European Leaders Announce a Deal on Migration, but Details Are Sketchy

European Leaders Announce a Deal on Migration, but Details Are Sketchy

But given the tough stance on migration being taken by countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary, Mr. Tusk suggested, Europe needed to act. “Some may think I am too tough in my proposals on migration, but trust me,” he said. “If we don’t agree on them then you will see some really tough proposals from […]

Analysis: How Gulf states can get Europe to abandon Iran

Analysis: How Gulf states can get Europe to abandon Iran

Iranian women gather during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to walk out of a 2015 nuclear deal, in Tehran, Iran, May 11, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/TASNIM NEWS AGENCY) The protests sweeping across Iran are a clear sign the country’s economy and its Islamic revolutionary system are ready to buckle. The […]

Europe's divisions over migration likely to be exposed as leaders meet

Europe's divisions over migration likely to be exposed as leaders meet

ANDREAS SOLARO | AFP | Getty Images Migrants and refugees are transferred from the Topaz Responder ship run by Maltese NGO ‘Moas’ and the Italian Red Cross to the Spanish war ship Navarra, after being rescued off the coast of Libya on November 5, 2016. How Europe should prevent migrants attempting the dangerous sea passage […]

Harley-Davidson, Turkey, Heathrow: Your Tuesday Briefing

Harley-Davidson, Turkey, Heathrow: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Consequences for American tariffs, a new era in Turkey and a controversial vote in Britain. Here’s the latest: • The trade war hits the U.S. Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer, says it plans to move some production overseas to avoid tariffs imposed by […]

Europe to Launch Joint Military Intervention Force Because It Can't Count on NATO

Europe to Launch Joint Military Intervention Force Because It Can't Count on NATO

At least nine members of the European Union have agreed to launch a joint military intervention force in Europe.   The effort, known as the European Intervention Initiative, is led by French President Emmanuel Macron and supported by Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal. The intervention force will operate outside of the general structures of […]

The nuclear bunker in 'Europe's North Korea'

The nuclear bunker in 'Europe's North Korea'

From the road, it was hidden. A long tunnel, carved through the hillside in front, was the only way inside. This was not somewhere you could idly wander – it was the entrance to a military base. The tunnel, nearly twice the length of a football field, is cooler than the air outside. Here and […]

Eurostat: Finland 8th most expensive country in Europe

Consumer goods and services in Finland are the eighth most expensive in Europe, according to figures published by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat. Image: Hanna Othman / Yle Last year, Finland was the eighth most expensive country in Europe, according to a Eurostat study published by Statistics Finland this week. Price levels varied significantly […]

Car Tariffs? Europe Is Ready to Retaliate as Trade Dispute Grows

Car Tariffs? Europe Is Ready to Retaliate as Trade Dispute Grows

The European Union says it will continue a tit-for-tat escalation in its trade dispute with the U.S. while countering President Donald Trump’s assertion that the U.S. is being treated unfairly by the 28-nation bloc. Jyrki Katainen, the EU commissioner in charge of jobs and growth, told the French newspaper Le Monde in a story posted […]

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