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Why are so many Iranian minors seeking asylum in Europe? – Al Jazeera English

Why are so many Iranian minors seeking asylum in Europe? – Al Jazeera English

The reports on the dramatic rise in the number of Iranians seeking asylum in Europe, especially unaccompanied children, are profoundly unsettling. Prominent human rights lawyer Shadi Sadr recently drew attention to this phenomenon through a Twitter thread in which she highlighted the rise in the number of Iranian asylum seekers between 2013 and 2018.  “Interestingly, last […]

European markets rally on US-China trade relief; Telecom Italia shares dive 8% – CNBC

European markets rally on US-China trade relief; Telecom Italia shares dive 8% – CNBC

Europe’s banking index was also in positive territory Friday morning, following a flurry of rating upgrades. Both Commerzbank and Banco Sabadell were given “buy” stock recommendations shortly after the opening bell, pushing their shares up over 3 percent. Meanwhile, Telecom Italia dropped to the bottom of the European benchmark, after the company said it expects […]

VW might take deposits for the I.D. electric hatch in Europe – CNET

VW might take deposits for the I.D. electric hatch in Europe – CNET

The first of VW’s I.D. electric cars in Europe will be the Golf-ish-sized hatchback, and there have been more than a few comparisons to Tesla there. Now, VW looks to implement a preorder deposit system that also seems a little familiar. Volkswagen might allow interested parties to place a deposit for the upcoming I.D. hatchback, […]

The polar vortex has split, sending frigid air howling into the U.S. and Europe – Axios

The polar vortex has split, sending frigid air howling into the U.S. and Europe – Axios

The big picture: The switch to a cold, snowy pattern from the Midwest to the East Coast has its roots in an event that took place in December and early January at about 100,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. Temperatures in the stratosphere suddenly spiked, in what’s known as a “sudden stratospheric warming” event. This […]

Europe battles worst snowfall in decades – BBC News

Europe battles worst snowfall in decades – BBC News

Heavy snowfall has caused travel disruption and resulted in at least two dozen deaths in the past few weeks. This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Android. Source link

European markets rise on China’s economic pledge – MarketWatch

European markets rise on China’s economic pledge – MarketWatch

European markets were mostly in the green on Tuesday, after Chinese government officials outlined plans to boost the country’s sluggish economy. In the U.K., politicians are preparing to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s contentious agreement for leaving the European Union in March. How are the markets trading? Most of Europe’s major indexes were up […]

European banks falling behind US on tech innovation, Finastra CEO says – CNBC

European banks falling behind US on tech innovation, Finastra CEO says – CNBC

European banks are lagging behind the U.S. when it comes to embracing technology, according the CEO of leading fintech (financial technology) firm Finastra. The firm works with 45 of the world’s top 50 banks and has revenues in excess of $2 billion. Chief Executive Simon Paris told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Monday that U.S. […]

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe – Phys.Org

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe – Phys.Org

US boycott calls against Huawei cast a long shadow, but Europe is not united in its response Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the […]

How snow can leave Irish politicians and holidaymakers to Europe skating on thin ice – The Times

How snow can leave Irish politicians and holidaymakers to Europe skating on thin ice – The Times

January 13 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Gabriella Monaghan Booking a sun holiday in southern Europe to escape the dismal days of January is a tempting option. But Mother Nature often has other plans. Some of Ireland’s worst snowstorms have struck in early January, including in 1917, 1947 and 1963. And woe betide a political leader […]

Snow brings parts of Europe to a standstill – Radio New Zealand

Snow brings parts of Europe to a standstill – Radio New Zealand

Heavy snowfalls have claimed several lives and brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. Rail services have been affected across Europe, including Berchtesgaden, in southern Germany. Photo: AFP The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a […]

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