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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:06:29 ESTPrime Minister Theresa May is set to declare Tuesday that Britain doesn’t want “partial membership” in the European Union “or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out,” in a closely watched speech in London.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:57:56 ESTAlthough President-elect Donald Trump has called the alliance “obsolete,” nearly 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday as part of an effort to bolster NATO defenses in the wake of Russia’s 2014 moves in Ukraine.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:19:32 ESTAn Uzbek national arrested after a weekslong nationwide man hunt has confessed to opening fire at an upscale Istanbul night club on New Year’s Eve in an attack that killed 39 revelers, according to a Turkish official.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:50:51 ESTRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the administration of President-elect Donald Trump should be invited to take part in Syria peace talks on Jan. 23.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:49:56 ESTWolfgang Schäuble issued stern warnings about the dangers posed by protectionist economic policies and an assertive Russia seeking to undermine Western democracies, underscoring the risk of a rift between incoming U.S. President Donald Trump and an important ally.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:41:23 ESTConsumer prices in the U.K. rose in December at their fastest annual rate for more than two years, fueled by a slide in the pound in the months since Britons voted to leave the European Union.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:20:37 ESTThe battle over Brexit will partly be one of narratives. In a much-anticipated speech this week, Theresa May will have the opportunity to fire her opening shots, Simon Nixon writes.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:43 ESTSix months into her U.K. premiership, Theresa May, whose primary qualification was that she was acceptable to both sides of the bitter Brexit debate, must now take a side, Simon Nixon writes.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:15:11 ESTAs Germany enters an unpredictable election year, Chancellor Angela Merkel is walking a tightrope. Anti-immigration politicians have hit out at her refugee policy and her approval ratings have slumped, but she has stood firm in support of open borders and globalization.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:46:49 ESTAs the world’s financial, corporate and political elites gather this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, the global economic order is teetering. The question is whether it can be rescued.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:59:14 ESTThe U.K. could change its economic model if it isn’t granted access to trade in the European Union after it leaves the bloc, U.K. Treasury Chief Philip Hammond indicated in an interview with a German newspaper.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:55:51 ESTSome 75 governments and international groups used Sunday’s gathering in Paris to send a message to President-elect Trump that the only viable solution to the conflict is the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:07:50 ESTRussia’s Defense Ministry dismissed allegations by the U.S. Air Force that its planes regularly fly too close to U.S. fighter jets, risking collision in the crowded skies above Syria.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:13:26 ESTThe elder daughter of Uzbekistan’s late President Islam Karimov was questioned recently over money-laundering accusations by Swiss prosecutors while under house arrest in Tashkent, according to a lawyer who attended the meetings.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:36:58 ESTThe U.S. deployment marked the first time Western forces are being kept on a continuous basis on NATO’s eastern flank, a move that has infuriated Moscow.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:01:58 ESTJames Lindley helps lay indigent servicemen to rest with military honors. A former Marine, he finds shelter from his own wartime demons by tending to those left behind.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:04:37 ESTThe departing U.S. ambassador to the European Union warned the Trump administration not to cheer for Brexit and expressed concern about the influence of Nigel Farage.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:21:05 ESTThe fraying finances of Greek households, which until now have made ends meet because of close-knit extended families and savings, form the backdrop to a looming showdown between the Greek government and its creditors.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:21:06 ESTTurkey’s central bank on Friday announced fresh measures on lira liquidity management to prop up the currency, in a move to raise borrowing costs for banks.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:30:00 ESTOne of the toughest questions British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to answer is whether the U.K. will seek to stay, at least temporarily, in the EU’s customs union. There are options.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:06:44 ESTMario Draghi risks becoming Europe’s political piñata this year because of highly charged elections in the eurozone’s biggest economies.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:56:32 ESTMarine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, took a break from her presidential campaign to make a surprise visit to Trump Tower on Thursday.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:41:04 ESTGermany’s economy grew strongly, propelled by a buoyant labor market and a pickup in government spending, likely making it one of the fastest-growing of the G-7 industrialized nations.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:45:38 ESTChristopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer now working for a private security-and-investigations firm, produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:39:14 ESTAmong investors and policy makers, all the talk is of political risks and how these might reignite the eurozone debt crisis, but the evidence of 2016 suggests otherwise, Simon Nixon writes.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:07:08 ESTNorway plans to replace all frequency modulation networks with digital radio by the end of 2017.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:10:12 ESTIn the absence of a detailed blueprint, investors and analysts are paying close attention to the public comments of Prime Minister Theresa May and her team. A perceived shift—or even a lack of one—can send markets spiraling.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:31 ESTThe number of asylum seekers entering Germany fell by about two thirds last year but the proportion of rejected applicants who left remained low, the government said, raising fears that criminals or extremists may remain in the country.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:58:28 ESTItalian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has had an emergency surgical procedure to clear an obstructed coronary artery, his spokeswoman said.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:42:57 ESTDonald Trump and Russia both lashed out at a dossier of unverified allegations involving the president-elect, with Mr. Trump dismissing the claims on Twitter and at a news conference.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:38:42 ESTItalian police arrested two people for allegedly hacking the email accounts of politicians, entrepreneurs and government officials, including European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:52:24 ESTGerman officials presented proposed measures to rein in known extremists after authorities failed to prevent a terrorist attack last month by Anis Amri, a Tunisian on a government watch list.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:32:54 ESTIceland’s Independence Party announced the formation of a coalition government, ending over two months of stalemate and seeing off a challenge from the anti-establishment Pirate Party.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:35:41 ESTThe real political risks for Europe stem less from national votes across the continent this year than in the EU’s persistent struggle to find common solutions to common problems, Simon Nixon writes.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:46:54 ESTThe Turkish central bank failed to stop the lira’s free fall with its limited step to boost liquidity in financial markets, amid political pressure to keep interest rates low.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:39:07 ESTU.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would make a definitive break with the European Union while still seeking to negotiate the best possible access to the bloc’s common market.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:04:54 ESTA leading opposition figure during the dictatorship, he later became the country’s first constitutionally elected, post-revolution prime minister.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:44:02 ESTEven though the U.K.’s aims in its exit talks with the EU remain unclear, the likely outcomes have narrowed even before divorce talks start in earnest later this year, Stephen Fidler writes.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:55:19 ESTDespite the announced withdrawal, Russia has said its support for the government of President Bashar al- and its campaign against ‘terrorism’ in Syria will continue.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:54:19 ESTNumerous chances to unmask the Abdeslam brothers before the Paris and Brussels attacks were missed, according to a report to the Belgian Parliament, including evidence they had relationships with other terror suspects, one brother’s possession of Jihadist printed material and the other’s use of the Islamic State flag on his social-media profile.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:14:24 ESTA meeting between the J.P. Morgan CEO and France’s president illustrates the minefield Europe’s political establishment is navigating as it seeks to capitalize on Brexit.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:18:44 ESTA Turkish court sentenced two military officials to life in prison in the first ruling related to the mid-July coup attempt, as authorities widened a nationwide crackdown against alleged perpetrators of the failed takeover.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:19:07 ESTFaced with the accusation that her government lacks a clear Brexit plan, the British leader’s much-awaited statements on her strategy take on even greater significance: Get the tone wrong, and the risk of a disorderly exit rises, Simon Nixon writes.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:10:00 ESTFrançois Fillon, a French presidential contender, has tapped conservative voters newly motivated by Christian heritage, spurred by social issues such as opposition to gay marriage and rising nationalism after Islamist terror attacks.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:14:24 ESTThe U.K.’s ambassador to the European Union has resigned, in a potential complication for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to trigger Brexit talks.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:23:40 ESTAcross northeastern Europe, people are signing up for military training, fearing a resurgent Russia and worried about how committed to their defense the U.S. will be under President-elect Donald Trump.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:04:28 ESTTurkey’s parliament voted to extend the government’s state-of-emergency powers following the deadly New Year’s attack claimed by Islamic State, as the country struggles to contain rising terrorist threats.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:41:57 ESTGermany’s top security official proposed giving more power to federal authorities to fill gaps laid bare by last month’s terror attack in Berlin.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:18:13 ESTIslamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly New Year’s attack in Istanbul, claiming the operation had targeted Turkey in retaliation for its military operations against the group in Syria.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:30:44 ESTThe Swiss use cash regularly to pay for purchases large and small, and their affinity shows no sign of abating despite a global trend toward cashless economies and electronic payments that can better track potential fraud.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:18:52 ESTIsraeli police said they questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours at his official residence on Monday on suspicion of receiving unlawful gifts.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 01:28:01 ESTThe gunman who opened fire in an Istanbul nightclub is believed to have dumped his weapon and made his escape by blending in with fleeing partygoers. At least 39 people died in the latest attack to rock a nation battling terrorism on multiple fronts.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:21:59 ESTFor Europe in 2017, the big question is whether fragile economic growth and unprecedented central-bank stimulus will be overtaken by populist politics.
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 04:16:10 ESTA lone gunman attacked a popular club shortly after midnight on New Year’s, Turkish officials said, marking one of the deadliest terrorist strikes in a country facing multiple threats.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:45:41 ESTRussian President Vladimir Putin delivered a videotaped address to his countrymen, congratulating them on the New Year’s holiday while acknowledging that 2016 wasn’t easy for Russia.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:11:05 ESTA 2013 article by Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov emphasized importance of cyberwarfare.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:15:04 ESTDion Nissenbaum, a Wall Street Journal staff reporter detained by Turkish authorities earlier this week, has returned safely to the U.S.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:18:54 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday promised that her government would do everything possible to assure public safety as she gears up for a tough re-election campaign next year.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:47:09 ESTBrazilian police officials said a military police officer has confessed to murdering Greece’s ambassador to Brazil on the day after Christmas at the behest of the diplomat’s wife, who the police said had been having an affair with the officer.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:43:36 ESTAydin Akay retired as a renowned attorney after a career serving in the Turkish foreign service and on courts around the world. He is now in prison for downloading a chat app.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:01:04 ESTA 40-year-old Tunisian man arrested in Berlin in connection with the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market has been released after authorities found they had the wrong person, Germany’s federal prosecutor said.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:24:23 ESTFrance’s two leading presidential candidates oppose sanctions against Moscow, threatening to upend Europe’s strategy for containing Russia’s military assertiveness.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:36:36 ESTA week after a deadly terror attack at a Christmas market, security-camera images lead to the arrests of six migrants who tried to set fire to a homeless man, feeding a debate over how Germany balances security and civil liberties.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:01:50 ESTAs Ireland’s data-protection chief, Helen Dixon is settling the pace for EU monitoring of global tech giants, including Facebook and its WhatsApp chat service.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:58:33 ESTRescue workers recovered the flight-data recorder from the Russian military aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:02:47 ESTLuxembourg published tightened tax rules, bending to pressure from the European Union to crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:02:23 ESTSpanish banks may suffer from emerging-market woes following Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory, particularly those exposed to Mexico.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:53:28 ESTRussia’s transportation minister, Maxim Sokolov, ruled out terrorism as the likely cause of the crash of a Russian military plane in southern Russia that killed 92 people.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:32:23 ESTGermany’s Christian tradition emphasizes Nächstenliebe: loving thy neighbor. But as the country celebrated a somber Christmas after the shock of last week’s terror attack in Berlin, some were reconsidering the limits of German compassion in a dangerous world.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:40:52 ESTGreece’s eurozone creditors agreed to unblock suspended debt-relief measures for the country, after Athens assured them that a Christmas gift it offered pensioners would be a one-off.
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:31:36 ESTPope Francis has wished Christmas peace for people scarred by wars and those who lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing “fear and death” in many cities and countries.
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:32:44 ESTThe 24-year-old Tunisian migrant suspected of killing 12 people in an attack in Berlin this week typified a new wave of young jihadists in Europe who mix drug dealing and other illegal activities with Islamist terror.
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:11:47 ESTWhat some see as a cult of personality is growing in Turkey as its president, who enjoys strong support among conservatives, Islamists and nationalists, accumulates authority, purges thousands accused of involvement in a failed July coup, and rules by decree. “I don’t care if they call me a dictator.”
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 06:51:00 ESTThe hunt for the suspect in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market ended in a shootout with Italian police near Milan, but the political fallout was just beginning to gather force.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:36:14 ESTA wave of nearly uncontrolled immigration, culminating in the 2015 mass arrival of refugees, has exposed Europe to security threats that will linger far into the future.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:30:50 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday promised an urgent review of the country’s handling of the suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker, saying her government would be ready to change course based on what it finds.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:32:42 ESTAnis Amri had eluded a Tunisian prison term for car robbery, deportation attempts by Italy and Germany, and a terrorism probe in Berlin before becoming the prime suspect in Monday’s deadly truck attack.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:34:21 ESTBecause the U.K. won’t have time in the two-year negotiating window to fully retool its relationship with the bloc, it will have to negotiate a transitional deal to cushion the blow—no easy task, Laurence Norman writes.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:38:34 ESTThe country is moving toward a referendum that if approved would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan near absolute power—and every new terrorist attack is likely to increase his chances of winning the vote.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:16:35 ESTThe U.K. economy grew faster than previously thought in the three months following June’s vote to leave the European Union, suggesting there was no significant post-referendum slowdown.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:53:34 ESTGerman investigators said fingerprints found in the truck used in this week’s terror attack pointed to the central suspect as the likely perpetrator, as it emerged that Germany had alerted the U.S. in June that the 24-year-old Tunisian asylum seeker may pose a risk.