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Reuters Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Reuters Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

For the third year running KU Leuven tops Reuters ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. A Dutch-speaking school based in Belgium’s Flanders region KU Leuven was founded in 1425 by Pope […]

Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe. The new institute would be set up for similar reasons as Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, which was created after the second […]

Europe trade deal must be fair for farmers and 'show what we stand for', Malcolm Turnbull says

Europe trade deal must be fair for farmers and 'show what we stand for', Malcolm Turnbull says

Updated April 23, 2018 09:37:06 A free trade deal with Europe would be a “special opportunity” to send a message to the world, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Amid concerns about protectionism in the United States under Donald Trump and populism in parts of Europe, the Mr Turnbull will use a major speech in […]

Shakespeare's sceptr'd isle has always been a part of Europe

Shakespeare's sceptr'd isle has always been a part of Europe

We know that the Brexiters want to recapture a lost Britain; and few Britons can rival William Shakespeare in the patriotism stakes. It intrigued me, therefore, to hear the following from a Shakespearean scholar who recently delivered a Bardic talk in – where else? – Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon is as near to Middle England as any […]

The best alternative summer festivals in the UK and Europe

The best alternative summer festivals in the UK and Europe

Getty / Andrew Benge With so many festivals to choose from, it’s hard to pick out the gems – so why not broaden your horizons with WIRED’s guide to 2018’s best summer festivals? From post-truth thikning to picturesque Norwegian blues and environmentally-friendly cabaret, this selection will take you far beyond the novelty wellies, muddy fields […]

Europe fears Russia sanctions will hurt manufacturing output

Europe fears Russia sanctions will hurt manufacturing output

Neil Hume in London, Guy Chazan in Berlin and Harriet Agnew in Paris April 20, 2018 Print this page A Europe-wide diplomatic push is under way to persuade the Trump administration to ease US sanctions targeting Russia, as fears mount that the restrictions are so severe they risk hitting manufacturing activity across the continent. Paris, […]

Snyder leads 8-day trade mission in Europe

Snyder leads 8-day trade mission in Europe

Gov. Rick Snyder is in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for the first part of an eight-day trade mission in Europe focused on spurring investment in manufacturing, mobility and tourism. The governor will attend a large technology trade fair in Germany and meet with dozens of business owners and government leaders in Austria, the United Kingdom […]

Macron, at the Barricades, Warns of Rising Nationalism in Europe

Macron, at the Barricades, Warns of Rising Nationalism in Europe

Not long ago, the things Emmanuel Macron said this week would not have needed saying. Yet, addressing the European Parliament, the French president — barely 40 and not yet a year in office — sounded almost like a biblical prophet, warning of the rising fascination with antidemocratic and “illiberal” ideas, “the deadly tendency which might […]

Europe stocks mixed amid earnings; Polymetal rallies 11%

Europe stocks mixed amid earnings; Polymetal rallies 11%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered close to the flatline during mid-morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Basic resources stocks led the gains on Wednesday, up 1.8 percent during mid-morning deals. Polymetal International soared to the top of the sector and the European benchmark after reporting a 19 percent rise in […]

Merkel Commits to a Bold New Europe, Just Not in the Euro Area

Merkel Commits to a Bold New Europe, Just Not in the Euro Area

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to reach common ground with French President Emmanuel Macron on a wide slate of European Union reforms, sidestepping a spat in her coalition over strengthening the euro area to focus on other policy areas. “The reforms that Europe needs go well beyond the issues of the economic and currency union,” […]

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