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Catalan Cause Ripples Across Europe With Surrender in Scotland

Catalan Cause Ripples Across Europe With Surrender in Scotland

A former member of the Catalan government that tried to declare independence from Spain turned herself in to Scottish police after a judge in Madrid ordered her detention on a European warrant. Clara Ponsati, head of education policy in Carles Puigdemont’s government, handed herself in at an Edinburgh police station on Wednesday morning. She was […]

Why the Snow in Parts of Europe Was Orange

Why the Snow in Parts of Europe Was Orange

The photos are surreal, like a Martian ski slope or a toasted marshmallow sky. But why did some people in Eastern Europe last week see the world in sepia tones? The answer lies hundreds of miles away. The orange-brown filter applied briefly to that part of the world was caused by dense Saharan dust kicked […]

How an Outraged Europe Agreed to a Hard Line on Putin

How an Outraged Europe Agreed to a Hard Line on Putin

“I can’t think of any previous occasion when so many countries have coordinated on expulsions,” said Ian Bond, a former British diplomat in Moscow, adding that for many of the smaller countries, “it’s the first time since the Cold War that they’ve even expelled one Russian diplomat.” Russia is always a tricky issue for the […]

Can Ford weather headwinds in Europe?

Can Ford weather headwinds in Europe?

Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION Ford’s European operations are huge when measured by number of employees: 54,000 people work in sales, development and at 16 plants in the region. The same is not true for profits. Ford made a pretax profit of $234 million last year in Europe compared with a $7.5 billion profit for […]

Qatalyst's Tardy-Joubert to Join Technology Fund Highland Europe

Qatalyst's Tardy-Joubert to Join Technology Fund Highland Europe

Jean Tardy-Joubert, who ran European operations for technology-focused investment bank Qatalyst Partners, has joined Highland Europe, a firm that provides growth capital to young companies in the region. Tardy-Joubert will be an advisory partner at Highland, the London- and Geneva-based firm said in a statement, while remaining a senior adviser at Qatalyst. Highland, which typically […]

Mount Etna: Europe's biggest volcano 'sliding towards the sea'

Mount Etna: Europe's biggest volcano 'sliding towards the sea'

The most active volcano in Europe is slowly sliding into the sea, according to new research. Mount Etna – located on the Italian island of Sicily – is edging towards the Mediterranean at a rate of around 14mm per year. While its movement may seem too slow to cause any concern, scientists studying the geology of […]

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles

Drug regulators in Europe and Japan have approved a recombinant, adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to prevent shingles (in Europe and Japan) and postherpetic neuralgia (in Europe only) in adults aged 50 years or older, the company has announced. Shingles is caused when the same varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox becomes reactivated. In most […]

Pace of global stocks sell-off eases in Europe

Pace of global stocks sell-off eases in Europe

Michael Hunter in London, Edward White in Taipei and Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong March 23, 2018 Friday 08.15 GMT What you need to know Equities fall across the board after China responds to US tariffs Extent of the selling eases in European trade Trump pledges that fresh protectionist measures are ‘first of many’ Yen, […]

Europe Said to Be Close to Exemption on Trump Metal Tariffs

Europe Said to Be Close to Exemption on Trump Metal Tariffs

The European Union believes it’s on track to be exempted from imminent U.S. tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, dialing down the risk of a trans-Atlantic trade war. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom ended two days of talks in Washington with the hope of a U.S. pledge to exclude the EU from the import duties […]

European markets close lower as Fed considers rate hike; Kingfisher dives 10.7%

European markets close lower as Fed considers rate hike; Kingfisher dives 10.7%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed slightly lower, down by 0.17 percent with business sectors and major bourses revealing a mixed bag at the end of the day’s trading. Europe’s basic resources recovered from losses earlier in the day, rallying 1.7 percent by the market close. Luxembourg-based steel-maker Arcelormittal topped the sector, closing up over 4 […]