Europe

Romania must avoid association with Europe’s ‘bad boys’

The second world war did not truly come to an end in Romania until the anticommunist revolution of 1989. Such is the contention of Dennis Deletant, one of the world’s leading scholars of modern Romania, in Hitler’s Forgotten Ally, his 2006 book on Ion Antonescu, Romania’s military dictator in the early 1940s. The nation’s disastrous wartime alliance with Nazi Germany ...

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Lib Dem delegates profess undying love for Europe

And they accuse the Tories of ‘banging on about Europe’! Down here at the Lib Dems’ conference in Bournemouth, they were speaking about little else yesterday. Anti-Brexit drone-drone-drone. Conference-goers wore knitted EU berets (less stylish than Sir Ming Campbell’s Panama hat) and baggy EU sweatshirts. A knot of blue flag-waving desperadoes gathered on a cliff overlooking the sea. Good grief, ...

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Democracy at risk in Eastern Europe

Helena Bachmann, Special for USA TODAY Published 6:30 a.m. ET Sept. 17, 2017 Andrzej Leszczynski at a rally in Gdansk to protest government’s measures to curtail free press. His mask reads “Free Media.”(Photo: Courtesy of A. Leszczynski) GDANSK, Poland — Thirty-seven years ago Sunday, this port city on the Baltic Sea launched the Solidarity movement, a rebellion by shipyard workers that ushered ...

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Europe suggests Trump won’t back out of Paris climate accord, but White House quickly denies it

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. The White House immediately disavowed on Saturday a Wall Street Journal report suggesting the Trump administration is reversing its stated intention of abandoning the ...

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Cape Cod tourists no longer have to ‘go to Europe’ to get abundant local fish

Every summer, tourists flock to Chatham Pier on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to watch commercial fishermen unload their catch. And for hundreds of years, it was cod that fishermen hauled into Chatham’s storied harbor — and cod that gave this coastal region its name. Today, however, it’s dogfish and skate the fishermen are hauling, as warming waters, prior bad management, and a ...

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UEFA Europe League Wrap 14 September 2017 – News

Posted: 14 September 2017 Time: 21:07 Everton got their Europa League campaign off to a poor start, while Arsenal came from behind to secure three points. Atalanta 3-0 Everton Everton began their Europa League campaign with defeat, as they went down 3-0 to Atalanta at the MAPEI Stadium. The hosts broke the deadlock after 14 minutes ...

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Evening Briefing Europe: BOE, North Korea, Assad, £10, Chateaux

Here are today’s top stories for Europe. Bloomberg News September 14, 2017, 11:32 AM EDT The Bank of England ramped up its hawkish rhetoric, warning that an interest-rate hike could happen within months if the British economy performs as officials expect. The central bank’s monetary policy committee voted 7-2 to hold its benchmark rate at 0.25 percent—a decision predicted by all ...

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Juncker Wants a U.S. of Europe. Does Anyone Else?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is a man of compromise, often to the detriment of the vision he espouses. But in his State of the European Union speech on Wednesday, he delivered an uncompromising call for a tighter, federalist EU which goes against the intentions of the bloc’s two most powerful national leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President ...

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