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    London/Paris (CNN Business)Major international airlines are canceling flights to the United States over aviation industry fears that 5G technology could interfere with crucial onboard instruments.But it's business as usual in Europe, where the latest generation of high speed mobile networks is being rolled out without a hitch. "The technical data received from EU manufacturers offers...
    Midway through Europe’s top leagues and in some cases the team in first looks destined to be champion. Here’s why adding playoffs isn’t the answer.  There’s nothing like the playoffs. This past weekend’s NFL games had it all — drama, excitement and some controversy. It’s the type of high-stakes competition that some think is the answer...
    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc’s presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by rivals and critics of using the position as a springboard toward a reelection bid. Macron spoke at length Wednesday to...
    Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces, the military reserve of the Ukrainian Armes Forces, holding wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, take part in a military exercise near Kiev on December 25, 2021.Sergei Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images Amid accusations that Berlin is not doing enough to cool tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and that it's compromised...
    Senior doctor Thomas Marx puts on his personal protective gear before he enters the room of a patient with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Freising, southern Germany.LENNART PREISS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that Covid rules in England will...
    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been accused of weakening Europe by refusing to take a hard line on Russia despite warnings that Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Scholz, who took the job from Angela Merkel last month, has tried to maintain his predecessor's warm relations with Moscow by refusing to supply Kiev with arms...
    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has narrowed down the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability. The agency announced last year that it had received a record number of 22,589 applicants from people hoping to become the continent’s next generation of space travelers. ESA said...
    VIDEO3:5403:54Daniel Yergin: World would be in tough spot without U.S. oil production growthCapital Connection Growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine have cast a shadow over energy markets, and the uncertainty could mean a prolonged period of high gas prices for Europe, analysts say. "It's a very tight gas market ... and there's no question that...
    ZURICH (AP) — An amnesty for yellow cards in European qualifying for the World Cup has lifted the threat of suspension for dozens of players involved in the playoffs in March, FIFA said Monday. UEFA had asked FIFA to help wipe the disciplinary records of players from the 12 European teams involved in the...
    AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — With goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and winger Filip Kostic sidelined after contracting the coronavirus, Eintracht Frankfurt’s ambitions to fight for European qualification were dented Sunday as it was held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Augsburg. An otherwise drab game was enlivened by two moments of individual skill for the goals. Playmaker...
    London (CNN)Before Covid-19, Nicolas Rimoldi had never attended a protest.But somewhere along the pandemic's long and tortuous road, which saw his native Switzerland imposing first one lockdown, then another, and finally introducing vaccination certificates, Rimoldi decided he had had enough. Now he leads Mass-Voll, one of Europe's largest youth-orientated anti-vaccine passport groups.Because he has chosen...
    “We have reached some agreement, but in general we can say that we are on a completely different path. It is not good, it is disturbing,” Peskov said on the CNN program. Fareed Zakaria GPS, Which will air on Sundays, but its transcript has already been released. Several diplomatic meetings took place between the ambassadors...
    Russia has blamed European leaders and their "short-sighted" policies as the continent suffers an energy crisis with record prices and the looming threat of possible invasion to make matters worse.  A global gas supply shortage has driven European energy bills to record levels over the past month. Europe receives around 30% of its natural gas...
    (CNN)If you're a parent, you're intimately acquainted with one question that hatches an infinite number of them: Why?If asking and investigating "why" is good enough for Nancy Drew, or the Scooby-Doo gang trawling for the truth in the Mystery Machine, that's the only motivation we need.From the time we're little, we're encouraged to be curious...
    VLADIMIR Putin wants to scare the US with his “bully boy” threats to set up military bases in Cuba but he won’t put nuclear weapons on America’s doorstep, an expert says. Hawkish Russian foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov threatened to deploy forces in Latin America if security talks with the West fail to satisfy Moscow's demands....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The failure of last week’s high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing significant challenges for the main players to avoid an outright and potentially disastrous confrontation. Unlike previous disagreements that have arisen since the...
    (CNN)Europe has a long and bloody history of wars, of borders brutally contested, of nations and empires carving destructive furrows far from home. But a sad harvest of sorrow and loss after the Second World War was followed by decades of relative peace and prosperity, even during a Cold War that did not become hot....
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seekers on an Aegean island used by migrants to enter Europe from neighboring Turkey. Pecresse, the presidential candidate for the conservative Republicans party...
    VLADIMIR Putin's special forces hve put in place operatives trained in explosives to carry out a "false-flag" operation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, a US official said. The United States released intelligence findings the day after national security advisor Jake Sullivan said that Russia, which has amassed tens of thousands of troops on...
    ROME (AP) — With a European Union flag draping the coffin, Italy conducted a state funeral Friday for David Sassoli, the EU parliament’s president who died earlier in the week. Top EU officials including Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel attended the service in Holy Mary of the...
    RONALDINHO came incredibly close to signing for Manchester United - but eventually snubbed them in favour of Barcelona. The Brazilian is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of the last two decades after a stunning career in the game. 4 Ronaldinho has revealed just how close he came to joining Manchester United instead of...
    To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous "yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection surge.  Other countries are taking similar action as the more transmissible — yet, apparently,...
    JAN. 7-13, 2022 From clashes in Kazakhstan to Albanian opposition supporters fighting each other and the U.K. prime minister’s apology for attending a lockdown garden party, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by...
    ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous “yes.” Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection surge. Other countries are taking similar action as the more transmissible...
    (CNN)The Senate on Thursday voted down legislation from GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to sanction entities associated with Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline.Needing 60 votes to pass, it failed 55-44. A handful of Democrats running for reelection voted with Republicans, including Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Mark...
    Despite Brexit, of the total $ 115 billion on the continent, only British capital raised $ 25.5 billion. Investment in technology start-ups increased globally last year after a record year of London consolidating its dominance in Europe, according to a study released Thursday by the Technology Promotion Organization. Tech start-ups are projected to raise $...
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attend security talks at the United States Mission in Geneva, Switzerland January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYDENIS BALIBOUSE | REUTERS WASHINGTON – U.S. representatives and NATO members Thursday emerged from several days of high-stakes discussions with top Russian...
    Scientists have discovered a gene that more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with Covid.  Researchers from the Medical University of Bialystok in Poland found that the gene is the fourth most important factor determining how seriously a person suffers from Covid, after age, weight and gender.  The gene is present in around...
    EUROPE is the “closest it’s been to armed conflict” in the past 30 years as war tensions escalate over the Ukraine crisis, top diplomats have warned. With 100,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border, the US has to prepare for a possible escalation, an expert claimed. AP 6 War is closer in Europe...
    Pope Francis has hailed parents who 'flee wars' with their children for a new life in Europe as 'heroes', in an interview published on Thursday.  'I think of many fathers, many mothers and many families that flee war, who are rejected at the borders of Europe and elsewhere, who experience situations of suffering and injustice...
    Trump impeachment whistleblower Alexander Vindman slammed the Biden administration on Thursday over its approach to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. “Now what? Diplomacy looks to be a dead-end & the U.S. & West have done little on deterrence. Russia’s offensive against Ukraine will be the largest in Europe since World War II &...
    Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces walk at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 6, 2022.Maksim Levin | Reuters As high-profile talks between Russian and Western officials continue Thursday, a top-ranking Ukrainian official has described how her country has to...
    Hopin founder and CEO Johnny Boufarhat.Hopin Venture capitalists invested more than $675 billion in start-ups worldwide in 2021, doubling 2020's previous all-time high, according to data published Thursday by VC analysis firm Dealroom and British promo agency London & Partners. Despite the pandemic, the number of so-called "unicorns" continued to rise at a clip last...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Europe´s natural gas crisis isn’t letting up. Reserves are low. Prices are high. Utility customers are getting hit with higher bills. Major Russian supplier Gazprom isn’t selling gas like it used to. It all raises the question: How exactly is Europe, which imports most of its energy, going to make it...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s natural gas crisis isn’t letting up. Reserves are low. Prices are high. Utility customers are getting hit with higher bills. Major Russian supplier Gazprom isn’t selling gas like it used to. It all raises the question: How exactly is Europe, which imports most of its energy, going to make...
    (Reuters)Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said on Wednesday, noting it comes amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.The Paris-based IEA, energy watchdog for developed countries, warned that the high energy prices and consumer pain wrought by the...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the International Energy Agency blamed Russia for much of Europe’s natural gas crisis, saying Wednesday that high prices and low storage levels largely stem from the behavior of state-owned gas supplier Gazprom. Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based international energy monitor, said in an online news...
    IT'S almost time for Europe and the USA to do battle in the Ryder Cup. There will be no love lost at Whistling Straights this time round, with the Americans hoping to win the trophy back after defeat in 2018. RYDER CUP BETTING SPECIAL: GET EUROPE TO WIN AT 50/1 BONUS: GET £30 IN FREE...
    TEAM USA were dominant at the last Ryder Cup in 2021 at Whistling Straits. But Europe have had some pretty enjoyable wins against their stateside rivals over the years too. 5 Thomas Bjorn captained Europe at at the 42nd Ryder CupCredit: Reuters Has the Ryder Cup always been contested by Europe and the US? No....
    People walk in Regent Street, in London.SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — There are growing calls in Europe for Covid-19 to be treated as an endemic illness like the flu despite strong warnings from global health officials that the pandemic is far from over. Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is the latest...
    The White House said it expects inflation to rise in new data but said measures will likely normalize later this year. “We certainly anticipate … elevated inflation tomorrow, especially for the year-over-year measure which includes high inflation from nearly a year ago when the economy was reopening,” press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday, but...
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s leader on Tuesday criticized Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and its refusal to receive refugees arriving at its borders, saying his own country has taken in millions of people who left their home countries. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said Egypt hosts at least 6 million people who fled...
    The United States shattered its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday, reporting 145,982 patients in the hospital with COVID-19. The number is up from the previous record of 142,273 on Jan. 14, 2021, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. also reached a new record of daily COVID-19 cases...
    Europe is at risk of being buried beneath a continentwide "tidal wave" of omicron infections, according to the World Health Organization. This wave could hinder several of Europe's health systems, as an estimated 7 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the first week of 2022. At the current growth rate, 1% of...
    (CNN)The Omicron variant is forecasted to infect more than half of all Europeans in the next six to eight weeks, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday as he urged nations to strengthen mask rules and warned that the window to act was closing. Record Covid-19 cases have put Europe under increased pressure this winter,...
    In this article GSThousands of people crowded the streets of Rome, Italy.AGF | Universal Images Group | Getty ImagesThe euro zone will grow at a faster clip than the U.S. economy in the next two years, analysts at Goldman Sachs have predicted, primarily due to a difference in government policy. The investment bank expects the...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Roy Keane believes Bukayo Saka could play for 'any of the big teams in England and Europe'. Saka has sparkled for Arsenal this season, scoring seven goals and providing a further four assists in just 23 appearances in all competitions. 2Saka has emerged as one of Arsenal's most important players...
    IF Kylian Mbappe joining Newcastle looks a stretch too far, the Magpies could be closing on the next best thing in French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike. With Callum Wilson injured for the next two months following a calf tear, Eddie Howe is desperate to land a new striker before Saturday’s huge relegation clash against Watford. 5Ekitike...
    BARCELONA are interested in signing ex-Chelsea star Oscar, according to reports. The Brazilian, 30, left the Blues five years ago to play for Shanghai Port in the Chinese Super League. AFP 3 Oscar has enjoyed a successful five years in China Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 3 The Brazilian left...
    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said on Tuesday it saw “no significant reason for optimism” after the highly anticipated Russia-U.S. talks over Ukraine and other security issues. The talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine took place in Geneva on Monday and offered no sign of immediate progress. Moscow went in insisting on guarantees to...