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Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as U.S. tariffs hit EU goods

French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products.


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. …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

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 – …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

20,000 US troops to go to Europe for 2020 training exercise

The U.S. military says it’s preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic for training in more …


EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

The European Union’s top court has ruled that member states can force Facebook to remove or block unlawful material worldwide.


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 …


Storm in central Europe kills 2, disrupts travel and power

High winds swept across parts of central Europe on Monday, leaving two people dead, disrupting transport and causing power outages for thousands of households.


Google to invest $3.3 billion in European data centers

Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years.


Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Kosovo’s prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country.


Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


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 …


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from ‘all places’

A biographer of the poet who wrote the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty challenged a Trump administration official who said the famous poen welcomed only people from Europe.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday.


U.S. will test new missile technology after Russia treaty ends

The U.S. is planning to conduct tests soon on new missile technology that would have violated a treaty with Russia that expired Friday, senior administration officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

150 migrants feared dead after boats capsize off Libya coast

Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just days fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans …


New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.


UK: Europe-led mission will protect vital shipping in Gulf

Britain announced plans Monday to develop and deploy a Europe-led “maritime protection mission” to safeguard shipping in the vital Strait of Hormuz in light of Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged …


Location of US nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body

A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear …


Caught between US and Iran, Europe struggles with diplomacy

France on Tuesday sent a top diplomat to Tehran to urge Iran to scale back its recently increased uranium enrichment activities, a mission underscored by a call from Europe for …


Massive police effort leads to steroid busts across Europe

A massive law-enforcement bust across Europe has resulted in the seizure of 24 tons of raw steroid powder and the closure of nine underground labs that produced performance-enhancing drugs and …


Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment

A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

U.S. futures, Europe stocks gain before jobs report

U.S. stock futures and European shares edged higher Thursday in a lackluster session marked by thin trading volumes thanks to the American holiday. Gold slipped but stayed above $1,400 and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Deadly land, deadly sea: Libya migrants face brutal choice

A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital …


Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of restructuring

Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability.