Europe sizzles as heatwave continues

Europe sizzles as heatwave continues

Europe continues to swelter after a weekend that saw near-record high temperatures of 46C in Portugal, not far off the three-decade European record of 48C held by Athens. In Madrid and other cities, tourists have been doing whatever they can to cool. “It has been extremely hot here,” said this tourist from the UK. “Being […]

Handful of tanker owners profiting from dwindling Iran-Europe trade

Highlights Shippers see margins soar for Iranian crude Freight premium more than doubles Shipowners in Europe still carrying Iran’s oil Flows to Europe expected to drop sharply London — Some shipowners are making huge margins transporting Iranian crude into Europe as the threat of falling foul of US sanctions […]

Animals Feel The Strain of Europe's Heatwave

Animals Feel The Strain of Europe's Heatwave

They’re getting shoes, taking shelter in tunnels, and finding other ways to keep cool in the dangerous heat. Parts of Europe are now so hot that their dogs need to wear shoes to go outside. So says the Zurich police force, at least. In a summer where much of Europe has seen unusually […]

Fast Europe Open: Germany factory orders, eurozone Sentix index

Fast Europe Open: Germany factory orders, eurozone Sentix index

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong August 6, 2018 Print this page Philip Hammond has warned senior City figures to prepare for a French-led attempt by the EU to bind Britain’s financial services sector in red tape after Brexit, leading to a possible loss of access to European markets.  The UK chancellor urged financial services chiefs […]

Europe Should Help the UK to Cancel Brexit

Europe Should Help the UK to Cancel Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting on Friday with President Emmanuel Macron of France is part of a wider effort to sell her Chequers plan for Brexit to European Union heads of government – and to loosen the grip of Michel Barnier, the unyielding civil servant who’s conducting the negotiations on their behalf. Her campaign […]

Europe's extreme heatwave sparks invasion of STINGRAYS with PARALYSING venom

Europe's extreme heatwave sparks invasion of STINGRAYS with PARALYSING venom

Swimmers on beaches from the Spanish coast to Italy and in Corsica have reported seeing stingrays close to the shore. There have been at least twenty sightings so far, according to scientists who have been monitoring the movements of sharks and stingrays in regions where temperatures have soared to around 35C. A French scientist has […]

The most relaxing places in Europe for a city break

The most relaxing places in Europe for a city break

Heading on a city break can mean packing a lot of vacation into a short amount of time, which can be as exhausting as it is exhilarating. But, if you are hoping to ensure your next weekend trip is as restful as possible, there’s a new list of the most relaxing spots in Europe. The […]