'Show must go on:' Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises

'Show must go on:' Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album “Songs in the Key of A” — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the Dutch capital. […]

Poland's PM wants US to play key role in Eastern Europe

Poland's PM wants US to play key role in Eastern Europe

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, center, stands next to Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, as James Logan Jones, right, Interim Chairman of the Atlantic Council of the United States walks by, at the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed Washington’s support for a business […]

Is Russia blackmailing the Council of Europe?

Is Russia blackmailing the Council of Europe?

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been willing to go to extraordinary lengths to undermine the Western sanctions targeting its economy, from interfering in an American presidential election to boosting the Italian far right on Twitter. When it comes to the sanctions imposed by the Council of Europe (CoE), though, Russia seems to have hit upon a […]

Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in

Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in

Typhoon Mangkhut batters China as Philippines death toll rises Read more Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in Read more London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit vote Read more Kenya’s Kipchoge breaks marathon world record Read more ‘No pee in Paris’: The city’s latest public urination campaign goes viral […]

UN Official to Europe: Find Consensus on Migrants

UN Official to Europe: Find Consensus on Migrants

ROME —  The top U.N. refugee official says Europe has to agree on how to deal with migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. After two days of talks with government officials in Italy, Filippo Grandi, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, said Friday that European countries have to unite on addressing migrants arriving in Europe. […]

Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans' and refugees should ultimately go back home

Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans' and refugees should ultimately go back home

The Dalai Lama said this week that “Europe belongs to the Europeans” and that refugees should eventually return to their native countries to rebuild them. The Tibetan spiritual leader made the comment during a conference in Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city, known for its large immigrant population, Agence France-Presse reported. “I think Europe belongs to the Europeans. […]

European Leaders Will Create A 'Special Purpose' Financial Company to Avoid Donald Trump's Iran Sanctions

European Leaders Will Create A 'Special Purpose' Financial Company to Avoid Donald Trump's Iran Sanctions

Leaders from France, the U.K. and Germany, with the support of the European Union, are planning to set up a “special purpose” financial company in a bid to avoid U.S. sanctions against Iran. European officials confirmed the effort to thwart President Donald Trump’s financial targeting of the Iranian economy on Friday, German news site Spiegel […]

European markets higher amid US-Sino trade talk plans; Investec shares surge 12%

European markets higher amid US-Sino trade talk plans; Investec shares surge 12%

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, amid expectations the U.S. and China could soon launch a fresh round of trade talks. The news of another potential meeting between Washington and Beijing comes amid an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. On Friday, Chinese officials welcomed a U.S. invitation for […]

As Europe and Asia draw closer together, will the US become irrelevant or can it find a role as dealmaker?

As Europe and Asia draw closer together, will the US become irrelevant or can it find a role as dealmaker?

A new supercontinent is emerging: Eurasia, the combination of the two continents of Europe and Asia, stretching from Lisbon to Shanghai or Jakarta. The ties binding it are partly about infrastructure, with new land and sea connections multiplying all the time. They are also about ideology, with the clear lines of separation drawn during the […]

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