Stories tagged: Europe
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused European Union officials of trying to influence the U.K. elections, ratcheting up tensions with Brussels over her country’s departure from the bloc.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Britain’s prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its “divorce bill” from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economy of the 19-country eurozone is becoming stronger.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential runoff May 7.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
I always search for the road less touristed. Yet it was not without trepidation that I drove with my spouse across the Hungarian plain from Budapest into Kosice, Slovakia’s second-largest …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Dutch authorities have carried out raids in multiple countries in an investigation into dozens of people suspected of tax evasion and money laundering via an unidentified Swiss bank.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Russia’s suspected interference in last year’s U.S. presidential election may have come as a surprise to some. But to many European nations, such an intrusion is nothing new.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said NATO is crucial to countering Russian aggression, easing allies’ concerns about President Donald Trump’s commitment to trans-Atlantic security while repeating demands for members …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain’s future relationship with the bloc as early as the fall if decisive progress is made on …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party won a state election as the main opposition party fell short of polls forecasting a surge, according to exit polls, potentially denting her Social Democrat …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO allies next week in Brussels, a move that could quell controversy over his earlier decision to skip a long-planned summit of …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
The Scottish Parliament will vote Wednesday evening on whether to back calls for a second independence referendum, potentially setting the stage for a clash between the British prime minister and …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday that there will be “serious consequences for everyone” if the two sides fail to clinch a deal within two years.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign’s first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Thursday to scrap a deal with the European Union to readmit migrants who have crossed illegally into Europe, amid a standoff with European …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Twenty-five years ago, when plans for the euro were formally set down, an unofficial promise was made: Bring this currency to life, and the economies that use it will grow …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.
A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy is thanking President Donald Trump for what she describes as his administration’s intervention …