Merkel says EU-Mexico trade deal is good for Mexico, Europe and Germany

Merkel says EU-Mexico trade deal is good for Mexico, Europe and Germany

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday stressed the importance of free trade and welcomed an agreement between the European Union and Mexico on a new trade pact just days before she heads to Washington for talks with President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the opening ceremony […]

Macron May Be Europe's Best Chance to Avert Trump's Trade Threat

Macron May Be Europe's Best Chance to Avert Trump's Trade Threat

France’s Emmanuel Macron lands in Washington Monday with a mission to take the edge off Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy, for Europe at least. As Macron arrives for the first state visit of Trump’s presidency, the U.S. leader is threatening to upend the global trading system with tariffs on China, maybe Europe too, and […]

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Image copyright Reuters Image caption DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died on Friday, his representative announced Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. His […]

Why Mr Kennedy is in Europe – archive, June 1963

Why Mr Kennedy is in Europe – archive, June 1963

President Kennedy could scarcely have chosen a worse moment for his European trip. The White House makes few bones about that. Nevertheless Mr Kennedy has never wavered from his decision to go. To cancel it at the last moment would only have created further embarrassment abroad. He has not been deterred by the civil rights […]

London has warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome consumes Europe

London has warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome consumes Europe

American (GFS) model simulation of intense area of high pressure at high altitudes, known as heat dome, parked over Germany on Thursday. (PivotalWeather.com) While abnormally cold weather continues to grip the eastern United States, a full-fledged dose of summer weather has overtaken much of Europe. An enormous heat dome, parked over Germany, has covered a […]

Macron Wants to Save Europe. He'll Need to Save France First

Macron Wants to Save Europe. He'll Need to Save France First

Emmanuel Macron announced his arrival on the world stage last May by grabbing hold of Donald Trump and not letting go. France’s youngest-ever president had been in office for 11 days when they met at a NATO summit in Brussels. Trump is known for trying to dominate fellow politicians with an aggressive grip, but Macron […]

Europe stocks post mild gains amid earnings; commodities on the rise

Europe stocks post mild gains amid earnings; commodities on the rise

Vopak surged after the Dutch oil and chemical storage firm said it was well-placed to significantly improve its core earnings in 2019. The company said this upwardly revised forecast was largely due to its expansion program. Its shares jumped 6.5 percent. Elsewhere, shares of energy firm Total rose over 1 percent, after it agreed to […]

Europe is dealing with Facebook in a way the US hasn't »

Europe is dealing with Facebook in a way the US hasn't »

Facebook’s efforts to save face over its data policy may be less about responding to outrage and more because it has been forced to by European lawmakers who tackled the digital economy when the U.S. wouldn’t. Critics have called on Facebook for more transparency — and additional regulation from Congress — since the […]

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