Migration to Europe in charts

Migration to Europe in charts

Image copyright Getty Images Migration has once again become one of the most important issues in Europe. Italy’s decision in June not to accept the rescue vessel Aquarius with more than 600 migrants on board attracted widespread criticism, and the issue of border controls for migrants threatened to break up the German coalition government. So, […]

Extreme weather across Europe delays flights, ferries and Eurotunnel

Extreme weather across Europe delays flights, ferries and Eurotunnel

Holidaymakers are experiencing long delays on flights, ferries and Eurotunnel trains as operators deal with the aftermath of extreme weather conditions in the UK and thunderstorms in Europe. Ryanair cancelled 14 flights from Stansted on Saturday due to the knock-on effects of air traffic control restrictions from storms on Friday and staff shortages caused by […]

Act of Defiance Casts Harsh Light on Europe's Deportations of Asylum Seekers

Act of Defiance Casts Harsh Light on Europe's Deportations of Asylum Seekers

The family then fled to Iran. Another of Mr. Khawari’s sisters, Donya Khanzadeh, 22, moved to Sweden eight years ago as an unaccompanied minor and successfully applied for asylum. Her sister and mother later joined her and received residency permits as part of a family reunification program. But Mr. Khawari, her brother, was ineligible because […]

Borrowers Tread Carefully in Europe's Frail Junk Bond Market

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Europe's prisons breed terrorism. Can anything be done?

Europe's prisons breed terrorism. Can anything be done?

by Amanda Erickson July 26 at 12:59 AM Email the author Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. When Benjamin Herman went to prison for assault and robbery in 2003, he […]

How this family of 5 is housesitting its way through Europe, staying for nearly free

How this family of 5 is housesitting its way through Europe, staying for nearly free

“Flights are so inexpensive coming in and out of London that we have used that as a ‘home base’ as we housesit and travel throughout Europe,” Jessica says. “TrustedHousesitters is also based in England, so finding sits there is very easy.” While Jessica says they travel with personal toiletries, homeowners often allow the family to […]

Wildfires have ignited inside the Arctic Circle

Wildfires have ignited inside the Arctic Circle

It’s so hot, even parts of the Arctic are on fire. Temperatures this month reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit well inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where the worst fires the country has seen in decades are now burning. More than 50 fires have ignited across the country, forcing evacuations. Finland and Norway are also fighting […]

Steve Bannon plans Europe-wide populist right campaign

Steve Bannon plans Europe-wide populist right campaign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon has been taking his message around Europe. Here he is addressing a debate in Prague Populists and right-wingers have a grip on power in Italy, Hungary and Austria, and now Donald Trump’s one-time adviser has designs on increasing their spread across Europe. Steve Bannon dreams of a […]

Google's $5 Billion Escape: Why Europe's Antitrust Cop Could Be Tougher On Data

Google's $5 Billion Escape: Why Europe's Antitrust Cop Could Be Tougher On Data

Margrethe Vestager in her office at the Competition Commission of the European Union in BrusselsPhoto by Parmy Olson When the EU revealed its latest antitrust fine on Google last week, it was hard not to balk at the number: $5 billion. It looked like another tough act from Margrethe Vestager, whose five-year stint as Europe’s […]