Migrants hopeful for new start in Europe

Migrants hopeful for new start in Europe

ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Izzeddin al-Ghalban’s first attempt to reach Europe ended when the boat engine died. The Libyan coast guard thwarted his second. After a third try, the 23-year-old rested on the deck of a Spanish aid group’s rescue ship as it headed toward Barcelona, grateful that he finally […]

Competing Visions of Europe Are Threatening to Tear the Union Apart

Competing Visions of Europe Are Threatening to Tear the Union Apart

Last Thursday the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warned that the future of the EU depended on whether it could find answers to the question of migration. But as difficult as the issue of migration is, it is actually just one element of the hugely complex challenge facing the EU, which is divided along multiple, overlapping faultlines that have […]

Abe to travel to Europe, Middle East next week

Abe to travel to Europe, Middle East next week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Mainichi) TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will embark on a tour of Europe and the Middle East from July 11, during which a signing ceremony for a free trade pact between Japan and the European Union will be […]

Italy's League chief Salvini vows to take success Europe-wide

Italy's League chief Salvini vows to take success Europe-wide

By Ilaria Polleschi PONTIDA, Italy (Reuters) – Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s right-wing League which is surging in opinion polls, said on Sunday he wanted to expand its success to create a pan-European association of like-minded, nationalist parties. In a keynote speech at the League’s annual gathering in countryside north of Milan, Salvini said the […]

Europe trip part of OSU basketball team's 'holistic' experience

Europe trip part of OSU basketball team's 'holistic' experience

There’s also the benefits of the practice time and competition for a team and a coaching staff that returns only three scholarship players who had game action last season. The Cowboys have five freshmen, and their lone senior, Mike Cunningham, is a graduate transfer yet to play a minute in an OSU uniform. But Boynton […]

Europe Moves in Parallel to US to Manage Immigration

Europe Moves in Parallel to US to Manage Immigration

The U.S. and Europe face migration challenges at their borders that differ in origin but result in the same political problem: how to stop illegal arrivals while meeting demands for the humane treatment of migrants. Immigration to the U.S. and Europe isn’t at historically high levels—in fact, Europe’s illegal border crossings are down 95% compared […]

US Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants

US Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants

The U.S. ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., a career diplomat and member of the senior foreign service ranks, announced to friends Friday that he was resigning amid a string of controversial comments President Donald Trump made about U.S. allies in Europe. Melville, who has served as a diplomat for 33 years and as […]

EU Reaches a Deal on Migration at Summit Meeting, but Details Are Sketchy

EU Reaches a Deal on Migration at Summit Meeting, but Details Are Sketchy

But given the tough stance on migration being taken by countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary, Mr. Tusk suggested, Europe needed to act. “Some may think I am too tough in my proposals on migration, but trust me,” he said. “If we don’t agree on them then you will see some really tough proposals from […]