Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and even Istanbul was covered with a blanket of snow. […]

Obama calls for ‘course correction’ on globalisation during Europe visit

Obama calls for ‘course correction’ on globalisation during Europe visit

US President Barack Obama arrived in Germany on Wednesday on the final leg of a European tour aimed at reassuring key allies about transatlantic ties under his successor Donald Trump. Obama touched down in Berlin for a visit due to last until Friday, during which he will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as […]

Portugal’s Ronaldo wins UEFA award for best player in Europe

Portugal’s Ronaldo wins UEFA award for best player in Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid. Ronaldo, a favorite for a fourth world player of the year award, beat club teammate Gareth Bale of Wales and Atletico Madrid’s France star Antoine […]

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

The showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but it’s also sowing discord within the diaspora. In the southern German city of Stuttgart, 15 members of a local football team quit last month after threats vowing to “drink […]

Attacks across Europe: ‘Terrorists are not mentally ill’

Attacks across Europe: ‘Terrorists are not mentally ill’

Several of the perpetrators of recent attacks in Europe, from Nice to this weekend’s suicide bombing in Germany, have been reported to suffer from psychiatric problems. Yet for Dr. Samuel Leistedt, mental illness does not explain their actions. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who killed 84 people at the end of Bastille Day celebrations in […]

Lone gunman kills nine in German shopping mall

Lone gunman kills nine in German shopping mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a dual national from Munich, was later […]

Scottish leader’s plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels

Scottish leader’s plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon got a “sympathetic” hearing in Brussels on Wednesday as she pleaded her case for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain’s vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom. But she drew a rebuff from Spain and a mixed response from European officials. EU leaders met for […]

Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, if we know how to seize it

Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, if we know how to seize it

The huge victory for the Brexit camp might throw Europe off balance at first, but it will put an end to the ambiguities of the UK’s position in Europe, and force Europeans to reinvent themselves. The alarmists who are making a lot of noise over the British vote might disagree, but Brexit could be an […]

Worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe, says UN chief

Worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe, says UN chief

The UN’s refugee chief says a worrying “climate of xenophobia” has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II. The number of refugees and displaced people rose to a record 65.3 milion at the end of 2015, compared with 59.5 million in 2014. According to […]

‘Let’s stay together’, Europe pleads with a reluctant Britain

‘Let’s stay together’, Europe pleads with a reluctant Britain

With just two weeks to go before the June 23 referendum, EU countries have indicated they overwhelmingly want their British partners to reject a “Brexit” withdrawal from the European Union, according to a poll of nine member states. In stark contrast to poll results in the UK, which show a slight lead for the “Out” […]