Europe

European officials visiting Caribbean islands hit by Irma

POINT-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AP) — France’s president, Britain’s foreign secretary and the Dutch king are visiting Caribbean territories hammered by Hurricane Irma, where residents have accused European governments of insufficient preparation or slow response to the storm’s devastation. French President Emmanuel Macron’s plane brought water, food and tons of medicines and emergency equipment. His first stop was Guadeloupe, an overseas department ...

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Afghan Refugees Rise Up Across Europe

Against the threat of deportation, refugees from Athens to Vienna are standing up for their rights. In early August, hundreds of Afghan unaccompanied minors in Stockholm held a sit-in outside the parliament building, demanding an end to deportations. “In Afghanistan, the Taliban or Daesh kill me once, but here in Greece I am being killed every day.” –An Afghan refugee ...

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Europe’s nations need to sign up to a SINGLE foreign policy, blasts Merkel | World | News

In an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Angela Merkel said EU member countries must find a common stance towards China and Russia. The German chancellor, who is standing for re-election later this month, said: “The world has to see that member states won’t deviate from a European consensus on these issues.” She said she hoped a solution ...

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Europe needs coherent foreign policy – POLITICO

Angela Merkel delivers her speech in Delbrueck | Friso Gentsch/AFP via Getty Images German chancellor calls for a common EU stance on China and Russia as well as more solidarity on migration. By Esther King 9/10/17, 8:06 PM CET The biggest challenge facing the European Union in the coming years will be to forge a coherent foreign policy, German Chancellor ...

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Youngstown news, How to avoid blood clots on flight to Europe

Published: Sun, September 10, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m. Q. My wife and I will be flying to Europe in a couple of weeks. We’re concerned about the possibility of developing blood clots in our legs. Air passengers are hardly allowed to walk around during the flight anymore. Even standing for more than a few minutes is discouraged. Seats recline only ...

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Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square

Image copyright Reuters Thousands of protesters in favour of the UK staying in the European Union have marched in Westminster. The People’s March for Europe took a route through central London before a rally in Parliament Square. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said there were a growing number of people worried about Brexit’s impact. The march comes ahead of ...

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Football transfer window the talk of Europe | Sports

The European football transfer window may now be closed but there was talk of little else this week as the likes of top coaches Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel made calls for sweeping changes. The subject is at the centre of attention not only because of the soaring inflation that marked the latest round of ...

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US Token Force for Eastern Europe ‘as Useless in Combat as Regiment of Cavalry’

A leaked report on the state of the US Army’s European Rapid Reaction Force has found that the force is undermanned, under-equipped and unprepared to fight Russia in the event of war. Speaking to Sputnik, political commentator Marko Gasic explained that the Pentagon is focused more on psy-ops and air power than on traditional conventional forces. Last week, Politico reported ...

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Saanich mayor attacks planned sewage tour of Europe

Mayor Richard Atwell says taxpayers should not have to pay for a planned tour of European sewage and biosolid processing plants. “It is a cash cow project benefiting the airline and hotel industries,” said Atwell. Atwell made these comments after the Integrated Resource Management Advisory Committee (IRMAC) approved the trip by a vote of 6-5. Coun. Vicki Sanders, who represented ...

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