MLSers feature on Friday and Saturday across Europe, South America, Africa

MLSers feature on Friday and Saturday across Europe, South America, Africa

The international break is rolling along, and plenty more MLSers have featured for their national teams over the last 24 hours. Along with an MLS-heavy United States squad’s friendly loss to Brazil, the highest-profile game on Friday evening saw two Western Conference rivals go up against each other when Mexico faced South American heavyweights Uruguay […]

As Sweden flirts with the far right, Europe holds its breath

As Sweden flirts with the far right, Europe holds its breath

The quaint houses that line spotless streets and the humble boats moored in the marina are the embodiment of “lagom,” the Swedish concept of not too much, not too little, but just right. But while this seaside town, with a population of just 9,000, may seem idyllic, it is also a stronghold of the Sweden […]

My Europe: Eastern promise and Western pretension | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

My Europe: Eastern promise and Western pretension | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Anyone in Saxony who currently sees, hears or reads (western) German media reports about their homeland will probably feel like we do in Hungary when German media write about our country: One learns more about the author’s mental state than about the country. The term “East German” has become similarly pejorative like that of “Eastern […]

People in Liguria live longer than any other region in Europe

People in Liguria live longer than any other region in Europe

People in Ventimiglia, Liguria, Europe’s longest-living region. Photo: Stephane Danna/AFP The northern Italian region of Liguria is the longest-living in the European Union, according to the latest figures from Italy’s national statistics office. More than three of every 100,000 Liguria residents live to at least 105, Istat reports in its annual snapshot of the […]

Europe’s volatile flank finds itself focus of global attention – Europe

Europe’s volatile flank finds itself focus of global attention – Europe

If history is anything to go by, Europe’s most volatile region is headed into another precarious period, and the repercussions could again be felt around the world. Serbia and Kosovo are seeking to mend ties after years of failed efforts and animosity stemming from the Yugoslav wars and their ultimate split a decade […]

British Conservatives Should Stand Up for Democracy in Europe

British Conservatives Should Stand Up for Democracy in Europe

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters It can’t be easy being a British Conservative member of the European Parliament. Their party called the referendum that led to the Brexit vote, and is now in charge of […]

August in Europe ‘was the warmest on record’

August in Europe ‘was the warmest on record’

Europe had its warmest August on record — the third month this year that has seen unprecedented temperatures. That’s according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, who compare data against average temperatures from 1981-2010. It said the mercury was higher than normal last month in Portugal, Germany, western Spain, central France and parts of Poland. […]

Italy: The Tipping Point For Europe?

Italy: The Tipping Point For Europe?

Recent focus has centered on Turkey…and it’s difficulties with the Lira…and Argentina…and its difficulties with the Peso…but, in all the attention that emerging markets have received over the past month or two, we must not forget what is going on in Italy. The biggest “populist” experiment in the world is going on in Italy as […]

10 of Europe’s coolest neighbourhoods

10 of Europe’s coolest neighbourhoods

Take a back seat Montmartre, Kreuzberg and Dalston, because it’s time for a new generation of hip ’hoods to take centre stage. Here are 10 of the continent’s coolest neighbourhoods to put on your holiday hit-list. Eilandje, Antwerp, Belgium The coolest US neighbourhoods according to TripAdvisor Locals trace this once-gritty district’s reinvention back to the 2011 […]