Bullied by Trump, here's how Europe can punch back

Bullied by Trump, here's how Europe can punch back

BRUSSELS — He came, he saw, he vandalized. Donald Trump’s rampage of political destruction through Brussels and Britain has left NATO allies, European Union partners and believers in a U.S.-U.K. “special relationship” shaking their heads in dismay. And that’s before Monday’s one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which could illustrate yet again that this U.S. […]

Europe's Dependence on the US Was All Part of the Plan

Europe's Dependence on the US Was All Part of the Plan

As feared, the president of the United States arrived at this week’s NATO summit in a mood of preposterous spleen, profound contempt and shocking rudeness. He insisted on sharing before the cameras imaginary facts that hadn’t a thing to do with the summit agenda, and he refused to listen to anyone who tried, however gently, […]

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

By JESSE J. HOLLAND and RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lament this week that immigration is “changing the culture” of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable. […]

Off The Shelf: What Is Europe?

Off The Shelf: What Is Europe?

Outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels (Yves Herman/Reuters) Something is on the march there. Its character is not at all clear to me. Editor’s Note: Every week, Michael Brendan Dougherty writes an “Off the Shelf” column sharing casual observations on the books he’s reading and the passing scene. My mother was one of those Americans […]

France-Croatia final confirms Europe's World Cup dominance

France-Croatia final confirms Europe's World Cup dominance

A European nation is set to win the World Cup for the fourth time in a row this Sunday and in doing so confirm an unprecedented dominance for the Old World over their once mighty rivals in South America. Whether France or Croatia lift the trophy in Moscow, it will guarantee a minimum 20-year drought […]

European Governments Fail to Agree on Redistributing Migrants

European Governments Fail to Agree on Redistributing Migrants

INNSBRUCK, Austria—European governments on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on redistributing migrants across the bloc, one of the thorniest issues facing the continent as a popular backlash against refugees gathers speed. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had hoped to use a meeting of EU counterparts here in the Austrian Alps to persuade his Italian […]

European markets close higher after latest trade war jolt; Gerresheimer surges 9.5%

European markets close higher after latest trade war jolt; Gerresheimer surges 9.5%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 rose throughout the afternoon’s trade to close up by 0.8 percent, with all major bourses and most sectors in positive territory. Media was the best performing sector on Thursday, rallying to close 2.3 percent higher. Earlier in the day, the U.K. government cleared the way for Twenty-First Century Fox‘s bid to […]

Trump's Feud With Europe Is Worse Than You Think

Trump's Feud With Europe Is Worse Than You Think

If I learned one thing from my recent three week visit to Europe, it’s that the transatlantic partnership is in serious trouble. And I’m not talking about what Trump said at the NATO summit this morning, calling Germany Russia’s puppet and criticizing other longtime allies for not shelling out enough on defense. I’m talking about […]

Europe's Ice-Watching Satellite Dodges Space Junk in Orbit

Europe's Ice-Watching Satellite Dodges Space Junk in Orbit

An artist’s illustration of the European Space Agency’s CryoSat 2 satellite, which dodged a piece of space junk on July 9, 2018. Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab The European Space Agency nudged one of its satellites from its normal orbit this week to avoid a potential collision with space junk, with the satellite soaring almost 400 […]

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