Europe puts 100million on lockdown

Europe locks down 100million: Germany and Poland tighten border controls, France puts limits on public transport and Slovakia declares state of emergency as continent’s virus death toll soars towards 2,000 Coronavirus hysteria in Europe continues as Poland’s shut borders cause huge traffic jams in Ukraine Germans seeking to cross into Poland from Frankfurt were checked […]

Why Europe is holding its breath about the US presidential campaign

Munich: A year after former vice-president Joe Biden told Europe's gloomy foreign policy elite that America would bestride the globe just as soon as Democrats take back the White House, Europe is now bracing for four more years of Donald Trump. Even should the president lose a reelection bid in November, Europeans who once found his […]

Woman wins 2,485-mile cycling race across Europe for 1st time over 200 men

Fiona Kolbinger, a 24-year-old cancer researcher from Germany, became the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race across Europe on Tuesday morning. In total, she cycled over 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) from Burgas, Bulgaria, to Brest, in the northwest coastal region of Brittany, France. It took her 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes. “I […]

Europe to suffer second heatwave next week

Europe to suffer second summer heatwave next week with temperatures expected to reach 104F in the South of France – as British holidaymakers jet off for holidays France recorded its highest ever temperature last month and suffered droughts   Europe could be set for more weather-related chaos according to predictions Forecasters are predicting highs of 89F […]

In Europe as America, parties that don’t adapt face death by irrelevance

Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those ­inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding ­Fathers famously didn’t like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled. This suggests something I have come to believe: The quality of electoral democracy depends heavily on the performance, the steadiness and the adaptability […]

Roger Bannister dies, the 'lone wolf miler'

Bannister was the first sub-four-minute miler in history. Roger Bannister has died, aged 88, but will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. A statement from his family on Sunday said: “Sir Roger Bannister died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged […]

Greek Cypriot president welcomes EU support over gas issue

Anastasiades welcomes EU’s ‘unprecedented’ condemnation of Turkey’s actions off Cyprus, a statement slammed by Ankara. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has hailed as “unprecedented” the European Union’s condemnation of Turkey for blocking his government’s search for offshore oil and gas of the divided island. Anastasiades spoke in reaction to a statement made by EU leaders […]

Davide Astori found dead, Fiorentina 'shocked'

Italy international footballer Davide Astori has died after suffering a sudden ‘cardiac circulatory collapse’. Italy international defender Davide Astori has died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday. “Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the […]

South Ossetia releases two Georgian 'genocide' suspects

Authorities in the breakaway region free two Georgians after 18-day detention but keep the body of a third who died. Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region released two Georgians who were detained for “genocide” while holding on to the body of a third after weeks of international criticism. Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili – residents of […]