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Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonah Fisher talks to a commander of the Ukrainian Navy about the tensions in the Azov Sea Russia has fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Two gunboats and a tug were […]

EU tariffs cutting off small US distillers' bourbon sales in Europe

EU tariffs cutting off small US distillers' bourbon sales in Europe

Bloomberg News/CHRIS RATCLIFFE A waiter pours bourbon at a Bar and Block restaurant earlier this year in London . Small U.S. bourbon producers are finding that European drinkers love their products. It’s those tariffs that don’t go down so smoothly. After the European Union’s June implementation of a 25 percent tariff on bourbon, the popular […]

Stranded in Bosnia, refugees desperate to reach Western Europe

Although crossing the Drina River between Serbia and Bosnia has become more dangerous in the cold temperatures of the winter months, Bosnia is experiencing a large influx of Iranian refugees attempting the crossing. The refugees are willing to undertake the sometimes deadly crossing because they hope Bosnia will be one step closer to the European […]

European stocks eke out small gains to end week, despite weak oil, Brexit-deal doubts

European stocks eke out small gains to end week, despite weak oil, Brexit-deal doubts

European markets managed to eke out a small gain and finish in positive territory on Friday, as sharply weaker oil prices weighed on many stock benchmarks. That included those in the U.S., which ended a shortened session in the red. How are the markets performing? The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

4. Hillary Clinton: Europe "needs to get a handle on migration"

4. Hillary Clinton: Europe "needs to get a handle on migration"

Hillary Clinton told the Guardian that Europe “needs to get a handle on migration,” and that leaders must send a message that “we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.” Why it matters: Europe’s refugee situation is a topic that President Trump has talked about frequently, pointing to it […]

Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.7 percent to 21,646.55 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.2 percent to 26,019.41. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.3 percent to 2,069.95. The Shanghai Composite shed 0.2 percent to 2,645.43. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9 percent to 5,691.30. Shares fell in Taiwan and Thailand but rose […]

TwitchCon Expands to Europe in 2019

TwitchCon Expands to Europe in 2019

TwitchCon is headed to Europe next year, doubling the number of Twitch-focused conventions the streaming company puts on in 2019. TwitchCon Europe will run from April 13 to 14 at Berlin’s CityCube. The location was selected, Twitch said, because of it’s centralized location and Germany’s status as “one of the top performing countries in terms […]

SiriusXM's Acquisition of Pandora Approved in Europe, Where Neither Service Is Available

SiriusXM's Acquisition of Pandora Approved in Europe, Where Neither Service Is Available

SiriusXM’s announcement in September that it agreed to acquire Pandora in a deal worth some $3.5 billion in stock was big news for the digital audio world, with the conglomerate creating an industry-leading company with more than $7 billion in expected revenue. Indeed, the combined company has a big footprint in the digital audio space, […]

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

Europe is the goal. But many African migrants’ journeys stop short in Libyan detention camps, rife with abuse and even enslavement. Nearly 56,000 asylum seekers have registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Libya. Today, through a fledgling program called the Emergency Transit Mechanism, the UNHCR has airlifted some 1,850 out of the […]

European markets higher amid Brexit turmoil; Renault shares slip 5%

European markets higher amid Brexit turmoil; Renault shares slip 5%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.6 percent shortly after the opening bell, with all sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Europe’s basic resources sector led the sectoral gains Monday morning, up around 1 percent amid conflicting signals over global trade tensions. President Donald Trump said Friday that Washington could be prepared to […]