Europe’s migration policies are similar to Trump’s

Europe’s migration policies are similar to Trump’s

“We do not share the same model of civilization,” said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in June. “Has ever a US president displayed such a total lack of empathy, such a deficit of common human decency?” thundered Britain’s Observer newspaper in an editorial. But to the US President, it’s Europe that’s got it all wrong. […]

Why Europe Could Melt Down Over a Simple Question of Borders

Why Europe Could Melt Down Over a Simple Question of Borders

Populist supporters would often bring up refugees as a focal point and physical manifestation of larger, more abstract fears. They would often say, as one woman told me outside a rally for the Alternative for Germany, a rising populist party, that they feared their national identity was being erased. “Germany needs a positive relationship with […]

Novichok, Poland, Trade War: Your Friday Briefing

Novichok, Poland, Trade War: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Experts theorize on the latest Novichok poisoning, Polish judges rebel and the trade war begins. Here’s the latest: • Scott Pruitt, above, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after months of allegations of legal and ethical violations as well as […]

European markets close higher ahead of U.S.-China tariff deadline

European markets close higher ahead of U.S.-China tariff deadline

Autos stocks led the gains, up 3.3 percent amid news German carmakers were now prepared to support an elimination of EU tariffs on cars imported from the U.S. The U.S. ambassador to Germany reportedly told German car executives that President Donald Trump would suspend threats of charges on autos imported from the EU if the […]

European markets mixed as trade war concerns weigh on tech; Danske Bank slips 3%

European markets mixed as trade war concerns weigh on tech; Danske Bank slips 3%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was little changed from the previous session during mid-morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Technology stocks led the losses, down around 1 percent, after a slide in U.S. chip makers overnight. U.S. peer Micron was banned from selling chips in China late Tuesday, as heightened fears […]

Migrants anxious to start anew in Europe after Libya ‘hell’

Migrants anxious to start anew in Europe after Libya ‘hell’

ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Izzeddin al-Ghalban’s first attempt to reach Europe ended when the boat engine died. The Libyan coast guard thwarted his second. After a third try, the 23-year-old rested on the deck of a Spanish aid group’s rescue ship as it headed toward Barcelona, grateful that he finally […]

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Upper Hunter Schools Europe Trip 2018

Upper Hunter Schools Europe Trip 2018

For many students this provided a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to visit the Vatican City, the birth place of St Catherine of Siena (patron saint of St Catherine’s) and Assisi. Students also visited major churches such as the bombed ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which remains as the symbolic centre of West […]