Europe

The perfect day in France's most underrated city

Situated on the French-German border, Strasbourg is one of Europe’s prettiest cities. A popular stop on Rhine cruises, it is actually a couple of miles from the Rhine, on an island in a tributary, the River Ill.<p>From the compact and walkable centre, the cathedral’s 465ft spire rises like an …

France

Take Me Away: Copenhagen’s fairy tale cityscape

It’s the home of harbors, herring, Hamlet and Harald Bluetooth. Also, to lots of bicycles and one of the oldest monarchies in the world.<p>Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, and one of the largest cities in Scandinavia. And it’s a wet one. This Nordic city is not only surrounded by the sea, …

Copenhagen

May Says There’ll Be No ‘Unlimited’ Brexit Transitional Phase - Bloomberg

Prime Minister Theresa May said she won’t accept an “unlimited” transitional phase as Britain leaves the European Union, seeking to draw a line under …

Brexit

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day - Bloomberg

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here</i><p>The euro jumps with bonds yields, a ransomware hack goes global, and the oil rally …

European Central Bank

Well, Yes, Obviously - Brexit Leaves EU Scrambling For Money

This is one of the less surprising events of our times, Britain leaving the European Union is leaving a hole in the EU budget. This is rather obviously so as Britain has, for decades, been one of the few major net providers of funds into the system. When a net provider of money leaves such a system …

European Central Bank

Cats Museum

A curious little museum dedicated to the furry feline in the cat haven that is Old Town Kotor.<p>For cat lovers, there is no place like the medieval …

Culture

Dollar Sinks To 7-Month Lows Against Rivals Amid Euro Surge

The dollar slumped against a basket of global currencies, pressured by a surge in the euro, after the European Central Bank hinted at tapering …

European Central Bank

European Union extends Russia sanctions until Jan 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union formally extended its economic sanctions on Russia on Wednesday, a widely expected step that keeps restrictions on business with Russian energy, defense and financial sectors until Jan. 31, 2018.<p>The sanctions were imposed in July 2014 following Russia's …

European News

‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’

There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD …

European News

CURRENCIES: Dollar Slips As Euro Aims Toward Highest Level In A Year

Pending homes sales on tap<p>The U.S. dollar slipped Wednesday, with the euro headed toward its highest against the greenback in a year as investors gauge when the European Central Bank may start winding down monetary stimulus.<p>The ICE Dollar Index , a measure of the currency against a basket of six …

European Central Bank

'Game of Thrones' fans retrace footsteps of HBO hit in ancient Dubrovnik

If you want to get an up-close look at King's Landing and the Red Keep or take a stroll on the same staircase featured in Cersei's naked walk of shame, head to Croatia. That's where fans of HBO's blockbuster series "Game of Thrones," returning for its seventh season July 16, are keeping tour guides …

Game of Thrones

The Euro Zone Needs Better Shock Absorbers

Two separate bank rescues show that the euro zone is biding its time but needs a better way to cope with shocks.<p>The recent bank rescues in Spain and Italy underline the absence of a true banking union in the euro zone. In one, a Spanish bank took over another Spanish bank, while in the latter the …

Economics

15 Amazing Things To See And Do In Shanghai, China

Now, although Shanghai isn’t the capital of China (that honour goes to Beijing) it’s actually the biggest in all of China – this coupled with its …

Asia Travel

Swiss-EU talks need progress for Swiss funds to flow - Bern

Several political and economic issues remain open in neutral Switzerland's talks on future ties with the European Union, the Bern government said on Wednesday, linking progress in negotiations to whether it continues to pay into the EU budget.<p>Talks on forging a comprehensive new treaty that would …

Brexit

Newswire: The EU nails Google with a $2.7 billion fine

The European Union took a bite out of Google today, issuing a 2.4 billion euro (or $2.7 billion) fine against the tech company for what it says are violations of its antitrust laws. Union officials say that Google’s searches drive consumers toward the company’s own comparison shopping service over …

European Union

European Union Fines Google $2.7 Billion

The European Union has fined Google $2.7 billion over what it calls anti-competitive practices. Steve Inskeep talks with Adrianne Jeffries of The Outline.

European Union

Marriage for all in Germany: ‘Yes. finally!’

Germany’s papers all focused on the prospect of a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her stance on the …

European News

Albania Socialists win election, can govern without partner

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's left-wing Socialist Party has secured a second mandate in a general election, winning a majority of seats in parliament, election results showed Tuesday.<p>The election was seen as a key benchmark in the country's bid to launch membership negotiations with the European …

European Union

EU ringed by human trafficking offenders

In the east, Russia and Belarus fell into the same category.<p>The state department said Libya’s government “lacked the capacity to address basic …

European News

Investors Should Hang In There, Even If a Correction Occurs

The mood among investors in Europe is generally positive in spite of mixed cyclical and secular factors influencing the economies and the markets …

European Central Bank

Daily Briefing: Romania - crisis over, business as usual?

Romania is moving gradually to end the political crisis that led to the former premier being deposed by members of his own party - ostensibly because he backed away from a decree they sought to protect them from graft convictions after massive street protests against the measure.<p>His replacement …

European Central Bank

Global stocks fall on jitters over central bank policy

Global stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors fretted over the prospect of tighter monetary policy from major central banks.<p>KEEPING SCORE: …

European Central Bank

Global Shares Decline Amid Tech Weakness

Stocks in Europe and Asia extended losses Wednesday amid pressure on technology companies, while the euro and government bond yields climbed as investors reassessed the course of eurozone monetary policy.<p>The Stoxx Europe 600 was down 0.4% late morning but was off its worst levels of the day, …

European Central Bank

ECB chief was overinterpreted by markets: sources

SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi intended to signal tolerance for a period of weaker inflation, not an imminent policy tightening, when his comments sent the euro higher this week, sources familiar with Draghi's thinking said on Wednesday.<p>Draghi's intention …

European Central Bank

Google’s $2 billion antitrust fine is the biggest yet from the European Union

So big.<p>The European Union fined Google parent company Alphabet $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) for manipulating search results in favor of its own shopping service — its biggest antitrust settlement ever.<p>How big? Well, it’s more than twice as big as the next biggest fine against Intel in 2009. Google, …

European Union

Expert warns of growing network of Swiss jihadists

Switzerland could become a hotbed of Islamist militants grown up in the country, according to a senior security expert.<p>Jean-Paul Rouiller of the …

European News

Amalfi Coast Guidebook + Naples

<b>Naples</b><p>Including self-guided "Slice of Neapolitan Life" walk and Archaeological Museum tour<p><b>Pompeii and Herculaneum</b><p>Including self-guided tours of both …

Amalfi Coast

Treasury Yields Keep Rising as Central Banks Seem Set to Dial Back on Stimulus

It's not really that central banks are suddenly hawkish. But they are suddenly more hawkish than they used to be.<p>That's causing global yields to …

European Central Bank

Top 5 Things to Know In the Market on Wednesday

Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, June 28:<p><b>1. Central bankers continue to center</b> …

European Central Bank

Tensions in the Balkans Rising as Promise of EU Future Fades

Fourteen years after being told they had a future in the European Union, countries in the Western Balkans are losing hope. Meanwhile, Turkish and …

European News