Europe orders emergency checks on engine type that exploded in fatal Southwest Airlines incident

Europe orders emergency checks on engine type that exploded in fatal Southwest Airlines incident

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines engine blowout earlier this week, citing risks of a similar mishap. The directives by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency for inspections of CFM56-7B engines, made […]

Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAirbus engineer Abbie Hutty gives a tour of the ExoMars rover test model So, here it is. Europe’s Mars rover. Or rather, a copy of it. This is what they call the Structural Thermal Model, or STM. It is one of three rovers that will be built […]

US, Europe order emergency checks on engine type in Southwest accident

US, Europe order emergency checks on engine type in Southwest accident

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) engine blowout earlier this week, citing risks of a similar mishap. The directives by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation […]

Belarus: Eastern Europe's digital dream?

Belarus: Eastern Europe's digital dream?

In the streets of Minsk, capital of Belarus, the legacy of the Soviet era is still very present. But on the outskirts of the city stands the new face of a technology park on which this country of some 10 million inhabitants, bases the hope of a new economic boom. “Is Belarus, the future Silicon […]

Covanta's green tech is a hit in Europe — is the US next?

Covanta's green tech is a hit in Europe — is the US next?

Investors interested in green technology might want to take a look at Covanta Holding Corp., an operator of energy-from-waste — or “EfW” — facilities with a stock that looks poised to break out as the company gears up for a period of sustained growth. But first Covanta […]

Trucking around Europe in nine days

Trucking around Europe in nine days

In the outskirts of Polish capital Warsaw a truck driver from Ukraine Ruslan Novikov starts the journey in his twin trailer truck. Our journalist Natalia Liubchenkova joins him for nine days. The cabin of the truck is Ruslan’s home for many months ahead. There is a bed right behind the driver’s seat. Underneath it – […]

Europe toughens cryptocurrency regulations in a bid to fight money laundering

Europe toughens cryptocurrency regulations in a bid to fight money laundering

Krisjanis Karins, a co-rapporteur for the EP said that criminals use anonymity to launder their illicit proceeds or finance terrorism the legislation will help address the threats to EU citizens and the financial sector by allowing greater access to information. Judith Sargentini, another member of the EP is hopeful that such measures will not only […]

Measles alert issued after holidaymakers return from Europe with bug

Measles alert issued after holidaymakers return from Europe with bug

A measles health alert has been issued after unvaccinated holidaymakers returning from Europe lead to a surge in cases. Public Health England have urged people to protect themselves from the viral illness as more than 250 cases have been reported since the start of the year. A further 90 laboratory tests are also underway, meaning […]

EU suspects tax fraud at China's new gateway to Europe

EU suspects tax fraud at China's new gateway to Europe

MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) – European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece’s largest port of Piraeus, a trade gateway between China and Europe, officials said. FILE PHOTO: A view of the Piraeus Container Terminal, near Athens, Greece, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File photo “The VAT […]