Paris murder stokes fears of rising anti-Semitism in France, Europe

Paris murder stokes fears of rising anti-Semitism in France, Europe

Mireille Knoll in Paris. The 85-year-old was found dead this month at her apartment. She had been stabbed multiple times and her home set ablaze.  ( REUTERS/Clotaire Achi) The grisly murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor in Paris is stoking fears of an escalation in anti-Semitism across France and Europe, where Jewish communities in a […]

Europe's Booming, but Investors Aren't Making a Cent

Europe's Booming, but Investors Aren't Making a Cent

Europe’s economic boom and its increasingly stable politics have fulfilled investors’ deepest wishes over the last year. All bar one: European stocks haven’t made them a single euro. In the past 12 months, the Stoxx Europe 600 has delivered a 1% loss in local-currency terms, accounting for both share-price appreciation and dividends, compared with a 14% total […]

As novichok unites Europe, Brexit seems more absurd

As novichok unites Europe, Brexit seems more absurd

Historians may one day be able to describe how, in March 2018, a major tipping point was reached in Europe’s fraught relationship with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. They will also surely ponder how a military-grade nerve agent called novichok, first developed in the Soviet Union of the 1970s and 80s, became a deciding factor in a […]

Expulsions, France, Facebook: Your Tuesday Briefing

Expulsions, France, Facebook: Your Tuesday Briefing

A number of anti-Semitic episodes have shaken France, and the speed with which the authorities labeled Ms. Knoll’s killing, in the apartment building above, a hate crime is being seen as a reaction to anger at the official response to the murder last year of another older Jewish woman. That woman was killed by a […]

Europe: The magic trick of the EU-Turkey deal

Europe: The magic trick of the EU-Turkey deal

Brussels, 24 March 2018 –This week signals the so-called EU-Turkey deal’s second year of existence. European States and EU institutions present this agreement as an achievement that dramatically, and almost magically, reduced the number of forced migrants arriving in Europe each day. Unfortunately, the true magic of the deal is that it made suffering and […]

Azerbaijan-Europe Gas Pipeline Gets $1B In Funding

Azerbaijan-Europe Gas Pipeline Gets $1B In Funding

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved 932 million Euros ($1.15 billion) in loans for the Trans Anatolian gas Pipeline (TANAP) being constructed across Turkey to carry gas from Azerbaijan to Turkish and European markets. The announcement of the funding for TANAP, which was first mooted early last year, and which has been under active […]

Make-up use makes Britain Europe's number one cotton bud polluter

Make-up use makes Britain Europe's number one cotton bud polluter

Heavy use of make-up has made Britain among the worst plastic polluters in Europe, a new study suggests. A major report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) showed the UK uses more plastic cotton buds – 13.2 billion items a year – than any other European nation and was the second biggest user of crisp […]

Wall St. Opens Higher Amid Fears of US-China Trade War

Wall St. Opens Higher Amid Fears of US-China Trade War

Europeans, in particular, took only small comfort from the Trump administration’s decision to exempt the European Union from the steel and aluminum tariffs. Business managers and political leaders fear that Europe could be caught in the crossfire of a trade war between two economic superpowers. The United States is Europe’s largest trading partner, but European […]

This is why anti-smoking activists call Austria the 'ashtray of Europe'

This is why anti-smoking activists call Austria the 'ashtray of Europe'

Deutsche Welle Published 4:13 p.m. ET March 22, 2018 Guests of a Vienna’s Cafe/Bar smoke cigarettes with their drinks in Vienna, Austria, on March 22, 2018.(Photo: Joe Klamar, AFP/Getty Images) Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to scrap a smoking ban in bars and restaurants set to be enforced in May. Lawmakers from the ruling center-right People’s […]

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