Europe could take a tougher stance on Iran

Europe could take a tougher stance on Iran

May 16, 2018 Print this page May I suggest that Philip Stephens is asking the wrong question (“ How Europe should react to Trump ”, May 11)? One of Obama’s first acts as President was to literally and figuratively extend an unclenched hand of friendship and peace to Iran, to no avail. In the years […]

Bosnia Struggles With Thousands Of Migrants On New Route To Western Europe

Bosnia Struggles With Thousands Of Migrants On New Route To Western Europe

Bosnia is struggling to cope with an influx of thousands of migrants mostly from the Middle East trying to reach Western Europe that authorities and aid groups warn could develop into a crisis. Bosnia’s governing council met on May 15 to consider measures to deal with the thousands of migrants who have turned to the […]

Vega: Europe's Light Launcher

Vega: Europe's Light Launcher

Vega lifts off Nov. 7 with the Moroccan Earth observation satellite Mohammed 6-A. Credit: Arianespace video still Vega is a rocket operated by Arianespace to send small spacecraft or payloads to polar and low Earth orbits. It was developed jointly by the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, with assistance from other […]

Euroscepticism is eating away at Europe

Euroscepticism is eating away at Europe

Another week, another comedy of errors in Westminster. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told foreign secretary Boris Johnson to keep his disagreements over Brexit private. Things are in disarray just as the UK government gets down to the gargantuan task of establishing a new commercial relationship with continent. Regardless of whether you love or loathe […]

Europe's Data Protection Law Is a Big, Confusing Mess

Europe's Data Protection Law Is a Big, Confusing Mess

There’s another reason for the regulation’s complexity and ambiguity: What are often framed as legal and technical questions are also questions of values. The European Union’s 28 member states have different historical experiences and contemporary attitudes about data collection. Germans, recalling the Nazis’ deadly efficient use of information, are suspicious of government or corporate collection […]

Gonorrhea surveillance study maps antibiotic resistance across Europe

Gonorrhea surveillance study maps antibiotic resistance across Europe

The first European-wide genomic survey of gonorrhoea has mapped antibiotic resistance in this sexually transmitted disease throughout the continent. Researchers at The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (CGPS), the Wellcome Sanger Institute, European Centre for Disease Control, and their collaborators also showed that using DNA sequencing data they could accurately determine antibiotic resistance and identify […]

East Europe's Economies Say Goodbye to Peak Growth as Boom Fades

East Europe's Economies Say Goodbye to Peak Growth as Boom Fades

Eastern Europe’s economic boom, which produced some of the world’s fastest growth rates, passed its peak as inflation returns and interest rates begin to rise. Expansion fueled by higher investment, rising wages and consumer spending slowed on an annual basis in the first quarter in the Czech Republic and Romania, while holding steady in Hungary […]

WOW air to start low-cost flights linking India, Europe, North America

WOW air to start low-cost flights linking India, Europe, North America

NEW DELHI: WOW air, Iceland’s low-fare transatlantic airline, on Tuesday announced the launch of its flight operations in India from December 7, 2018, with ‘airfares that will enable everyone to fly’. The airline said that it will have five direct flights a week between New Delhi and Keflavik airport in Iceland that will connect to […]

With few options, Iran, Europe try to save nuclear deal

With few options, Iran, Europe try to save nuclear deal

Europe and Iran sought a united front on Tuesday to save the nuclear deal U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last week, with Britain warning against regime change and Tehran expressing hope it could keep the economic benefits of the accord. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Brussels ahead of a meeting with his […]