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Is Matera's crumbling beauty ready for its year in Europe's cultural sun?

Is Matera's crumbling beauty ready for its year in Europe's cultural sun?

When the southern Italian city of Matera found out it had been selected as the 2019 European capital of culture, its ancient streets echoed with cheers. Thousands gathered in October 2014 to watch the announcement live from Brussels in a central piazza. “It reminded me of the day when Napoli announced it had acquired Diego […]

Britain and Europe: United in Censorship

Britain and Europe: United in Censorship

An anti-Brexit demonstrator chats to police officers outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. (Hannah McKay/Reuters ) The U.K.’s negotiations with the EU over Brexit may be going badly, very badly, but when it comes to the suppression of free speech, it appears that there is very little that divides Britain […]

I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.

I wanted to understand Europe's populism. So I talked to Bono.

I wanted to understand Europe’s populism. So I talked to Bono.  Washington Post Full coverage Source link

The EU Is Looking Like Europe's Next Failed Empire

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Fourth win in a row on the line for Europe stocks; UK banks in the lead

Fourth win in a row on the line for Europe stocks; UK banks in the lead

Europe’s main stock gauge edged higher Wednesday, set to deliver its fourth straight winning session as banks and materials stocks posted gains. Danske Bank AS stood out among the losers as its top executive stepped down over a money-laundering scandal. What are markets doing? The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

One of Europe's biggest universities is in need of repair

One of Europe's biggest universities is in need of repair

WHEN the Open University (OU) was founded in 1969 to offer distance-learning degrees, the intention was to throw open the gates of higher education. It would offer respected, cheap qualifications to students lacking the exam results or freedom to attend other universities. Despite scepticism at the time, it became the largest university in Europe, and […]

Survey Finds Support in Europe for Some Restrictions on Muslim Clothing

Survey Finds Support in Europe for Some Restrictions on Muslim Clothing

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on the religious clothing that Muslim women can wear in public, according to research released Monday by the Pew Research Center. A median 50 percent of non-Muslim adults in the 15 countries surveyed said Muslim women should be allowed to wear religious clothing unless it covers their […]

European markets mixed amid fresh US trade tariff threat; H&M shares climb 10%

European markets mixed amid fresh US trade tariff threat; H&M shares climb 10%

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after Reuters reported President Donald Trump is likely announce new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports as early as Monday. The tariff level is expected to be around 10 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal, far below the 25 percent the White House […]

Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in

Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in

Super typhoon batters China amid rising death toll Read more Death toll climbs as tropical storm Florence batters US Read more Paris bans cars for the day, asks Europe to join in Read more Kenya’s Kipchoge breaks marathon world record Read more ‘No pee in Paris’: The city’s latest public urination campaign goes viral Read […]

Europe must halve meat and dairy production by 2050 to save planet, expert says

Europe must halve meat and dairy production by 2050 to save planet, expert says

Europe’s agriculture industry is being urged to reduce meat and dairy production after research suggested it has surpassed safe limits for greenhouse emissions. A report from Rural Investment Support For Europe (RISE) supports Greenpeace’s campaign to drastically reduce global meat and dairy production by 2050 to keep the Paris climate agreement on track. The EU’s former environment […]

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