UK Prime Minister Theresa May defended her decision to launch a coordinated airstrike in Syria this week, stating that there was no “alternative path” in stopping the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. May said that it was “moral and legal” to take military action to “alleviate further humanitarian suffering.”Read More
Sara Danius, the head of the Swedish Academy that selects the Nobel Prize winner for literature, resigned on Friday amid the growing crisis surrounding a supporter of the institution charged with sexual harassment allegations.
Europe faced significant air travel disruption Tuesday as protests that began with French SNCF rail workers transitioned to Lufthansa and Air France, the biggest airlines in Europe.Read More
Considered a hero by some, Falciani was sentenced by Swiss courts to five years in jail in absentia in 2015.Read More
French and European rail networks will be severely disrupted after rail workers announced that they will be striking two out of five days for the next three months following President Macron's released plans to overhaul France’s rail road system and alter labor laws.
Over 100 Russian envoys have been expelled from 25 countries in the last two days, as a sign of solidarity with the U.K. Earlier this month, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were found slumped on a beach and remain in critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a poisonous nerve agent in the United Kingdom. While Russia denies involvement, the incident launched a massive attempted-murder investigation by London’s Metropolitan police and increased tensions between the European Union and Russia.
Germany, France and Poland expelled four Russia diplomats each. Lithuania, and Czech Republic expelled three. Denmark, Italy and the Netherland expelled two. Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Finland, Hungry, Sweden and Romania expelled one each. All 25 countries believe that Russia was behind the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.Read More
While Macron is often viewed as a European defender of progressive democratic values abroad, his purposeful strengthening of governmental power has led to a different domestic reception.Read More
Clocks across the European continent continue to run up to six minutes slow after a disruption to the electric power grid — and the dispute between Serbia and Kosovo is responsible.Read More
French Equity Minister Marlène Schiappa supported the decision this week to change the legal age of sexual consent to 15. The decision comes after discussion of two cases involving sex with 11-year-old girls.Read More
The European Union has said that they will respond “firmly” if President Trump goes ahead with planned tariffs for metal imports. Trump announced on March 1 that starting this week, the U.S. will be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively.Read More
Catalan independence movement leader Carles Puigdemont was not able to attend an official ceremony in Spain this Thursday, which led Spanish courts to rule his aspired presidency illegitimate.Read More
Essener Tafel charity released a statement implementing a temporary restriction on the use of its food backs by foreigners in Germany. According to the organization’s board, they wish to reorganize the distribution of their food to the needy, which no longer includes any non-Germans.
A new mental health helpline was launched on Sunday for active members of the UK Armed Forces. Military Mental Health Helpline will work alongside Combat Stress’ existing phone line for veterans suffering from PTSD.Read More
Court officials allege the staff of the Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis of bribing Greek doctors and politicians. As Greece slowly emerges from the debt crisis that revealed a deeply corrupt elite, this case poses new challenges to the government.Read More
A new law passed in Poland has criminalized any statements imply that the country had a role in the Holocaust. Poland’s top senator, Stanislaw Karczewski, urged Poles both at home and abroad to notify diplomats when anyone slanders Poland.Read More