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Will Worker Strike in Europe Deter Amazon's Holiday Plans?

Will Worker Strike in Europe Deter Amazon's Holiday Plans?

Amazon (AMZN – Free Report) received a jolt in its preparation for the holiday season in the form of a worker strike in Europe on Black Friday. The company witnessed strong protests by workers in several countries namely the U.K., Italy, Germany and Spain. The workers alleged that poor and unfair working conditions in the […]

Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonah Fisher talks to a commander of the Ukrainian Navy about the tensions in the Azov Sea Russia has fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Two gunboats and a tug were […]

EU tariffs cutting off small US distillers' bourbon sales in Europe

EU tariffs cutting off small US distillers' bourbon sales in Europe

Bloomberg News/CHRIS RATCLIFFE A waiter pours bourbon at a Bar and Block restaurant earlier this year in London . Small U.S. bourbon producers are finding that European drinkers love their products. It’s those tariffs that don’t go down so smoothly. After the European Union’s June implementation of a 25 percent tariff on bourbon, the popular […]

Europe heads off Gibraltar spat to save Brexit summit

Europe heads off Gibraltar spat to save Brexit summit

European leaders resolved a last-minute dispute over the future of Gibraltar on Saturday, clearing the way for a summit to approve the Brexit deal. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez withdrew a threat to boycott Sunday’s European Council just hours before Britain’s Theresa May was due in Brussels. The British premier plans to meet EU leaders […]

European stocks eke out small gains to end week, despite weak oil, Brexit-deal doubts

European stocks eke out small gains to end week, despite weak oil, Brexit-deal doubts

European markets managed to eke out a small gain and finish in positive territory on Friday, as sharply weaker oil prices weighed on many stock benchmarks. That included those in the U.S., which ended a shortened session in the red. How are the markets performing? The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

Hillary Clinton Says Europe Must 'Get a Handle' on Migration to Thwart Populism

Hillary Clinton Says Europe Must 'Get a Handle' on Migration to Thwart Populism

Europe’s leaders need to send a much stronger message that they will no longer offer “refuge and support” to migrants if they want to curb the right-wing populism spreading across the Continent, Hillary Clinton warned in an interview published Thursday. Mrs. Clinton said that while the decision of some nations to welcome migrants was admirable, […]

Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.7 percent to 21,646.55 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.2 percent to 26,019.41. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.3 percent to 2,069.95. The Shanghai Composite shed 0.2 percent to 2,645.43. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9 percent to 5,691.30. Shares fell in Taiwan and Thailand but rose […]

TwitchCon Expands to Europe in 2019

TwitchCon Expands to Europe in 2019

TwitchCon is headed to Europe next year, doubling the number of Twitch-focused conventions the streaming company puts on in 2019. TwitchCon Europe will run from April 13 to 14 at Berlin’s CityCube. The location was selected, Twitch said, because of it’s centralized location and Germany’s status as “one of the top performing countries in terms […]

SiriusXM's Acquisition of Pandora Approved in Europe, Where Neither Service Is Available

SiriusXM's Acquisition of Pandora Approved in Europe, Where Neither Service Is Available

SiriusXM’s announcement in September that it agreed to acquire Pandora in a deal worth some $3.5 billion in stock was big news for the digital audio world, with the conglomerate creating an industry-leading company with more than $7 billion in expected revenue. Indeed, the combined company has a big footprint in the digital audio space, […]

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

Europe is the goal. But many African migrants’ journeys stop short in Libyan detention camps, rife with abuse and even enslavement. Nearly 56,000 asylum seekers have registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Libya. Today, through a fledgling program called the Emergency Transit Mechanism, the UNHCR has airlifted some 1,850 out of the […]