Bad loans remain a concern in Italy and across southern Europe

ITALY’S next government, a coalition between the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right Northern League, is giving investors plenty to worry about. Leaked plans, hastily abandoned, suggested it might want to leave the euro or ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250bn ($ 292bn) of Italian debt. But less attention has been paid […]

'Europe must buy our oil’: Iranian leader lays out demands for Europe to keep nuclear deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader said Europe must make up for any and all adverse effects the US pullout from the nuclear deal might have on its economy and not seek to include its ballistic missile program and regional policy in the deal. The list of conditions under which Iran would stay in the nuclear deal was […]

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Deal Alert: Europe From $264 Round-Trip on Low-Cost Carriers

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The Trump administration is pushing the US further away from Europe and key allies in its response to the Gaza crisis

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters The Trump administration’s response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key US allies. The UK, France, and Germany have responded more forcefully to the violence than the US and have expressed concern about Israel’s response to the demonstrations against the new US embassy […]

Measles outbreak: UK warning as Europe virus outbreak worsens – symptoms of deadly disease

The UK has been warned to watch out for measles symptoms, after some European countries are in the midst of a large outbreak. There have been 440 confirmed cases of measles in England between January 1 and May 9, Public Health England (PHE) warned. More than 1,000 measles cases have been investigated across Britain since […]

China is the 6th largest wine producer in the world, but they still can’t compete with Europe

China hasn’t historically been known to produce top quality wine, but it’s gained more recognition in recent years — now it’s the 6th largest wine producer in the world and bottled 11.4 million hectoliters in 2016 alone.  China’s wine industry has focused on overcoming the rising cost of labor, dealing with difficult climates and improving […]

Europe must agree a common position to avoid Donald Trump’s tariffs

DIPLOMATS are racking up the air miles, but the prospect of trade war has not receded. Negotiations between American and Chinese representatives in Beijing ended on May 4th without agreement. Indeed, the two sides’ starting positions are so different that a mutually agreeable deal is hard to imagine. Talks will resume next week when Liu […]

Huawei smartphone sales surge in Europe as Apple and Samsung stumble

If Europe is any indication, Apple and Samsung might be in trouble if the major Chinese smartphone brands ever get a significant foothold in the U.S. market. According to a new report from market research firm Canalys, China’s Huawei saw sales of its smartphones in Europe grow 38.6 percent to 7.4 million units in the first […]