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US to turn on missile shield in Romania

US to turn on missile shield in Romania

Image copyright EPA Image caption The USS Donald Cook – seen here in Poland last month – has the Aegis missile capability The US is to activate a land-based missile defence station in Romania, which will form part of a larger and controversial European shield. Senior US and Nato officials are expected at the ceremony […]

Turkey ‘losing hope’ for EU visa deal

Turkey ‘losing hope’ for EU visa deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Volkan Bozkir (left) was speaking after meeting senior members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg The Turkish minister for European Union affairs has told the BBC he is losing hope of getting a deal on visa-free travel for Turks within Europe. Volkan Bozkir said changing anti-terror laws in Turkey would […]

US to open anti-missile base in Romania

US to open anti-missile base in Romania

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US Navy has previously tested missiles for the Aegis shield (file pic 5 Jun 2008) The US is to activate a land-based missile defence station in Romania, which will form part of a larger and controversial European shield. Senior US and Nato officials are expected at the ceremony […]

Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

Image copyright AP Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (front) said the paintings were recovered during a “brilliant operation” The Ukrainian authorities say they have recovered 17 paintings – worth more than €17m (£13m; $18m) – that were stolen from an Italian museum in 2015. They say border guards found the works of art hidden […]

Ministers to unveil ‘major BBC overhaul’

Ministers to unveil ‘major BBC overhaul’

Plans for a “major overhaul” of how the BBC is run are expected to be unveiled in a government White Paper later. The trust governing the BBC is expected to be abolished, and a new board set up to run day-to-day matters, while Ofcom will become its external regulator. Ministers will say that the licence […]

Draghi Dreams of Better Union as Europe Bickers Over Greece – Bloomberg … – Bloomberg

The founding fathers of the European project wanted an “ever-closer” union. Mario Draghi says the immediate goal should be one that’s less imperfect. Attempting to move forward after the political squabbles that almost — again — ended with a rupture in the euro area over Greece, the European Central Bank president is making a plea […]

World stocks uneven as Europe rally on Greece fades – CBS News – CBS News

HONG KONG – World stock markets were uneven Friday as Europe’s rally faded while most Asian indexes advanced, led by a jump in Chinese shares, after strong U.S. earnings. European stocks were mixed in early trading, with France’s CAC 40 up less than 0.1 percent to 5,124.73. Germany’s DAX slipped 0.1 percent to 11,705.67. Britain’s […]

German muscle threatens European solidarity – BBC News – BBC News

German muscle threatens European solidarity – BBC News – BBC News

Greece feels it has been harshly treated This is not the end of the drama for the European Union. Perhaps, the passion play we are witnessing is just the prologue to tragedy. Tragedy, after all, depends upon the blossoming of flaws that undermine an otherwise noble character. In this case, it makes the Europe Union […]

Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power : News – STLtoday.com

TEMELIN NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic (AP) — A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit nations once on the opposite sides of the Iron Curtain against one another. Germany and Austria, stalwarts of the rich West, have long decided to go strictly nuclear […]

Huawei Says Europe Is ‘Like a Second Home Market’ – Digits – WSJ – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Archibald Preuschat FRANKFURT–Chinese networking and devices maker Huawei Technologies Co. may be locked out of the U.S. for now, but in Europe it’s on a deal-making frenzy. The Chinese firm has inked 15 deals teaming up with European firms so far this year, almost as many as in all of 2014. The partnerships focus […]