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One key question as Zuckerberg faces Congress: Will Americans become second-class Web citizens?

One key question as Zuckerberg faces Congress: Will Americans become second-class Web citizens?

BERLIN — Europe had its own successful social media networks once, with obscure names such as SchuelerVZ, Viadeo and Netlog. Almost all of those platforms are now either defunct or have seen their presence largely diminished, as major U.S. tech companies such as Facebook and Google have conquered the market. Europe is still a market leader in at […]

Guardiola, Klopp know 'anything can happen' in Europe

Guardiola, Klopp know 'anything can happen' in Europe

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – “In football, anything can happen,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with a shrug, as he looked ahead to Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg where his team have to overcome a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool. Soccer Football – Champions League – Manchester City Training – City Football Academy, Manchester, Britain […]

Europe plays risky hand in game over post-Brexit stability

Europe plays risky hand in game over post-Brexit stability

Three weeks ago, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, gave a speech at the annual futures trading industry shindig in Florida. His subject was some legislative changes the EU is planning to rules governing central counterparties — the vital institutions that sit in the middle of derivatives trades, guaranteeing […]

Europe's central bank cannot copy and paste Fed policy

Europe's central bank cannot copy and paste Fed policy

It’s roadmap to raising interest rates and easing asset purchases needs a new direction Ewald Nowotny, the governor of Austria’s central bank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, said that “it’s no secret we’re monitoring closely what the Fed did, and is doing”. Such sentiments are understandable, even desirable. […]

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles

Drug regulators in Europe and Japan have approved a recombinant, adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to prevent shingles (in Europe and Japan) and postherpetic neuralgia (in Europe only) in adults aged 50 years or older, the company has announced. Shingles is caused when the same varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox becomes reactivated. In most […]

Tariffs, Strikes, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

Tariffs, Strikes, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

But the anger on the streets has found little expression in France’s legislature, where Mr. Macron has been given free rein to ram through major legislation. _____ Photo Credit Norberto Duarte/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • “The most important thing is that we fix this system.” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, gave an […]

Europe Said to Be Close to Exemption on Trump Metal Tariffs

Europe Said to Be Close to Exemption on Trump Metal Tariffs

The European Union believes it’s on track to be exempted from imminent U.S. tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, dialing down the risk of a trans-Atlantic trade war. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom ended two days of talks in Washington with the hope of a U.S. pledge to exclude the EU from the import duties […]

European markets close lower as Fed considers rate hike; Kingfisher dives 10.7%

European markets close lower as Fed considers rate hike; Kingfisher dives 10.7%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed slightly lower, down by 0.17 percent with business sectors and major bourses revealing a mixed bag at the end of the day’s trading. Europe’s basic resources recovered from losses earlier in the day, rallying 1.7 percent by the market close. Luxembourg-based steel-maker Arcelormittal topped the sector, closing up over 4 […]

Which European coutry has the most prisoners?

Which European coutry has the most prisoners?

The number of people being held in penal institutions across Europe (not including Russia) increased by 2.2% from 2015 to 2016, according to data corroborated by the University of Lausanne for the Council of Europe. The human rights organisation, which collects figures as part of two related projects known as SPACE I and II, found […]

Europe Tops Most Livable Cities Index

Europe Tops Most Livable Cities Index

Dancers attend the ‘BonbonBall’ in Vienna, Austria, February 2018. Vienna has retained its first-place status on the Mercer Quality of Living survey for the 9th year in a row. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Share this article Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Article European cities dominate the 2018 Mercer Quality of Living City Survey. Three of […]