Tag Archives: Europe


Canada set to unveil Syrian refugee plan

Canada was to unveil details on Tuesday of its plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in the space of a few weeks, seeking to reassure a population grown fearful over…


Russia prepares reprisals against Ukraine over Crimea blackout

By Andrew Osborn & Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine & threatened to halt coal deliveries, ratcheting up a…


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….


Polar bear plays in fresh snowfall in Wisconsin Zoo

One polar bear at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin was in a winter wonderland of its own on Sunday (22 November), playing in the fresh snowfall after an…


Pro-Ukraine activists block repair of sabotaged power lines to Crimea

By Pavel Polityuk & Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Ukrainian activists prevented repairs to sabotaged power lines leading to Crimea on Monday, keeping the Russian-annexed peninsula starved of electricity for…


Volkswagen diesel recall to cost much less than expected – magazine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen will probably incur much lower costs than expected for recalling 2.4 million diesel-powered cars in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-control software, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported on…


Balkan states start filtering migrant flow to Europe

By Branko Filipovic & Kole Casule SID, Serbia/SKOPJE (Reuters) – Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle…


In U.S. driver lawsuit, Uber must live with class action order for now

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied ride service Uber's request to immediately appeal an order approving class certification in a lawsuit filed…


Roche breast cancer drug at centre of UK pricing row

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – A Roche drug that can prolong the lives of some women with advanced breast cancer has been plunged back into the centre of a…

Syria's civil war now Europe's war after Paris attacks

LONDON (AP) — What started as a distant civil war in Syria, with rebel factions challenging the authoritarian government of President Bashar Assad, has become Europe's war, with no effortless…