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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.


Heat wave puts Italy, France on highest ‘red’ weather alert

France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” Friday amid a record-setting …


Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on …


Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Europe cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that “maximum pressure” without diplomacy increases the risks …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe

More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday – the second-highest level on the scale – as very hot temperatures …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Endangered rhinos ready to be sent from Europe to Rwanda

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries are ready to be transported back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population …


European Central Bank hints at stimulus – drawing Trump ire

The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy doesn’t pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro and drawing an angry …


Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.