Tag Archives: European Union

California firm Hyperloop to build Vegas-area test facility

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California company with visions of building a futuristic transportation system to one day zip people & packages at nearly the speed of sound announced Tuesday…

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing

Germany, Italy & France called Tuesday for the European Union to crack down on the illegal trade in antiquities used to bankroll attacks by the Islamic State group. The culture…

Climate pact: Battle lines redrawn in the blueprint

Diplomats crafting the blueprint for a worldwide climate rescue deal tendered their 48-page offering, concluding a bitter four-year haggle that seemed often to teeter on the brink of collapse. While…

We must respond to IS threat, German defence minister urges lawmakers

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany's defence minister appealed to lawmakers on Wednesday to back plans to join the military campaign against Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Syria, arguing…


Music Review: Dweezil Zappa comes of age on 'Via Zammata'

Dweezil Zappa, "Via Zammata" (Fantom Records) Dweezil Zappa's new album is top-heavy with the influence of father Frank & bottom-loaded with harmony-drenched pop songs. Dweezil has been performing Frank's music…


Egypt shoots dead five Sudanese migrants near Israel border

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt's turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement….


The Latest: Belgium raises threat level for Brussels area

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): ___ 1:11 a.m.


Paris Killers 'Used Refugee Crisis To Slip In'

Some of the Paris attackers exploited Europe's refugee crisis to "slip in" to France unnoticed, the country's prime minister has said. Manuel Valls said the passport-free Schengen zone is at…


Euro zone production falls more than expected in September

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone industrial production shrunk by more than expected in September compared to August, mainly due to a sharp fall in the output of consumer goods, yet…


Experts raise concerns over lopsided EU-Africa migrant deals

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forced into action by its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, the European Union is pressing some northern African nations to sign lopsided deals that would…