Arkady Babchenko: Ukraine faked murder of journalist

Arkady Babchenko: Ukraine faked murder of journalist

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArkady Babchenko, “murdered” in Ukraine, walks into a press conference about his reported killing Ukraine staged the murder of a Russian dissident journalist in Kiev on Tuesday in what it said was a sting operation to foil a Russian assassination plot. Arkady Babchenko sent shock waves around […]

Uber's European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber's European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation to the $1 billion mark. Daimler, the German automotive giant which owns Mercedes-Benz among other things, led the round. The investment […]

Europe Must Brace for US Curbs on EU Metals, Malmstrom Says

Europe Must Brace for US Curbs on EU Metals, Malmstrom Says

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gave her clearest signal yet that the EU will come up short in its bid for a permanent, unconditional waiver from U.S. metal tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed on national-security grounds. Speaking just days before a temporary waiver for the EU from the duties expires, Malmstrom said the […]

Europe's losing streak

Europe's losing streak

Here are a few words you keep hearing about Europe today: Drift. Relapse. Malaise. Trouble. If news cycles now move in eye blinks, political epochs come in quicker too. The current era — of Europe in trouble once again — is at once jarring and familiar. * * * Only two years ago, of course, Brussels […]

Italian stocks weigh down Europe as political worries fester

Italian stocks weigh down Europe as political worries fester

Italian stocks turned sharply lower on Monday, acting as a deadweight on other European markets as investors looked at the increasing possibility of new elections for Italy, while political uncertainty also swirled around Spain. But investors may see thinner volumes than normal as London markets closed for a bank holiday and U.S. markets will shut […]

Italy in chaos as effort to form Western Europe's first populist government collapses

Italy in chaos as effort to form Western Europe's first populist government collapses

ROME — Italy fell into political chaos Sunday after the presidential veto of a euroskeptical finance minister caused the apparent collapse of an attempt to form Western Europe’s first fully populist government.  Italians had entered the weekend thinking such a government might be just days away from taking power. What they have received instead is […]

Now, Europe and US lurch closer towards trade war

Now, Europe and US lurch closer towards trade war

PARIS: With Italy in political turmoil, oil prices on the rise and North Korea tensions back on the burner, the last thing the global economy needs is a big lurch towards a trade war further clouding the outlook. But that is exactly what the Trump administration faces if it does not extend temporary exemptions on […]

What to see in Europe in one month: Things to do on a 30-day tour

What to see in Europe in one month: Things to do on a 30-day tour

UTE JUNKER Last updated 05:00, May 27 2018 DELFI DE LA RUA/UNSPLASH The Grand Tour of Europe was an immersive journey across the continent undertaken by Britain’s elites. We offer our own, slightly more modern take. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Grand Tour of Europe was an immersive journey across the continent undertaken by […]

Europe, not the US, is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley

Europe, not the US, is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley

Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital-privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation’s technology companies new headaches. These major changes underscored the extent to which the European Union has emerged as the most powerful regulator of […]

European stocks close up despite political uncertainty in Italy; Trump reopens dialogue with North Korea

European stocks close up despite political uncertainty in Italy; Trump reopens dialogue with North Korea

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up 0.14 percent, with most major bourses negative and sectors mixed. Italy’s designated Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, whose credentials have been hit with scrutiny, met with Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco on Friday. Italian short-dated bond yields soared as uncertainty over the country’s incoming anti-establishment government continued. The two-year […]

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