Europe

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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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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