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Why fall is the best time of year to travel to Europe

Fall is a season for rejoicing, because while the weather cools off in the Northern Hemisphere and birds begin their long slog south, travel to Europe is at its best. Gone are the hordes of tourists in sweat-soaked tank tops. You’re looking at sweater weather. Better yet, you’re looking at European scarf weather.

U.S. consumers snap up Italian Parmesan before tariffs hit

The Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti said Friday that sales of both Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano, aged cheeses with a distinctive granular quality that are defined by their territory of origin, have skyrocketed in the United States by 220% since the higher tariffs were announced one week ago.

Passengers protest aboard Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

The disappointment started mounting the first day of a two-week Norwegian Cruise Line voyage in Europe. So by the time the Norwegian Spirit had diverted to several alternative ports – spending extra unplanned days at sea – passengers were on edge.

Europe praises Ukraine deal, but opposition sees a betrayal

Russia and European powers, eager to end a protracted military conflict in eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday welcomed the new accord between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists but many in Ukraine dismissed it as a capitulation to Moscow.

UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already.

WATCH: Gonzaga Women’s Basketball Goes To Europe

Gonzaga Women's Basketball are getting ready for their upcoming season, and what better way to do that then playing overseas. Coach Fortier and her team tell SWX what they are looking forward to on their European adventure.

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

The temperature’s dropping but Europe’s troubles aren’t over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing trouble at British airports and beyond on one of the most hectic travel days of the year.