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Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey’s coast guard said.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional U.S. troops into Poland from Germany or elsewhere in Europe.


UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

The European Union’s traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a …


Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across …


Up to 70 migrants drown after their boat sinks off Tunisia

As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 others on the boat were …


One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

One more funeral, one less witness to the world’s worst war. Bernard Dargols lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day, 75 …


Cyber officials call for coordinated 5G security approach

Cybersecurity officials from dozens of countries drew up a blueprint on Friday to counter threats and ensure the safety of next generation mobile networks that their nations are set to …


New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions

The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and rising tensions among …


E.U. threatens to tax $20 billion of U.S. goods over Boeing aid

The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the E.U.’s executive commission …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Trump slams European automakers, threatens U.S. tariffs

President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United …


Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time of the …


May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain’s opposition leader …


Avalanche, accidents add snow-related deaths in Europe

Heavy snowfall this week in the Balkans has closed down schools, left some remote villages cut off and disrupted traffic and power supplies in the region, while authorities in Bulgaria …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts …


Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

U.S. teams to play in European snow volleyball tour

Four-time Olympian Lloy Ball will lead an American delegation to a European snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week.


Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country’s police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia.


Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections

Google said Thursday it’s expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc’s elections next year.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.


Check out the fastest-growing destinations in Europe

According to new data from the UN World Tourism Organization, in 2017, for instance, French tourism grew by 5.1 percent; its landlocked competitor-nestled between Ukraine and Romania-saw a visitation spike …


Harley is winning in Europe-without a trade war

While President Donald Trump rails at Europeans for restricting trade and a reluctance to buy Detroit’s automobiles, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson proves every day that consumers across the Atlantic …


Japan’s oldest winemaker readies for European grape onslaught

With the removal of tariffs on European wines as soon as next year, Kirin Holdings Co.’s wine-making unit is betting on Japanese grapes to weather the onslaught.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

U.N. teams to assess migrant treatment in Austria, Italy

The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants’ treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna.


France’s Macron urges Europe to take charge of own defense

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could …


Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 116.6 Fahrenheit …


Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.


Trump stands by ‘culture’ criticism of European immigration

President Donald Trump pressed ahead Friday with his complaints that European immigration policies are changing the “fabric of Europe” and destroying European culture.