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First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique

Cancer patient’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine Béclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, Children, France, Cancer, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Medical Research, Paris, Reproduction, Ivf, Childbirth, Fertility problems


Banking Giant HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs Amid Restructuring

The bank says it will shed nearly 15% of its workforce and $100 billion in investments as it refocuses on growth markets in Asia and reduces operations in Europe and the U.S.(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)
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The Guardian view on Europe after Brexit: unity is strength | Editorial

In challenging times, the world needs the EU to be at the top of its game. This week’s budget negotiations are a first testThese are strange and somewhat disorientating times for the European Union. A multipolar world in which China’s influence grows, and Donald Trump’s United States is at best an erratic ally, has created new dilemmas and dangers. Closer to home, Brexit, whatever eventual form it takes, is already transforming the political landscape. For the 27 remaining EU member states, life...
Tags: Europe, China, Germany, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Britain, United States, European Commission, Denmark, The far right, Donald Trump, Brexit, Charles Michel


Danish social worker jailed for stealing £13m of government funds

Britta Nielsen embezzled funds intended for vulnerable people by creating fictitious projectsA Danish social worker has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for stealing 117m Danish kroner (£13m) of government funding intended for vulnerable people.The case against Britta Nielsen has shaken the self-image of a state that has for years been ranked the country with the perceived lowest corruption in the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Denmark, Britta Nielsen


Michel Barnier rejects UK call for Canada-style trade deal

EU Brexit negotiator makes thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word Michel Barnier has rejected British demands for a Canada-style trade deal that would free the UK from EU rules as he made a thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word.Speaking in response to a landmark speech by David Frost, Britain’s Brexit negotiator, Barnier said the prime minister had agreed only six months ago to stick to the EU’s state aid rules and current social and environmental reg...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Canada, Britain, Foreign Policy, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Guy Verhofstadt, David Frost


This Researcher Juggled Five Different Identities to Go Undercover With Far-Right and Islamist Extremists. Here’s What She Found

Wearing a blond wig and walking through the streets of central Vienna in October 2017, Julia Ebner reminded herself of her new identity: Jennifer Mayer, an Austrian philosophy student currently studying abroad in London. It was one of five different identities that Ebner, an Austrian researcher specialized in online radicalization and cumulative extremism, adopted in order to infiltrate far-right/Islamist extremist networks. That day in October, she met a local recruiter for Generation Id...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Uncategorized, Walmart, Vienna, Atlantic, Extremism, Charlottesville, Christchurch, Baltics, Julia, Halle Germany, El Paso Texas, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Halle


Oleg Sentsov on Latido Pick-Up ‘Numbers,’ Directed from a Gulag (EXCLUSIVE)

BERLIN – For the last six years, for Europe’s movie community at least, the most famous political prisoner in the world was the Ukraine’s Oleg Sentsov. Arrested on trumped-up charges of terrorism in 2014 – Amnesty International compared his court case to the show trials of Stalin – Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment […]
Tags: Europe, News, Berlin, Global, Ukraine, Amnesty International, Numbers, Oleg Sentsov, Stalin Sentsov


Hunter Biden Served on Board of Trade Group That Lobbied Obama Admin for Increased Ukraine Aid: Report

Hunter Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden, was on the board of a trade group that lobbied the Obama administration for increased U.S. aid to Ukraine, according to a report Tuesday.From 2012 through 2018, the younger Biden served as a director for the Center for U.S. Global Leadership and was connected as well with its affiliate, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, The Daily Caller reported. The two groups, which include about 400 larger corporations and non-government organizations,...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Archer, State Department, John Kerry, Intelligence Community, Biden, Kerry, Trump, U S Global Leadership Coalition, Hunter Biden, Zelensky, Burisma Holdings


Pompeii's House of Lovers reopens to public after 40 years

Jewel of ancient Roman city was severely damaged by destructive earthquake in 1980One of Pompeii’s most celebrated buildings, the House of Lovers, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, 40 years after it was severely damaged in an earthquake.The domus, considered to be among the jewels of the ancient city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, was discovered in 1933 with its second floor and decorations almost completely preserved. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Archaeology, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, House of Lovers


UK Brexit negotiator accused of treating Britain and EU as 'two different planets'

Verhofstadt says it would be a ‘hell of a job’ to achieve success using David Frost’s approachBoris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has been accused of treating the EU and the UK as if they are “living on two different planets” after vowing to break all regulatory ties with Brussels.Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian prime minister who has led the European parliament’s approach to Brexit, said it would be a “hell of a job” to secure a successful outcome from the negotiation using the British ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Guy Verhofstadt, David Frost


'Love Island' pays tribute to British television presenter Caroline Flack

The hit British reality show "Love Island" paid tribute to British television presenter Caroline Flack when it returned to screens on Monday. It had been pulled from schedules over the weekend following the announcement of her death.
Tags: Europe, News, Caroline Flack


Victims thought they were paying millions to free hostages. But the 'minister' who asked them was a fraudster in a mask

There was a sense of urgency in the voice of the man claiming to be France's defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Tags: Europe, News, France


No rest for the 93-year-old. With the royals in turmoil, Britain needs its Queen more than ever

Like any institution, monarchies must adapt to remain relevant and in place.
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Zelensky rejects Trump's claim that Ukraine is corrupt in interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour

In a CNN interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday strongly rejected US President Donald Trump's claim that Ukraine is corrupt. He also said he is ready for another phone call with Trump and open to visiting the White House.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Ukraine, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Christiane Amanpour, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


The EU is facing a serious crisis. It's funding the same people who wish to wreck it

For nearly four years, Brexit has masked the fact that the European Union is in trouble.
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Brexit


Russian woman escapes coronavirus quarantine by short-circuiting the lock

A Russian woman who escaped a hospital ward where she was under quarantine for novel coronavirus is facing a lawsuit filed by heath authorities for endangering the public, according to Russian state media.
Tags: Europe, News


Salvini could face trial over treatment of migrants

The leader of Italy's popular populist party, Senator Matteo Salvini, could face a trial for preventing 131 migrants from disembarking an Italian coastguard boat at the port of Catania, Sicily.
Tags: Europe, News, Italy, Matteo Salvini, Salvini


Russian ex-prison official shoots himself dead in court

A former Russian prison service official died by suicide in a Moscow court on Wednesday after he was sentenced to three years in jail, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Tags: Europe, News, Moscow, TASS


This isn't America say French politicians, after candidate quits in sex scandal

The French do not care about the extramarital affairs of their politicians; but they do care about being told that they should.
Tags: Europe, News, America


French prosecutors investigate Russian artist over sex video

Pyotr Pavlensky and girlfriend face possible charges over scandal involving politicianFrench prosecutors have placed a Russian artist and his girlfriend under investigation over the leaking of a sex video that brought down a close ally of Emmanuel Macron.Pyotr Pavlensky and Alexandra de Taddeo are facing charges of invasion of privacy and publishing images of a sexual nature without consent over the leaking of the video that forced Benjamin Griveaux to end his campaign to become mayor of Paris. ...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, World news, Paris, Pyotr Pavlensky, Benjamin Griveaux, Emmanuel Macron Pyotr Pavlensky, Alexandra de Taddeo


Germany: senior CDU figure announces surprise leadership candidacy

Norbert Röttgen throws hat in ring to replace Merkel after Kramp-Karrenbauer steps asideThe senior German conservative politician Norbert Röttgen has put himself forward as a surprise candidate to take over as leader of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), further complicating the party’s chaotic succession planning.Last week, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel’s protege, threw the party into turmoil by saying she would not stand as chancellor in the next federal election, due by October 2...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Merkel, Cdu, Christian Democrats CDU, Norbert Röttgen, Kramp Karrenbauer, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer Merkel


Think Britain has sovereignty over trade deals? Not when MPs can’t stop them | Zoe Williams

Boris Johnson blusters, but after years of relying on EU scrutiny, the UK parliament lacks power to oppose damaging dealsI discovered the prime minister’s stance on trade deals and agriculture by accident. Boris Johnson had given a typically rambling speech, at the start of the month, in which he promised a science-based approach, rather than “mumbo-jumbo”. It was a banal assertion – who doesn’t prefer science to superstition? As such, it was unremarkable. Johnson is famous for his unpreparednes...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Zoe Williams, Trade Policy


Portugal considers subsidising UK tourists' post-Brexit healthcare

Country looking at continuing cover offered by European health insurance cardPortugal is considering offering British tourists subsidised post-Brexit healthcare in an effort to retain their custom in the Algarve, Lisbon and beyond.It is one of several novel measures being considered by the Portuguese government in an effort to minimise the disruption of Brexit to its economy. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Portugal, Health Insurance, Brexit, Algarve Lisbon


European Union: FRAND Undertakings: A Long Awaited Legal Qualification In Europe – Paris Takes The Lead - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

The decision of February 6, 2020 by the case management judge of the Paris High Court (Tribunal Judiciaire) is of great importance in terms of both the legal qualification of the...
Tags: Europe, News, Paris, Reed Smith Worldwide, Paris High Court Tribunal Judiciaire




Liverpool first in Europe to qualify for Champions League... for next season

Yes, it's only mid February - but Liverpool have qualified for next season's Champions League already...
Tags: Europe, News, Liverpool


Due to Climate Change, Even Norwegians Are Skiing Indoors This Winter

(Bloomberg) — On a Monday morning in February skiers glided down the run, while snowboarders nearby practiced jumps on the ramps and tired visitors rested on red picnic chairs and munched snacks as they recovered. The scene could be that of any winter morning on any ski resort in Norway — the cradle of modern skiing — except that snow hadn’t fallen from the sky, and the view of a powder-coated Scandinavian forest was printed on a giant panel built on the side of the slope. Norway’s Sno re...
Tags: Europe, Weather, News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Austria, Denmark, Alps, Norway, Oslo, Trysil, Sno, France Switzerland, Onetime, Copernicus Climate Change Service


We won't budge on escaping EU rules, says UK's Brexit negotiator

David Frost says democratic consent would snap if UK agreed to EU alignmentThe democratic consent of the British public would “snap dramatically and finally” if the UK continued to be tied to EU rules, Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.In his first public speech since his appointment to the role, David Frost said Downing Street was not engaging in game-playing by rejecting alignment with EU laws after 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, David Frost, Trade Policy


Venezuela suspends airline after Guaidó's flight home

Venezuelan authorities suspended a Portuguese airline on Monday days after it carried opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his uncle home from an international tour aimed at ousting President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó's flight to Caracas on TAP Air Portugal ended his three-week tour through Europe and into the Trump White House. Venezuelan authorities arrested Guaidó's uncle upon landing, accusing him of trying to bring a small amount of explosives into the nation.
Tags: Europe, News, Venezuela, Caracas, Air Portugal, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Nicolás Maduro Guaidó, Trump White House Venezuelan


'Britain won't follow EU trade rules after Brexit', says UK's chief negotiator

David Frost said the EU’s deal with Canada could provide a template for talksThe democratic consent of the British public would “snap – dramatically and finally” if the UK continued to be tied to EU rules, Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.In his first public speech since being appointed by the prime minister, David Frost said Downing Street was not engaged in game-playing by rejecting alignment with EU laws after 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Canada, Britain, Foreign Policy, Court of justice of the European Union, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, David Frost



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