Europe News

  • McIlroy backing Clarke for next European captain

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy is backing Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain for Europe.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Europe schism casts pall over British PM Cameron's big day

    By Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - A schism over Europe cast a pall over the final day of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party conference, the last before a national election next year, after a party donor became the latest figure to defect to the anti-EU…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Karadzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war, and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. sends 'Ironhorse' tanks to NATO's nervous Baltic front line

    By Peter Apps and Aija Krutaine WASHINGTON/RIGA (Reuters) - U.S. troops and tanks will deploy across the three Baltic states and Poland in the next two weeks on a mission designed to deliver an unmistakeable message of NATO resolve to Moscow. The "Ironhorse" armored cavalry unit, with around 700…

    Reuters
  • Indebted to America, Kosovo struggles to curb Islamist recruits

    By Fatos Bytyci KACANIK Kosovo (Reuters) - Born in Germany, Blerim Heta moved to his parents' native Kosovo as a 10-year-old boy in the wake of a NATO air war in 1999 to save the territory's ethnic Albanians from Serbian repression. They settled in Urosevac, where U.S. soldiers – greeted as heroes…

    Reuters
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  • Londoners divided on skyscraper boom

    London (AFP) - Skyscrapers are shooting up all over London, transforming a skyline once dominated by Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral.

    AFP
  • Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East

    By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left his country…

    Reuters
  • PSG beats Barcelona 3-2 in Champions League

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain may finally have what it takes to compete with the best teams in Europe after the French side upstaged Lionel Messi's Barcelona in a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
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  • Totti breaks record, earns Roma 1-1 draw with City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Francesco Totti's record-breaking goal earned Roma a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, exposing the English club's struggles in European competition again.

    Associated Press
  • US stocks meander in afternoon trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly drop this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal. Oil prices…

    Associated Press
  • Catalans rally for independence vote

    Barcelona (AFP) - Thousands of Catalans rallied in a rainstorm Tuesday as their leaders battled to defend their bid for a referendum on independence from Spain after a court suspended it.

    AFP
  • Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

    NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.

    Associated Press
  • 'We all thought we were going to die': Syria shipwreck survivor

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The light was fading so quickly that Mohammed Kazkji lost count of the number of people drowning around him. "I was terrified as it was getting dark and I thought no one would come for us," the 22-year-old student fleeing from Damascus,…

    Reuters
  • Balkans launch fight against jihadist recruitment

    Pristina (AFP) - With the world on high alert over foreign fighters joining jihadist ranks in Syria and Iraq, Balkan states are launching efforts to clamp down on recruiting in their region, considered fertile ground by Islamists.

    AFP
  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money.

    Associated Press