Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

October 14, 2019 00:00 am

Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe’s social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country’s conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to lobby for lifting the ban on Nepali airlines from flying to European Union (EU) nations, at the 56th Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Regions (DGCA) conference that concluded in Kathmandu last week.

Return of France

August 21, 2019 00:25 am

LONDON – At first blush, the result of the European Parliament election in May, and the subsequent nomination of the European Union’s new leadership team, augur continuity and not disruption for the bloc. Nationalist parties failed to make any significant gains in the election, and then large Western European status quo powers hand-picked federalists for the top EU jobs.

The European Union could see 1.73 million job losses across the 28-member bloc in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a study by Leuven University in Belgium.

Many European observers wonder whether Ursula von der Leyen has the right combination of charisma, stamina, resilience, and political inventiveness to be the leader Europe needs

BRUSSELS, August 2: NATO has agreed ways to deter Russia from launching a new medium-range missile capable of a nuclear strike on Europe

Aug 2: Google will let Android device users in Europe choose their default search engine from four options, including Google search, the U.S. company said, as it tries to quash EU antitrust concerns and stave off fresh penalties.

For the second time in a month, a high-pressure system is drawing scorching air from the Sahara desert, breaking temperature records Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world.

BERLIN, July 25: Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records.

Europeans were jumping into public fountains and the sea on Wednesday to keep cool as parts of Europe were bracing for a record-breaking heat wave.

TEHRAN, July 8:  Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions with the U.S.

Great South American Eclipse

July 1, 2019 09:33 am

The only total solar eclipse of 2019 will plunge parts of Chile and Argentina into darkness. Outside the 150km-wide path of totality, skywatchers will experience a partial eclipse. Winter cloudiness looms as the only potential spoiler.

An intense heatwave is affecting large swathes of Europe, with temperatures soaring above 40C in many regions. France is starting to close dozens of schools because of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to climb above 40C in some regions on Thursday.

PARIS, June 29: Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.

GENEVA, June 28: This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, the World Meteorological Organization said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Oli, who returned home after an eight-day European visit on Sunday, has said that he is hopeful that Nepali planes will soon be flying in the European skies.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who returned home today after participating in the Centenary Session of International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, as part of his weeklong Europe visit, followed by his UK and France official visit said his Europe visit was highly successful.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Wrapping up a week-long visit to Europe, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home today morning. Prime Minister Oli visited Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 9 to 15.

PM Oli in Doha

June 9, 2019 10:10 am

KATHMANDU, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached Doha, the capital of Qatar, on the way to Geneva of Switzerland. The PM is going to Geneva in connection with his visit to European countries.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali has said that the upcoming visit to Europe by the Prime Minister was focused on further consolidating Nepal's relations with the European countries.

How do populists win?

June 3, 2019 01:00 am

Populism can win when the “other people” are narrowly defined or simply small in number, provided that they can still be depicted as posing a threat

Austria and plot against Europe

May 22, 2019 00:30 am

Brexit, after all, is as much a Kremlin project as it is anyone else’s. Putin wants to divide Europeans, and in the UK, Brexit has succeeded in dividing Britons

During an informal summit in Romania, European Council President Donald Tusk promised to strive for geographic, demographic, political and gender balance among candidates for top jobs in the EU

BEIJING, May 20: Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country’s regulatory environment is “bleak”.

Voters go to the polls to elect a new parliament representing more than 500m people across 28 EU member states.

Democratic lessons from the EU

May 19, 2019 00:25 am

WARSAW – Criticizing European Union institutions, and demanding that they be reformed, is a popular pastime. But as the EU’s unified front in the never-ending Brexit negotiations has made clear, European institutions are remarkably effective in managing political diversity. Perverse as it may sound to some, nation-states can learn from Europe in addressing their own democratic deficits.

Media capture in Europe

May 16, 2019 00:30 am

Dire state of media freedom in Hungary is just the beginning. Similar media-capture models and practices are now proliferating across Central and Eastern Europe

Upstart populist parties have painted a negative portrait of the EU, claiming that it’s part of the problem, rather than the solution. Data shows otherwise

Reclaiming Europe’s soul

May 8, 2019 00:30 am

The EU was once regarded as a bastion of hope for those living under tyranny, despotism, and kleptocracy. It is time to reclaim that mantle

If Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's hush hush wedding left you wanting for more, the newly married couple is all set to host another wedding ceremony in Europe, PEOPLE reported quoting sources.

MINSK/MOSCOW, April 27: Russia plans to restore oil supplies via its key Druzhba pipeline to Europe in two weeks, after joint talks with Belarus, Ukraine and Poland on Friday in Minsk.

Sports for better society

April 13, 2019 00:05 am

International Day of Sports for Development and Peace which was celebrated on April 6 this year offers an opportunity to reflect and introspect on the potentials of leveraging sports for the good of the society. The other day I was reading news about recent cases of racism across European football fields with more instances of verbal abuses against players just because of the colors of their skin. Sadly and unsurprisingly the targets were not only foreign players but also native players of diverse background, whose parents or grandparents had settled in Europe.

LONDON, April 9: Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.

Europe must unite on China

March 31, 2019 01:25 am

BRUSSELS – When seeking investment capital and seemingly lucrative commercial deals, EU member-state governments do not always consider shared European interests. This has especially been the case with respect to China. Yet member states that pursue a relationship with China unilaterally endanger both themselves and the rest of Europe.

Showing Europe’s true colors

March 27, 2019 00:30 am

Let us show our flag to the world, as the symbol of our unity and our dreams, and as a sign of a new beginning in our efforts to preserve and deepen European unity

Bringing Poland to Europe

March 19, 2019 00:30 am

Europe needs a Poland that, while defending its own interests, also fights strongly for the democratic values that are essential to the EU’s future

KATHMANDU, March 18: The ongoing tension between India and Pakistan has left various implications that have transcended beyond their national borders. One of the areas where the tension has left serious ramification of global proportion is aviation safety.

LONDON, Feb 27 : European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday after fresh hostilities erupted between India and Pakistan, causing Asian assets to fall and pushing investors into safe havens such as the yen.

DUBLIN, Feb 27: Brexit is turning Dublin into a new financial hub, with the city a top contender for banks, funds and law firms needing a continued presence in the European Union after March 29.

MOSCOW, Feb 20: Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Feb 20: Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service Account Guard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.

Change the game

February 17, 2019 00:30 am

In today’s winner-takes-all economy, the bulk of newly created wealth accrues to those who innovate the fastest

Brexit will damage Europe

February 5, 2019 00:30 am

Brexit will damage Europe’s role in the world in a way that we Europeans currently seem unable to grasp

LONDON, Jan 23: Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company will remain unchanged, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

FRANKFURT, Jan 10: Ford (F.N) on Thursday said it will cut thousands of jobs, exit unprofitable markets and discontinue loss-making vehicle lines as part of a turnaround effort aimed at achieving a 6 percent operating margin in Europe.

PARIS, Jan 3: The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

Amid the chaos that is the UK’s Brexit debate, calls for a second referendum are amplifying.

Revolution Europe needs

December 20, 2018 00:30 am

The uprising that Europe needs will not happen in the streets of Paris or Brussels, but within the EU’s paralyzed institutions

Europe in disarray

December 18, 2018 00:30 am

European Union has been too remote, too bureaucratic, and too elite-driven for too long