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Candela: The Italian town paying people to move there

Europe

Britain thinks Germans care about Brexit — they don’t

BERLIN — It’s a pity more Brits don’t speak German. If they did, they’d appreciate just how uninterested most Germans are in Brexit.<p>For months, a …

Brexit

'We're not Catalonia' - Italy's separatists tread softly towards autonomy

MILAN, Italy (Reuters) - As nervous investors retreat from Catalonia, afraid the wealthy region may secede from Spain, another European region whose politicians once campaigned for independence is looking to attract some of them -- by talking of autonomy, not secession.<p>The Italian region of …

Europe

Protesters Beware, Russian Law Enforcement Could Soon Wield New Stun Shields

Wayward protesters and other criminals could feel the electrodes of new stun shields deployed by Russia’s National Guard and other law enforcement …

Russia

[Focus] Legal study sounds alarm on 'Baysanto' merger

Competition law is founded on whether the consumer is getting a good deal. Historically, that translates to low prices, and prevents any negative …

Agriculture

Spain to suspend Catalan autonomy

MADRID — The Spanish government on Thursday vowed to go ahead with taking direct control of Catalonia after accusing regional President Carles …

Europe

European data miners: “We were told to relocate our servers to the US”

Tech firms are speaking out against changes to EU copyright rules that they say could force them to leave Europe for the sake of protecting their …

Europe

Russian artist detained over Paris bank blaze

A Russian artist and his partner, who were granted political asylum in France in May, have been placed in detention after setting fire to a bank in …

Europe

La Cumbrecita: A Bavarian outpost in Argentina

<b>(CNN) —</b> The wood-beamed cottages, hand-painted decorations and flower boxes overflowing with red blooms are telltale features of a typical German mountain town, but La Cumbrecita is a long way from Bavaria.<p>The street signs are in German, cafes serve hearty goulash, sausages and schnitzel along with …

Europe

[Focus] Health MEPs want to phase out glyphosate by 2020

They said that the commission's proposal failed "to ensure a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment" and "to …

Europe

Wanted dead, not alive: France's approach to French jihadists

France's attitude to the killing of its citizens in Syria fighting for the Islamic State group has rarely been as frankly stated as it was in the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Theresa May makes pledge to EU citizens in bid to unlock Brexit talks

LONDON — Theresa May will make no new commitments on Brexit when she addresses EU leaders over dinner at the European Council summit on Thursday — …

Brexit

Portugal sees silver lining in Spain's Catalan clouds

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has taken a swipe at its bigger neighbour Spain, saying it takes no pleasure from the Catalan independence crisis but hopes investment and tourists will be persuaded to cross the border in search of “political stability”.<p>Portugal and Spain have a centuries-old rivalry, …

Economy

Who's Paying for Sobchak’s $17M Presidential Campaign?

Russian journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak, who announced her bid for the Russian presidency on Wednesday, will need to raise more than $17 …

Russia

Latest Swiss sanctions against North Korea come into effect

The Swiss government implemented Wednesday a raft of sanctions on North Korea, following two recent United Nations (UN) rulings. Work permits for …

North Korea

New residents to get official warnings about aircraft noise

People moving into new homes close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will be warned about aircraft noise before they move in, and the warning will …

Netherlands

EU parliament chief snipes at UK over Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of the European Parliament derided British plans to leave the EU on Wednesday, saying they had not thought it through and faced problems for their trade, including vital food imports.<p>The comments by Antonio Tajani, whose institution must sign off on any divorce deal …

Brexit

Tusk: EU migrant quotas have 'no future'

"This completely unnecessary conflict between member states must end," he added.<p>The Visegrad group - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and …

Migration

EU to ease tensions with Turkey despite Merkel's tougher stance

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After months of verbal jousting with Turkey, European Union leaders will take a more conciliatory stance towards Ankara at a summit on Thursday, although some still want to cut aid linked to Turkey’s stalled EU membership bid.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised the debate …

Turkey

Decision to deny citizenship to Turkish woman reversed

A local parliament in eastern Switzerland has overturned its earlier decision to reject the citizenship application of a young Turkish woman born and …

Switzerland

Rule of Law Dispute Deepens Rifts in European Union

Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the …

Brexit

From crêpes to cassoulet: The ultimate food map of France

Where do we start? Why not out west?<p><b>Crêpes and cidre in Brittany</b><p>Brittany is home to some iconic cuisine, not least Breton crêpes. Eat them savoury …

France

I feared for my life, says Kenyan election commissioner who fled to New York

Europe

ECB to gently trim asset buys in delicate messaging act: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will say on Oct. 26 it will start trimming its monthly asset purchases to 40 billion euros from 60 billion euros in January, according to a Reuters poll of economists.<p>They were mostly split on whether the program would last six or nine more months …

Economy

[Opinion] Commission employs double standards in Spain

The commission refuses to interfere in this arguably domestic dispute, claiming a lack of a formal basis, and it stresses the need to fully respect …

Europe

Playboy model seeks to dislodge (or maybe help) Putin

MOSCOW — Ksenia Sobchak, a former pin-up and socialite with ties to Vladimir Putin, announced on Wednesday that she will run for the Russian …

Russia

Acquisition of MTG’s business in Baltics completed; new company to be named All Media Baltics

RIGA – Today the process of Swedish media concern Modern Times Group (MTG) selling its Baltic business to international assets manager Providence …

Europe

Café Crème de la crème

<b>On July 1, 1911, the 'Grand Café Odeon' opened its doors for the first time – and revolutionised the way Zurich’s art and political socialites drank</b> …

Switzerland

[Ticker] Spanish government to decide Saturday on Catalonia measures

Tusk: EU migrant quotas have 'no future'<p>Today, 09:29<p>EU Council chief said obligatory migrant quotas unlikely to be renewed, but warned of …

Europe

This is what the Brexit cliff edge looks like

The smart money is on the U.K. and EU coming up with some kind of deal on how to handle Britain’s exit from the bloc. But with talks deadlocked — …

Brexit