU may drop legal action against the Republic of Ireland after Apple paid €14.3 billion to comply with a 2016 regulatory order stating the …

European Union

Germany ‘skeptical’ on Kosovo-Serbia border correction idea

Germany's foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia.<p>Heiko Maas, …

Kosovo