Tag: Western Europe

Explosion at German chemical complex declared extreme threat

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies has shaken the German city of Leverkusen, sending a large black cloud rising into the air...

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

Londoners are cleaning up after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks ByThe Associated...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

France’s competition regulator has fined Google $592 million for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their...

Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

The Vatican says Pope Francis is walking, working and has celebrated Mass at a Rome hospital where he also will deliver his weekly Sunday blessing...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

UK magnate’s daughter-in-law charged in killing in Belize

The daughter-in-law of a politically influential British magnate has been charged in Belize with manslaughter by negligence in the shooting death of a police superintendent...

3 arrested in Italy funicular crash; clamp deactivated brake

Police in northern Italy have made three arrests in a cable car disaster that killed 14 people By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press May 26, 2021,...

Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day

Greek firefighters are battling a major forest fire in the Corinth region west of Athens for a second day, with more settlements evacuated overnight ByThe...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Apple on Tuesday found itself the target of two EU antitrust investigations into its App Store and Apple Pay as the bloc...

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

Outside panel to review Samsung heir Lee’s case: Seoul prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – An outside panel will weigh the validity of an investigation into Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

German government backs ‘electronics you can trust’

FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek attends a news conference on the 2020 report of the expert commission on research and...

South Korean court denies arrest warrant request for Samsung heir

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Tuesday denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee after prosecutors accused him...

Europe pins hopes on smarter coronavirus contact tracing apps

MUEHLBACH AM MANHARTSBERG, Austria (Reuters) – European countries cautiously emerging from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic are looking to a second generation of contact...

Amid pandemic, investors bet on India’s Jio and its giant-killer playbook

MUMBAI (Reuters) – From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in...

Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40%: sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new...

Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump’s reaction ‘hysteria’

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s “hysteria” about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years,...

Lithium producers must wait as pandemic slows electric vehicle revolution

JOHANNESBURG/HOUSTON (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic has paused the electric vehicle revolution, forcing producers of battery metal lithium into survival mode with output cuts, expansion...

Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions...

Germany stamps authority on Lufthansa with $9.8 billion lifeline

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany threw Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) lifeline on Monday, agreeing a bailout which gives Berlin a veto in...

Lufthansa, German government agree on $9.8 billion rescue package: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government and the management of flagship carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, have reached...

Hong Kong shares ease on China-U.S. rift, dollar firms

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares extended losses and a gauge of Asian stocks was largely subdued on Monday, after China’s move to impose a...