The best alternative summer festivals in the UK and Europe

The best alternative summer festivals in the UK and Europe

Getty / Andrew Benge With so many festivals to choose from, it’s hard to pick out the gems – so why not broaden your horizons with WIRED’s guide to 2018’s best summer festivals? From post-truth thikning to picturesque Norwegian blues and environmentally-friendly cabaret, this selection will take you far beyond the novelty wellies, muddy fields […]

Europe in diplomatic push to ease Russia sanctions

Europe in diplomatic push to ease Russia sanctions

Neil Hume in London, Guy Chazan in Berlin and Harriet Agnew in Paris April 20, 2018 Print this page A Europe-wide diplomatic push is under way to persuade the Trump administration to ease US sanctions targeting Russia, as fears mount that the restrictions are so severe they risk hitting manufacturing activity across the continent. Paris, […]

Kim Jong-un, Greece, Satan: Your Friday Briefing

Kim Jong-un, Greece, Satan: Your Friday Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • If the world economy is looking so great, why are global policymakers so gloomy? Worries about trade and debt are the top concerns for officials, above, gathering in Washington for the I.M.F. and World Bank meetings. Beyond the threat of a trade war, they are […]

Europe markets close mixed amid earnings; oil prices hit multi-year highs

Europe markets close mixed amid earnings; oil prices hit multi-year highs

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed at 0, with major bourses and business sectors pointing in different directions. Europe’s household goods led the losses, tumbling throughout the day to close 1.9 percent lower. Unilever was among the sector’s worst performers after the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant reported sales figures that were largely in line with expectations […]

Macron, at the Barricades, Warns of Rising Nationalism in Europe

Macron, at the Barricades, Warns of Rising Nationalism in Europe

Not long ago, the things Emmanuel Macron said this week would not have needed saying. Yet, addressing the European Parliament, the French president — barely 40 and not yet a year in office — sounded almost like a biblical prophet, warning of the rising fascination with antidemocratic and “illiberal” ideas, “the deadly tendency which might […]

Solar Power Output Surges as Temperatures Climb Across Europe

Solar Power Output Surges as Temperatures Climb Across Europe

Solar power production is surging as temperatures rise across Europe. Electricity flowing from photovoltaics in Germany may reach 25.5 gigawatts, just short of the 27-gigawatt record from last May, according to a Bloomberg’s solar model for Europe’s biggest energy market. The forecast is just one impact of the warmth spreading across the continent following a […]

European stocks end at 7-week high as traders take cue from Wall Street

European stocks end at 7-week high as traders take cue from Wall Street

European stocks logged the best close in about seven weeks, taking the lead from an upbeat session the prior day in the U.S., as attention shifted from geopolitical concerns to the earnings season. U.K. stocks erased an earlier loss and swung higher, after a mixed reading on the country’s labor market sent the pound lower. […]

France's Macron to outline his vision for Europe

France's Macron to outline his vision for Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to outline his vision for the future of Europe as he addresses the European Parliament. In his speech to European lawmakers Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Macron will launch a drive to seek European citizens’ opinions on the European Union’s future. Macron said in a television interview Sunday: “It’s now […]

European stocks close lower as geopolitical worries remain on traders' radars

European stocks close lower as geopolitical worries remain on traders' radars

European stocks ended lower on Monday, as traders weighed the limited strikes on the Syrian regime over the weekend and the potential for additional U.S. sanctions against Russia. Shares in Whitbread PLC surged after a U.S. activist hedge fund increased its stake in the British hotel and coffee-shop operator, but drops for Software AG and […]

Europe's EBRD considers expansion in Africa

Europe's EBRD considers expansion in Africa

Neil Buckley, East Europe Editor April 16, 2018 Print this page The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, founded to help finance the transition of former communist Europe to market democracy, is pitching to expand into sub-Saharan Africa — taking it far beyond its original roots. Sir Suma Chakrabarti told the Financial […]

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