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Police raid football clubs across Europe

Police raid football clubs across Europe

Year-long probe into football shows ‘possible influencing of games’ over the last season Brussels: A massive corruption scandal engulfed Belgian football on Wednesday when authorities carried out 57 police raids in the country and around Europe in a probe into financial fraud and match-fixing. The federal prosecutor’s office said 44 raids were being held in […]

Council of Europe Postpones Vote on Russia Return

Council of Europe Postpones Vote on Russia Return

STRASBOURG, FRANCE —  Council of Europe delegates voted Tuesday to delay action on a proposed rule change which could restore Russia’s voting rights, stripped in 2014 after Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. During a plenary session of the rights body’s parliamentary assembly, delegates sent the proposal back for further committee study by a vote […]

Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe is forecast to hit global growth this year and reverberate through 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest health check on the global economy. The escalation of the US president’s protectionist policies, which has resulted in the world’s largest economy doubling import duties on […]

Supreme Court, Saudi Dissident, Interpol: Your Monday Briefing

Supreme Court, Saudi Dissident, Interpol: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Remaking a court, ramping up Turkish-Saudi tensions, tearing up church ties in Ukraine. Here’s the latest: • Remaking the U.S. Supreme Court. At a cost. Against the backdrop of bitter protests, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the country’s highest court by one […]

European Soccer Is Set Up to Protect Superstar Players. So What's Next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

European Soccer Is Set Up to Protect Superstar Players. So What's Next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

Nine years ago, Kathryn Mayorga signed a non-disclosure agreement presented to her by lawyers for the international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Last week, in an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel and in court filings in Las Vegas challenging that NDA, Mayorga broke her silence and spoke out publicly. She says Ronaldo raped her […]

Romanian Referendum Seeks To Broaden Same-Sex Marriage Restrictions In Eastern Europe

Romanian Referendum Seeks To Broaden Same-Sex Marriage Restrictions In Eastern Europe

A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in a referendum to change the constitutional definition of “family”, on October 6, 2018. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in […]

Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend

Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend

Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend | Travel + Leisure Fly Round-trip to Europe Starting at $272 If You Book This Weekend Source link

Why a Political Battle for Warsaw Has Ramifications for Europe

Why a Political Battle for Warsaw Has Ramifications for Europe

Why a Political Battle for Warsaw Has Ramifications for Europe  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Russia-linked hackers attacked governments in Europe and Latin America

Russia-linked hackers attacked governments in Europe and Latin America

The Kremlin-linked hacking group that interfered in the 2016 US presidential election is now attacking governments in Europe and Latin America. According to a Thursday morning blog post by Symantec, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, the hackers known as Fancy Bear have tried to obtain intelligence from military targets and governments in Europe, […]

Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

Ukraine, which has served as the main transit route for Russian gas supplies to Europe, has strongly opposed the Russian pipeline, fearing that it would leave its pipeline empty. The two ex-Soviet neighbors have been locked in a bitter tug-of-war after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Source link