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 […]

Europe's New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

Europe's New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt “upload filters” similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types […]

North American Remitly To Expand Across Europe After Announcing Partnership With Stripe

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Remitly, the independent digital remittance company in North America, have announced an expansion to 11 send countries across Europe and will now give millions of customers access to a convenient remittance experience. Karim Meghji, Chief Product Officer at Remitly, said: “In one year we’ve expanded from three send countries to now serving […]

Europe Leads the World in Boozing, Tobacco Use … And Living Long

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Migrants stranded in Niger tell of struggles to reach Europe

Migrants stranded in Niger tell of struggles to reach Europe

At the Agadez checkpoint in central Niger every week, convoys travel back and forth through the Sahara desert. It’s a thousand kilometer drive, and a five day long ride. The exhausted passengers, are Nigerien workers, fleeing the upsurge of violence in Libya, but also migrants from other western African countries, who have come to seek […]

The razor wire that separates Europe from Africa might be coming down

The razor wire that separates Europe from Africa might be coming down

`A fence separates Africa from Europe. It’s 20 feet tall and encircles the two small Spanish enclaves wedged between Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea. The fence is tripled layered and topped with razor wire. Soon, the razor wire might come down. The Spanish government is considering replacing it with other measures that “are less bloody […]