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Belarusian model who offered to trade US election info is released from jail

A Belarusian model who claimed to have insider knowledge of Russian attempts to meddle in the US elections has been freed from police custody in Moscow, state media reported.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Moscow


The European Space Agency plans to start mining for natural resources on the moon

The European Space Agency plans to start mining for water and oxygen on the moon by 2025.
Tags: Europe, News, European Space Agency


Accused US spy Paul Whelan found with Russian 'state secrets,' lawyer says

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his state appointed lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, US, Cnn, Paul Whelan


Andrzej Krauze on Brexit – cartoon

The ongoing Brexit negotiations are likened to the 1818 painting The Raft of the Medusa, by French Romanticist Théodore Géricault Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Andrzej Krauze


Sony to move Europe headquarters to avoid Brexit disruption

The Japanese firm will move its European headquarters to the Netherlands to avoid customs issues.
Tags: Europe, News, Netherlands, Sony


European Union: Trade Secrets Must Be Part Of Your IP Strategy! What's New In Europe And France? - Dentons

Trade secrets are as important as protecting your patents, designs and trademarks and must be part of your daily IP strategy.
Tags: Europe, News, France


Watching Brexit Fall Apart

The referendum to leave the European Union was won on a promise to “take back control.” On the Continent, we wonder whether the British have lost not only control but their minds.
Tags: Europe, England, News, Putin, France, Germany, European Union, David, Cameron, European Commission, Demonstrations, Great Britain, May, Macron, Michel, Vladimir V


Irish PM: bilateral deal needed with May if UK crashes out of EU

Leo Varadkar suggests for first time a separate customs agreement to avoid checksThe Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has said the UK and Ireland would have to negotiate a bilateral agreement on “full alignment” of customs to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland in a no-deal scenario.It is the first time the taoiseach has mentioned the possibility of a separate deal with the UK to mitigate against a hard border. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Spanish ‘wolf pack’ face new charge of sex crime

Four men accused of sexual abuse two months before Pamplona attack for which they were cleared of rapeSpanish prosecutors have brought another sex crime charge against four men calling themselves “the wolf pack” who assaulted a young woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival in 2016.In a controversial ruling last year, a Spanish court gave nine-year prison sentences to the men for sexually abusing the 18-year-old in a doorway, but cleared them of rape because of a lack of physical violence. Co...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Pamplona


Companies press Brexit panic button in further blow to Theresa May

P&O opts for Cypriot flag, Sony confirms HQ move and Pets at Home stockpiles cat foodThe scale of no-deal panic gripping major companies has been thrown into sharp focus by a series of damage-limitation announcements, as corporate Britain signalled it is running out of patience with Westminster gridlock.Sir James Dyson, the Brexit-backing billionaire, dealt a further blow to the government by revealing he is shifting his company headquarters to Singapore in a move that drew sharp criticism. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Singapore, European Union, UK News, Retail industry, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Transport, Water transport, Sony, Corporate Governance, Transport policy


US state department's top diplomat for European affairs resigns

Wess Mitchell’s resignation adds to the exodus of senior officials who have championed the Nato alliance in the face of Trump’s reported desire to withdraw The state department’s top diplomat dealing with Europe, and an outspoken supporter of Nato, has announced his resignation.Wess Mitchell said he was leaving from personal reasons, after just 16 months in the job as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, adding that he was “fully supportive” of secretary of state, Mike...
Tags: Europe, US, World news, US news, US politics, Nato, Trump, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration, Wess Mitchell


Russian plane diverted after hijacking attempt

A commercial flight bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in the Western Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiysk after a drunk passenger tried to hijack the aircraft.
Tags: Europe, News, Moscow, Khanty Mansiysk


Russian supersonic bomber crashes

A Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic strike bomber has crashed in Russia's northwestern region of Murmansk.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia


Top US State Department diplomat on Europe policy resigns

The US State Department's top diplomat focused on Europe policy has resigned his post, effective February 15.
Tags: Europe, Cnn, US State Department


Top US Diplomat For Europe Resigns After 16 Months On The Job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would leave his post in mid-February. “Wess has done an outstanding job as assistant secretary,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “I have valued his...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Atlantic, Brussels, State Department, The Washington Post, Imf, Mitchell, Trump, State


Macron and Merkel are trying to safeguard Europe, not dominate it | Simon Tisdall

For all its undoubted flaws, a new friendship treaty sees a bigger picture that is lost on Britain’s small-minded leadersIt is tempting to indulge in some typical British lip-curling over the grand-sounding Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation and Integration signed on Tuesday by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), capital of Charlemagne’s lost but not forgotten ninth-century European empire.The pact, reaffirming the 1963 Élysée treaty that set the two countri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Merkel, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Simon Tisdall, Charlemagne


Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would […]
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, US, Ap, Atlantic, Nation, State Department, Trump, State, Wess Mitchell


After Brexit Defeat, May Offers Little New on Leaving EU

Theresa May told the House of Commons that she wants to go back to the European Union and again seek tweaks to the Brexit agreement she spent months negotiating with the EU. Last week that deal was rejected by a historic margin by British lawmakers.
Tags: Europe, News, Paid, Eu, European Union, Theresa May, House Of Commons


Macedonia’s Name Change Deal Is a Triumph for the E.U., But Worrying for Democracy

The E.U.’s support for Macedonia's name change flows from ideals of European integration — but ignores political realities on the ground
Tags: Europe, News, Uncategorized, Macedonia


Drunk man tried to hijack Moscow-bound jet, say Russian police

Passenger arrested after he forced pilots to divert plane, sparking terror alertA drunk passenger who attempted to hijack a Moscow-bound plane has been arrested, Russian officials have said. The Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut suddenly made a 180-degree turn after take-off on Tuesday, sparking concerns of possible terrorism. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Aeroflot


Drunk Siberian man hijacks Moscow-bound plane, say Russian police

Man allegedly told crew he was armed and demanded diversion shortly after takeoffRussian police detained a drunken man whom they say threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after takeoff.The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the diversion of the plane after it had taken off from the Siberian city of Surgut on Tuesday. The plane landed in the city of Khanty-Man...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Russian Investigative Committee, Surgut, Aeroflot, Khanty Mansiysk


France and Germany seal new deal as Brexit looms

A new treaty between two of Europe's closest friends - but why now, and what's in it?
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Brexit


France and Germany provoke populist anger over 'friendship pact'

Macron and Merkel sign update to 1963 Élysée treaty to restate commitment to EUFrance and Germany have renewed their vows of postwar friendship, aiming to show that the traditional engine powering the EU project is still strong, but drawing strong criticism from nationalist and populist parties advancing across the continent.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and German chancellor, Angela Merkel, signed the 16-page update to the 1963 Elysée treaty on Tuesday in the German border city of Aach...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, World news, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Aachen, Macron, Charlemagne


France and Germany provoke populist anger with 'friendship pact' renewal

Macron and Merkel sign update to 1963 Élysée treaty to restate commitment to the European UnionFrance and Germany have renewed their vows of postwar friendship, aiming to show that the traditional engine powering the EU project is still strong but drawing fierce criticism from the nationalist and populist parties advancing across the continent.President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the 16-page update to the 1963 Elysée treaty on Tuesday in the German border city of Aachen,...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, World news, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Aachen, Macron, UnionFrance


Mastercard fined £504m by Europe for competition breach

The European Commission fines the payments giant for stopping retailers looking for cheaper services.
Tags: Europe, News, European Commission, Mastercard


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess imposter theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


Brexit: May set to reject calls for free vote on amendment designed to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am and 12.14am) also includes an essay from the leading psephologist Sir John Curtice looking at whether voters really want a second referendum. He says the answer depends enormously on how you frame the question. If you ask people if they favour the public being offered a “vote” on the deal, they are likely to say yes, whereas if you ask th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Len McCluskey, Downing Street, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, John Curtice, Curtice


'Golden visa' schemes pose risk to EU security, Brussels to say

European commission is expected to sound alarm on their use to attract wealthyBrussels is to warn EU member states that the “golden visa” schemes used by Britain and others to attract the wealthy have exposed the continent to corruption and organised crime.A report from the the European commission, expected to be published on Wednesday, claims the schemes designed to encourage the super-rich to invest in return for residency rights or citizenship pose a danger to the continent’s security. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Organised Crime, Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia


No-deal Brexit would mean hard Irish border, EU confirms

Spokesman says it is ‘pretty obvious’ border controls would be needed under no dealFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU has confirmed it will enforce a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, despite the risk it would pose to peace.In comments that will be highly uncomfortable for Dublin, Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief spokesman told reporters it was “pretty obvious” that border infrastructure would be necessary if the UK were to leave without...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean Claude Juncker, Dublin, Brexit



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