UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account. Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for journalistic freedoms, said the UK ranked 40th […]

Europe Faces an East-South Conflict Over Cash

Europe Faces an East-South Conflict Over Cash

Eastern Europe has been on the receiving end of European Union largesse ever since it joined the bloc. But eastern members likely have a big fight on their hands as the bloc’s establishment attempts to link further aid to compliance with its vision of European values. There are many fault lines in Europe, but when it […]

Why are Real Madrid accused of 'robbery' in Europe?

Why are Real Madrid accused of 'robbery' in Europe?

After advancing to the semi-finals in controversial circumstances, conspiracy talk surrounding Los Blancos has surfaced again. And it goes way back… Perhaps it comes with the territory. The most successful sides are always accused of benefitting from favours and, in Europe, there is no more successful side than Real Madrid. Los Blancos have won the European […]

European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift

European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift

European stocks pulled lower Monday, as investors juggled a new pile of corporate earnings, including from Swiss lender UBS Group AG, alongside fresh monthly readings on European services and manufacturing activity that showed signs of weakness. The moves come ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting. How indexes are moving The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

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 […]

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