EU chief says UK risks more in post-Brexit trade talks

“In case we cannot conclude an agreement by the end of 2020, we will face again a cliff edge. This would clearly harm our interests but it will impact more the UK than us,” said European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times ofContinue reading “EU chief says UK risks more in post-Brexit trade talks”

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

The probe said the recordings raised questions about the possible involvement of key Kremlin officials — including Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and a top aide to President Vladimir Putin — in the deployment of the missile that shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane in 2014. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live UpdatesContinue reading “MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’”

Government set to declare state of emergency in Venice: Italian PM

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding in Venice as “a blow to the heart of our country”. He said said a cabinet meeting will declare a state of emergency and also approve the first measures aimed at helping the city’s recovery. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – TimesContinue reading “Government set to declare state of emergency in Venice: Italian PM”

The rediscovered memories of a Viennese Jewish family

Last week Vienna’s Jewish Museum inaugurated an exhibition tracing the Ephrussis’ story, the centrepiece of which is the Japanese sculptures that accompanied the family on their tumultuous journey. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Kk3k7e via IFTTT

Spanish king, Cuban president meet in Havana

The king and Queen Letizia began their official activities by offering a wreath at a monument to Jose Marti, a hero of Cuba’s 19th century fight for independence from Spain. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/33I1DrZ via IFTTT

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark’s Square. The exceptionally intense “acqua alta,” or high waters, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across theContinue reading “Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city”

Turkey’s Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the European Union’s decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and he warned that Turkey could send captured Islamic State fighters to Europe. EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed economic sanctions on Ankara for violating Cyprus’ maritime economic zoneContinue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions”

Belarus leader visits Austria, seeking closer EU ties

Lukashenko will meet Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in his first official visit to the small Alpine nation following a trip of then Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Belarus in March. Often dubbed “Europe’s last dictatorship”, Belarus has been the target of Western sanctions over its poor rights record and lack of fair elections,Continue reading “Belarus leader visits Austria, seeking closer EU ties”

Kazakh former president says in talks to arrange Putin-Zelenskiy summit

“Zelenskiy has already agreed to a tete-a-tete, and informed the president of Russia about that. We shall see now (if Putin agrees),” Nazarbayev told a conference on international politics in Nur-Sultan, the Kazakh capital. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Q8Q2xX via IFTTT

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

At issue is Trump’s decision to tie military aid for Ukraine to investigations of Joe Biden and the Democrats. Allies of the president say he did nothing wrong because the Ukrainians never knew the aid was being delayed. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NDfLwZ via IFTTT

A city that cycles with the young, old and dead

Natalie Gulsrud scoffs at these details. It is nearing 4 pm, darkness already bringing finality to this bleak November afternoon. Like tens of thousands of other people in Denmark’s elegant yet frequently dank capital, she pedals her way through her daily rounds, relying on the world’s most advanced and widely used network of bicycle lanes.Continue reading “A city that cycles with the young, old and dead”

Spain faces more uncertainty after inconclusive election

Incumbent Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists won the most seats (120) but fell far short of a majority and will need to make deals on several fronts if they are to govern. Sanchez called Sunday’s election after he failed to gain enough support to form a government following the previous election in April. from EuropeContinue reading “Spain faces more uncertainty after inconclusive election”

Turkey deports US jihadist: interior ministry

“One American foreign terrorist fighter was deported from Turkey after completing the procedures,” said spokesman Ismail Catakli, according to state news agency Anadolu. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/32zAOEV via IFTTT

In the land of the baguette, local bakeries are vanishing

Two years ago, the 650 residents of La Chapelle-en-Juger lost their bakery, where they could meet one another, chitchat and gossip while waiting in line for their daily baguette or their weekend éclairs. For the community, the closing of the bakery was “un drame,” as one newspaper put it, or a tragedy, one that isContinue reading “In the land of the baguette, local bakeries are vanishing”

On Berlin Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom

At a solemn ceremony in a church standing on the former “death strip” that divided East and West, Merkel said the Berlin Wall reminds “us that we have to do our part for freedom and democracy”. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NxGxql via IFTTT

Three arrested, guns seized in Greek anti-terrorism raid

Greek police stated on Saturday two men — a 41 and a 45-year-old — and a 39-year-old woman, allegedly implicated in terrorism, were arrested during a “wide operation” launched in the Athens on Friday. They added a 46-year-old man remains at large. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times ofContinue reading “Three arrested, guns seized in Greek anti-terrorism raid”

Ukraine foes start troop withdrawal in war-torn east

The long-awaited withdrawal of troops in the conflict-riven Donetsk and Lugansk regions is a precondition for the first face-to-face talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2CvjAOc via IFTTT

A look at why Spain is voting again

Spain is back at the polls for the fourth time in four years with violence linked to Catalonia’s regional secession push and a predicted surge in Spain’s nascent far-right party dominating the election campaign. Here’s a look at why the country is voting once more, and what might come out of the election. from EuropeContinue reading “A look at why Spain is voting again”

Google celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

The doodle created by Berlin-based guest artist Max Guther, shows a man and woman walk over the wall brought down. It was the moment that signalled the simultaneous end of the Cold War and the beginning of reunification of East and West Germany. The couple embraces in the middle of a wall that has beenContinue reading “Google celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall”

Amsterdam’s unique floating homes are going upmarket

Bosma and her husband have raised two sons on the a 1912 82-foot freighter, which — stripped of its engine, fuel tanks and cargo hold — is one of Amsterdam’s iconic houseboats. Three boats down lies the B18, a 131-foot, two-and-a-halfstory floating mansion that shows just how perfectly the soul of a luxury yacht combinesContinue reading “Amsterdam’s unique floating homes are going upmarket”

France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem

The French Consulate General reopened the Tomb of the Kings, one of Jerusalem’s most magnificent ancient tombs, to the public last month, for the first time in over a decade. Tensions between French and Israelis who seek open worship at the 1st century BC tomb continue to make day to day operations problematic at theContinue reading “France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem”

Ukraine foes to pull back troops ahead of Russia summit

The long-awaited move is a precondition for the first face-to-face talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky. The summit, whose date has yet to be set, will be mediated by French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – TimesContinue reading “Ukraine foes to pull back troops ahead of Russia summit”

French President Macron says NATO experiencing ‘brain death’

French President Emmanuel Macron says he believes NATO is undergoing “brain death,” lamenting a lack of coordination between Europe and the United States and unilateral actions in Syria by key member Turkey. “You have no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its NATO allies,” Macron told The Economist magazine in anContinue reading “French President Macron says NATO experiencing ‘brain death’”

China, France reaffirm support of Paris climate agreement, call it ‘irreversible’

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday issued a joint statement reaffirming their strong support for the “irreversible” Paris Agreement on climate change, from which the US announced its exit this week. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2WLZA3n via IFTTT

Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have since dropped. Many of the arrivals were women and girls lured to Europe with false promises of jobs as hairdressers or seamstresses, only to find themselves selling sex on arrival toContinue reading “Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France”

Russian caught trying to smuggle gold in her shoes

The Russian was detained at a customs post in eastern Siberia after officials noticed that she “was nervous and acted in a suspicious manner,” said Marina Boiko, a spokeswoman for the regional customs authorities. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2K5N1ef via IFTTT

Russian caught trying to smuggle gold in her shoes

The Russian was detained at a customs post in eastern Siberia after officials noticed that she “was nervous and acted in a suspicious manner,” said Marina Boiko, a spokeswoman for the regional customs authorities. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2K5N1ef via IFTTT

Russian caught trying to smuggle gold in her shoes

The Russian was detained at a customs post in eastern Siberia after officials noticed that she “was nervous and acted in a suspicious manner,” said Marina Boiko, a spokeswoman for the regional customs authorities. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2K5N1ef via IFTTT

Merkel pays tribute to victims of German neo-Nazi group

During a visit to the eastern German city of Zwickau, Merkel took part in a ceremony dedicating 10 newly planted trees to the memory of those killed by the National Socialist Underground group from 2000-2007. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PMVgzj via IFTTT

Venice gondoliers dive into murky waters to clean up canals

Venice’s gondoliers in addition to driving boats are now diving into the canals to clean the garbage cluttering up the city’s waterways. Gondoliers have brought to the surface unwanted belongings, from tires and television sets to vintage radios and telephones and since the clean-up operation started in February, they have collected almost 3 tonnes ofContinue reading “Venice gondoliers dive into murky waters to clean up canals”

Neo-Nazi group puts politicians top on ‘kill list’

“We are currently planning how and when to execute you.At the next rally? Or will we get you outside your home?” the email to Greens lawmaker Cem Ozdemir read. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Cdguyw via IFTTT

Build that wall! Barriers back 30 years after Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago, many hoped its demise portended an end to barriers between borders and isolationism. But with Trump’s planned wall on the border with Mexico, the West Bank “separation barrier” and Hungary’s anti-migrant fence facing Serbia and Croatia, man-made partitions are going up again. from Europe NewsContinue reading “Build that wall! Barriers back 30 years after Berlin Wall”

Sombre mood as Germany marks 30 years of Berlin Wall fall

Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but a hint of a return of the Cold War and the rise of nationalism is dampening the mood. Leaders of former Cold War powers will be absent from anniversary festivities, as Donald Trump’s America First, Britain’s Brexit and Russia’s resurgence putContinue reading “Sombre mood as Germany marks 30 years of Berlin Wall fall”

Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby

He is convincing owners of abandoned family homes to hand over the keys to the crumbling buildings to new residents who are willing to fix them up and move in. Couples who have a baby after moving in will be given a cash bonus. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates –Continue reading “Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby”

Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby

An Italian town is giving houses away for free because it is so desperate to attract new residents — but there’s a catch, obviously. The mountainside community of Cammarata boasts sweeping views of Mount Etna and gorgeous sunsets on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and is rich in history from Europe News Headlines, Latest EuropeContinue reading “Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby”

Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby

An Italian town is giving houses away for free because it is so desperate to attract new residents — but there’s a catch, obviously. The mountainside community of Cammarata boasts sweeping views of Mount Etna and gorgeous sunsets on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and is rich in history from Europe News Headlines, Latest EuropeContinue reading “Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby”

Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby

An Italian town is giving houses away for free because it is so desperate to attract new residents — but there’s a catch, obviously. The mountainside community of Cammarata boasts sweeping views of Mount Etna and gorgeous sunsets on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and is rich in history from Europe News Headlines, Latest EuropeContinue reading “Italian town giving homes for free and cash bonus to people who have a baby”

Activists across France are removing Macron portraits

One by one, environmentalists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more than 130 town halls this year, symbolically dethroning him. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PHFbuI via IFTTT

Activists across France are removing Macron portraits

One by one, environmentalists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more than 130 town halls this year, symbolically dethroning him. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PHFbuI via IFTTT

1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NzZZ4K via IFTTT

1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NzZZ4K via IFTTT

1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NzZZ4K via IFTTT

German minister appeals for European unity amid challenges

In an op-ed published in 26 EU countries as Germany heads into a week of commemorations marking the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, Heiko Maas said that the events 30 years ago spelled the end of Germany’s decades-long division during the Cold War. from Europe News Headlines, LatestContinue reading “German minister appeals for European unity amid challenges”

Spain’s Socialist PM rules out grand coalition with conservatives

A previous election in April ended in a stalemate, and opinion polls show the repeat vote could be as inconclusive, with all possible scenarios for deals to form a government fraught with difficulties. “We are not going to form a government with a party that has reached pacts with the extreme right, that trivialises genderContinue reading “Spain’s Socialist PM rules out grand coalition with conservatives”

German court throws out climate challenge to Merkel government

The suit was the first attempt in Germany to hold authorities legally accountable for pledges they have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Similar cases elsewhere have met with mixed success. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/320Of0f via IFTTT

Putin was ‘conscientious and disciplined’ spy: KGB documents

Declassified KGB documents on display in Russia describe future President Vladimir Putin as a “conscientious and disciplined” spy at the start of his career. Now 67, Putin worked for the secret service from the mid-1970s and was posted in Dresden, then East Germany, from 1985 to 1990, as Soviet power was crumbling. from Europe NewsContinue reading “Putin was ‘conscientious and disciplined’ spy: KGB documents”

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in east ahead of peace talks

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in the eastern Donbass region as a confidence building measure to help pave the way for four-way peace talks with Russia, France and Germany, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PzJS9L via IFTTT

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in east ahead of peace talks

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in the eastern Donbass region as a confidence building measure to help pave the way for four-way peace talks with Russia, France and Germany, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PzJS9L via IFTTT

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in east ahead of peace talks

Ukraine plans more troop withdrawals in the eastern Donbass region as a confidence building measure to help pave the way for four-way peace talks with Russia, France and Germany, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PzJS9L via IFTTT

Spain’s Sanchez says there will be no ‘online’ independence for Catalonia

Spain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, stepping up efforts to control separatist groups and parties’ activity on the internet, said on Thursday his government would not allow Catalonia to seek “online” independence. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2N5ZxfD via IFTTT

Hundreds join protest camp over Catalan separatist crisis

That was the date Spain’s top court handed down heavy prison sentences to nine Catalan leaders who were convicted of sedition for organising a banned referendum and a short-lived declaration of independence in 2017. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/34esiMH via IFTTT

Hundreds join protest camp over Catalan separatist crisis

That was the date Spain’s top court handed down heavy prison sentences to nine Catalan leaders who were convicted of sedition for organising a banned referendum and a short-lived declaration of independence in 2017. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/34esiMH via IFTTT

Hundreds join protest camp over Catalan separatist crisis

That was the date Spain’s top court handed down heavy prison sentences to nine Catalan leaders who were convicted of sedition for organising a banned referendum and a short-lived declaration of independence in 2017. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/34esiMH via IFTTT

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday that it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The plan to transport natural gas about 1,200-kilometers (746-miles) through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Europe has come underContinue reading “Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline”

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday that it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The plan to transport natural gas about 1,200-kilometers (746-miles) through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Europe has come underContinue reading “Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline”

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday that it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The plan to transport natural gas about 1,200-kilometers (746-miles) through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Europe has come underContinue reading “Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline”

Activist Thunberg declines climate prize, urges more action

Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm for the regional inter-parliamentary Nordic Council’s prizes, reading a statement thanking the group for the honour. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2BVCm1e via IFTTT

Rome’s ‘invisible’ migrants offer guide to Eternal City

For most of their time the “Invisible Guides” belong to Rome’s multitude of anonymous migrants. But twice a month they hand out audio guides and lead walking tours organised by the Laboratorio 53 association in English and Italian. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Jzfp8a via IFTTT

Rome’s ‘invisible’ migrants offer guide to Eternal City

For most of their time the “Invisible Guides” belong to Rome’s multitude of anonymous migrants. But twice a month they hand out audio guides and lead walking tours organised by the Laboratorio 53 association in English and Italian. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Jzfp8a via IFTTT

Rome’s ‘invisible’ migrants offer guide to Eternal City

For most of their time the “Invisible Guides” belong to Rome’s multitude of anonymous migrants. But twice a month they hand out audio guides and lead walking tours organised by the Laboratorio 53 association in English and Italian. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Jzfp8a via IFTTT

Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines environmental award

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday refused to accept an environmental award, saying the climate movement needed people in power to start to “listen” to “science” and not awards. Thunberg had been nominated for her efforts by both Sweden and Norway and won the organisation’s annual environment prize. from Europe News Headlines, Latest EuropeContinue reading “Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines environmental award”

Serbia asks Russia’s help to fight blaze on Bulgaria border

Hundreds of firefighters in both countries have been struggling to contain the blaze on the Stara Planina mountain. Officials say the effort has been hampered by strong winds and rugged terrain that is hard to reach. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2qWGMTd via IFTTT

European court condemns Bosnia for election discrimination

This amounted to discrimination in the southern town, which remains divided between ethnic Croats and Muslims since Bosnia’s 1990s war, it ruled. Mostar held its last municipal elections in 2008. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2PqV8VU via IFTTT

France: Russia says withdrawal of Kurdish forces in northern Syria complete

“The withdrawal of armed units from the territory where a security corridor should be created has been completed ahead of time,” Russian news agencies quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying in Armenia. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2pdVrch via IFTTT

Germany charges two Syrians with crimes against humanity

Germany detained the two men earlier this year under its “universal jurisdiction” laws that allow it to prosecute people for crimes against humanity committed anywhere in the world. Prosecutors said charges against the main suspect, identified as Anwar R. under Germany’s privacy rules, include 58 murders and multiple sexual assaults in a Damascus prison whereContinue reading “Germany charges two Syrians with crimes against humanity”

Spy chief says right-wing radicalism spreads in Germany

“The proverbial ‘right wing corner’ which allows for a clear distinction between extremists and the conservative camp, no longer exists,” said President of the BfV domestic intelligence agency Haldenwang in a parliamentary hearing. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2WnMzwA via IFTTT

Argentina’s Rafael Grossi elected head of UN’s nuclear watchdog

Argentina’s Rafael Grossi beat Romanian diplomat Cornel Feruta to become director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) following the death of the former head Yukiya Amano of Japan in July. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2BOE30i via IFTTT

What is the IAEA? The global agency monitoring Iran nuclear deal

The landmark 2015 agreement gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme, but it has been pushed to the verge of collapse since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it last year and proceeded to re-introduce sanctions. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times ofContinue reading “What is the IAEA? The global agency monitoring Iran nuclear deal”

Merkel’s conservatives descend into infighting after vote rout

In a fourth electoral setback this year, the Christian Democrats (CDU) slumped into third place in the eastern state of Thuringia behind the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) which won nearly a quarter of the votes. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2BU2d9v via IFTTT

EU nations agree to Brexit extension until January 31

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday that the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves agreed on Monday to accept London’s request for a Brexit extension until 31 January 2020. Tusk also said the decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure, which means EU leadersContinue reading “EU nations agree to Brexit extension until January 31”

UN official ‘disappointed’ with UN chief Guterres for not demanding criminal inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2NfTN1H via IFTTT

Pope demands ‘predators’ stop plundering the Earth

Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for “predators” to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the “scarred face of the Amazon” as a warning. The poor are “threatened by predatory models of development”, the Pope said at a Mass at the end of a three-week Vatican assembly, or synod, on theContinue reading “Pope demands ‘predators’ stop plundering the Earth”

Bored and broke, Vietnam migrants risk lives for riches in Europe

The dangers of illegal crossings into Europe were laid bare this week when 31 men and eight women were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain. British police initially said the victims were Chinese, but it is now feared most were from Vietnam. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates –Continue reading “Bored and broke, Vietnam migrants risk lives for riches in Europe”

Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland

While popular premier Bodo Ramelow of the far-left Die Linke party is expected to retain the top spot, one of the AfD’s most radical figures is leading its battle for second place with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU). from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2opN5haContinue reading “Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland”

Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland

While popular premier Bodo Ramelow of the far-left Die Linke party is expected to retain the top spot, one of the AfD’s most radical figures is leading its battle for second place with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU). from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2opN5haContinue reading “Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland”

Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland

While popular premier Bodo Ramelow of the far-left Die Linke party is expected to retain the top spot, one of the AfD’s most radical figures is leading its battle for second place with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU). from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2opN5haContinue reading “Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland”

Crunch time for married priests as Vatican assembly votes

The ballot comes at the close of a three-week “synod” on the Pan-Amazonian region which highlighted the challenges facing the region, from the destruction of the rainforest to the exploitation of indigenous peoples and a scarcity in priests. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/342fAAx via IFTTT

EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline

The members of the European Union have agreed “in principle” to grant the UK’s request for another extension to Brexit deadline. However, a decision on the length of the extension has been delayed until next week/ The envoys agreed to the principle of an extension and their work will continue in coming days, said EuropeanContinue reading “EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline”

EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline

The members of the European Union have agreed “in principle” to grant the UK’s request for another extension to Brexit deadline. However, a decision on the length of the extension has been delayed until next week/ The envoys agreed to the principle of an extension and their work will continue in coming days, said EuropeanContinue reading “EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline”

EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline

The envoys agreed to the principle of an extension and their work will continue in coming days, the outlet quoted European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva as saying on Friday (local time) after EU ambassadors met the EU Brexit Chief negotiator Michel Barnier. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times ofContinue reading “EU members agree ‘in principle’ to grant UK’s request for extension in Brexit deadline”

German chancellor Angela Merkel to visit India on November 1

German chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a day-long visit to India on November 1 during which she will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a focus on strengthening ties in key sectors such as trade, energy and defence. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/33WpZ0CContinue reading “German chancellor Angela Merkel to visit India on November 1”

EU to consider Brexit extension as MPs mull polls

Most EU states were understood to favour a three-month delay, with an option to end earlier if a deal is ratified sooner than this by the UK Parliament, the BBC reported. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/3651fVX via IFTTT

Spain begins exhuming Franco’s remains from opulent tomb

“The exhumation process at the tomb of Francisco Franco has begun,” a government spokesman said, indicating that members of Franco’s family were on hand to witness the opening of the grave at the Valley of the Fallen site near Madrid. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/32Iyf4lContinue reading “Spain begins exhuming Franco’s remains from opulent tomb”

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion talking about how to navigate the insistence from Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for a probe and howContinue reading “Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office”

Without help from US, UN climate fund struggles to meet goals

The meeting starting Thursday in Paris aims to replenish the UN-backed Green Climate Fund, which has spent much of the $7 billion it received from governments since 2014. The fund supports projects that help poor countries tackle climate change, both by reducing emissions and responding to inevitable impacts. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe NewsContinue reading “Without help from US, UN climate fund struggles to meet goals”

Turkey, Russia discuss new S-400 supplies: Report

Alexander Mikheyev, head of state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, told Interfax news agency that the two countries were discussing financing and “a delivery schedule”. He did not provide further details on the ongoing talks. In July, NATO member Turkey received the first batch of Russia’s S-400 missile defence systems in a move that raised tensions withContinue reading “Turkey, Russia discuss new S-400 supplies: Report”

Irish PM says ‘many issues’ unresolved in Brexit talks

“I am convinced that all parties are serious about getting an agreement by the end of this month,” he said in Dublin. “There is a pathway to a possible deal but there are many issues that still need to be resolved.” Varadkar was speaking as talks about Britain’s planned October 31 departure from the EuropeanContinue reading “Irish PM says ‘many issues’ unresolved in Brexit talks”

EU debates Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

European leaders were deciding whether to postpone Brexit and for how long Wednesday, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s eyes turned towards a snap general election. In tense parliamentary votes on Tuesday, Johnson won preliminary backing for the divorce deal he agreed with the EU, which would have seen Britain leave the bloc on October 31.Continue reading “EU debates Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election”

Trial date finalised for Charlie Hebdo attacks

14 people will go on trial in Paris next May over the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and other targets that heralded a wave of jihadist strikes on France, judicial sources said Wednesday. The trial will take place from May 4 to July 10, lawyers and a judicial source told AFP. 17Continue reading “Trial date finalised for Charlie Hebdo attacks”

Dutch farmhouse cult case father to remain in custody

Identified in the Dutch media as “Gerrit Jan van D.” was arrested on Thursday after police last week discovered the family of seven living in a secret room on a property nSureear the northern Dutch village of Ruinerwold. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2MxNxDk via IFTTT

Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns

Dramatic falls in population in Southeast Europe as young people seek opportunities abroad are threatening the ability of countries in the region to maintain vital social services, the UN warned. Nine of the world’s ten fastest-shrinking nations are in East and Southeast Europe. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – TimesContinue reading “Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns”

Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns

Dramatic falls in population in Southeast Europe as young people seek opportunities abroad are threatening the ability of countries in the region to maintain vital social services, the UN warned. Nine of the world’s ten fastest-shrinking nations are in East and Southeast Europe. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – TimesContinue reading “Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns”

Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns

Dramatic falls in population in Southeast Europe as young people seek opportunities abroad are threatening the ability of countries in the region to maintain vital social services, the UN warned. Nine of the world’s ten fastest-shrinking nations are in East and Southeast Europe. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – TimesContinue reading “Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, UN warns”

Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

A video posted on the internet and given prominence on conservative Catholic media websites such as EWTN television and LifeSite News showed the four-minute episode, which police said they were treating as a theft. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/31xD66Z via IFTTT

Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief

Kvartal 95 is arguably the country’s most beloved comedy show and was led by Volodymyr Zelensky before he was elected president in April this year. On Sunday, it released a song recorded in collaboration with a famed choir and based on a popular folk tune that went: “A house was burning, up in flames, aContinue reading “Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief”

Catalan crisis looms large over Spain’s November election

The visit came as Sanchez faces mounting criticism over his handling of the crisis, which erupted a week ago when the Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to long jail terms over an abortive 2017 independence bid. from Europe News Headlines, Latest Europe News and Live Updates – Times of India https://ift.tt/2Ja5rtx via IFTTT

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