Category Archives: Europe

French far-right fails to win a single region in elections

France's far-right National Front (FN) failed to win a single region in elections Sunday despite record results in the first round, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep them…

National Front Collapses In Regions – Exit Poll

The National Front failed to build on first round leads in the French regional elections & did not win any councils, according to exit polls. Marine Le Pen's far-right group…

French activists fear government overreach after attacks

PARIS (AP) — Searches without warrants & house arrests without judges' orders have skyrocketed in France since the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris, & activists…

Court rejects Madrid request to provisionally lift Copa ban

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Administrative Court for Sport has rejected Real Madrid's request to temporarily drop its disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player. A court…

France's youth flirts with National Front, but is it a match?

Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a rising star of the far-right National Front (FN), strides onto the stage, sweeping her long blond hair over one shoulder. Dressed youthfully in black boots &…

Merkel-led austerity helps National Front, German SPD leader says

By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) accused Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday of fuelling support for France's far-right National Front by insisting on…

Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting – sources

By Mark Hosenball & Alexandria Sage WASHINGTON/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) – Islamic militant groups ignored contact attempts from Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik in the months before she & her husband killed…

Climate draft puts temperature limit out of reach – scientists

By Nina Chestney & Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) – A deal to slow climate alter being thrashed out in Paris fails to map out steep enough cuts in carbon dioxide…

Gent advances in Champions Leagues with 2-1 win over Zenit

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Gent qualified for the last 16 in its first ever Champions League campaign on Wednesday after goals from Laurent Depoitre & Danijel Milicevic gave the Belgian…

Valencia eliminated in Gary Neville's debut as head coach

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia was eliminated from the Champions League after a 2-0 home loss to Lyon in new coach Gary Neville's first game in charge on Wednesday. Maxwel…