Venezuela, Heat Wave, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing

Venezuela, Heat Wave, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. An assassination attempt in Venezuela, a heat wave in Europe, and the new face of tattoos. Here’s the latest: • “I have full confidence in the people and the armed forces and the God who protects me.” That was what President Nicolás Maduro […]

Steve Bannon's Big Plan For Europe Has Some Big Flaws

Steve Bannon's Big Plan For Europe Has Some Big Flaws

As Steve Bannon publicly fantasizes about creating a right-wing “supergroup” in the European Union’s legislature, it’s already looking unlikely that he can take the first step on that journey: becoming a central player in populist parties’ plans to win big at the European Parliament elections next May. Last month, Bannon pledged to set up a […]

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week  AccuWeather.com Heatwave temperatures may top 45C in southern Europe  The Guardian Europe set for hottest weather ever recorded as temperatures forecast to hit 47C  The Independent Scorched Earth: Spain hits near-record temperatures of 108F as Iberian Plume kills three, glaciers melt in the […]

EUROPE weather forecast LIVE updates: Heatwave kills 3 as Europe faces hottest EVER day

EUROPE weather forecast LIVE updates: Heatwave kills 3 as Europe faces hottest EVER day

In some of Britain’s favourite holiday resorts in Spain and Portugal the mercury was expected to nudge 120 DEGREES FARENHEIT (49C) – and weather forecasters were predicting Europe’s highest ever temperatures at locations further inland. Eight areas in central, south and east of Portugal have already broken local temperature records. In Spain too, as the […]

Summer heat sizzles Europe: Portugal and Spain brace for potentially record-breaking temperatures

Summer heat sizzles Europe: Portugal and Spain brace for potentially record-breaking temperatures

With Europe facing a wide-ranging heatwave, some areas of Spain and Portugal are bracing for potentially record-breaking temperatures. The current European record of about 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), which was registered in Athens during the summer of 1977, could be broken in the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain and Portugal, said Becky Mitchell, […]

European markets open higher amid earnings

European markets open higher amid earnings

On Thursday, the Bank of England hiked interest rates to 0.75 percent. This was thanks to a strong labor market and credit growth, and in spite of uncertainty over the U.K. economy as its divorce from the European Union nears. Stateside, Apple’s valuation hit the $1 trillion mark — boosting the S&P and the Nasdaq. […]

Sweden's tallest peak shrinks as extreme heat wave bakes Europe

Sweden's tallest peak shrinks as extreme heat wave bakes Europe

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE LONDON — Sweden’s tallest peak is on course to lose that title as a persistent heat wave melts away inches of the glacier atop it daily. The height of Kebnekaise mountain dropped by 13 feet during July, according […]

5 lessons from Team Obama to save Europe

5 lessons from Team Obama to save Europe

PARIS — With next year’s European Parliament election shaping up as a showdown between pro-EU parties and Euroskeptics, the race is on for both sides to find a winning edge. For the pro-EU camp, one possible source of inspiration lies in Barack Obama’s successful U.S. presidential campaigns, which managed twice to win majorities for liberal […]

The biggest remaining Ryder Cup questions for the US and Europe

The biggest remaining Ryder Cup questions for the US and Europe

AKRON, Ohio — The next two weeks will go a long way toward shaping the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams. Not only do the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship count on both the PGA Tour and European Tour, but both events offer an abundance of prize money and world ranking points — the latter […]