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Bid to save koalas with 'back-up' Europe clan

Bid to save koalas with 'back-up' Europe clan

Five southern koalas have been flown half way round the world as part of plans to create a back-up population of the species away from their native Australia. Although not an endangered species, they are considered to be vulnerable, and scientists will be studying them in their new home in the UK to see how […]

Europe slumps as Wall Street sell-off grips global markets; WH Smith down 7%

Europe slumps as Wall Street sell-off grips global markets; WH Smith down 7%

The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index was down by 1.3 percent in early deals. The benchmark hit its lowest level in more than 20 months. There was a sea of red across all sectors, with financial services and technology stocks leading the losses. Around the world, equity markets have tumbled on the back of rising […]

Police raid football clubs across Europe

Police raid football clubs across Europe

Year-long probe into football shows ‘possible influencing of games’ over the last season Brussels: A massive corruption scandal engulfed Belgian football on Wednesday when authorities carried out 57 police raids in the country and around Europe in a probe into financial fraud and match-fixing. The federal prosecutor’s office said 44 raids were being held in […]

Council of Europe Postpones Vote on Russia Return

Council of Europe Postpones Vote on Russia Return

STRASBOURG, FRANCE —  Council of Europe delegates voted Tuesday to delay action on a proposed rule change which could restore Russia’s voting rights, stripped in 2014 after Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. During a plenary session of the rights body’s parliamentary assembly, delegates sent the proposal back for further committee study by a vote […]

Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe is forecast to hit global growth this year and reverberate through 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest health check on the global economy. The escalation of the US president’s protectionist policies, which has resulted in the world’s largest economy doubling import duties on […]

Fast Europe Open: Germany industrial output, eurozone Sentix index

Fast Europe Open: Germany industrial output, eurozone Sentix index

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe in an interview with the Financial Times, as he urged compromise to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at his official residence in Tokyo, Mr Abe said the UK would lose its role as a gateway to Europe […]

Europe's most successful tech startup launched 10 years ago

Europe's most successful tech startup launched 10 years ago

Europe’s most successful recent tech startup officially launched on Oct. 7, 2008: That’s when Spotify, following two years of development, opened up for business in its native Sweden and a handful of EU countries. Now it’s the world’s largest streaming-music subscription service, operating in 65 countries, with more than 80 million premium subscribers. The enterprise founded by Martin […]

Romanian Referendum Seeks To Broaden Same-Sex Marriage Restrictions In Eastern Europe

Romanian Referendum Seeks To Broaden Same-Sex Marriage Restrictions In Eastern Europe

A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in a referendum to change the constitutional definition of “family”, on October 6, 2018. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in […]

Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend

Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend

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Brett Kavanaugh, Russia, France: Your Friday Briefing

Brett Kavanaugh, Russia, France: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. U.S. Senate Republicans align, the West goes after Russia and handicappers speculate about the Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s the latest: • Kavanaugh confirmation appears near. Deeply divided over the results of an F.B.I. investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the […]