Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022



Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

November 26, 2022 8:57 pm

From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination, and many have switched to more energy-efficient LED lights or renewable energy sources. London’s Oxford Street shopping district hopes to cut energy consumption by two-thirds

Cost-of-living crisis casts shadow over Europe's Black Friday

November 25, 2022 3:19 pm

Double-digit inflation has dented consumers' purchasing power and their confidence is also at or close to the gloomiest on record as soaring energy bills add to the spiralling cost of living.

The right role models: Why the admission of a disabled person to the European Space Agency is a win

November 25, 2022 10:49 am

It is an expansion that must be lauded — of opportunity, representation, and what it means to be in peak physical and mental condition. It’s about time more people like John McFall stood on the pedestal that space explorers have come to ascend to.

Europe names world's first disabled astronaut

November 24, 2022 2:45 pm

The 22-nation agency said it had selected former British Paralympic sprinter John McFall as part of a new generation of 17 recruits picked for astronaut training

Three more nations set to join Europe's Schengen visa scheme

November 17, 2022 8:21 am

Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania have fulfilled conditions to enter the European Union’s visa-free travel regime and should benefit from participation “without any further delay,” the bloc’s executive arm said, calling for other members’ approval.

Can Germans save their beloved Rhine?

November 12, 2022 10:40 am

Engineers, surveyors and craftspeople have spent months surveying the area, measuring the flow and speed of the water, which is so clear that the contours of the riverbed and its sediment are visible.

With discusions over loss and damage on COP27 agenda, European nations pitch in

November 09, 2022 12:27 pm

At least three European nations -- Germany, Austria and Belgium -- announced new commitments for loss and damage, totalling a little more than 220 million euros.

Europe OK's 1st one-dose drug to protect babies against RSV

November 04, 2022 10:32 pm

In a statement Friday, drugmakers Sanofi and AstraZeneca said the European Commission had given the green light to nirsevimab, a laboratory-developed antibody designed to protect infants during their first exposure to RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a highly contagious common infection that infects nearly all babies by age 2.

ECB raises interest rates again, trims bank subsidies

October 27, 2022 6:25 pm

Worried that rapid price growth is becoming entrenched, the ECB is raising borrowing costs at the fastest pace on record

Gas crunch eases in Europe — but the respite might not last

October 26, 2022 3:52 pm

Even as European governments roll out relief packages for people struggling with high utility bills and work on longer-term ways to contain volatile gas and electricity prices that have shrunk household budgets and forced some businesses to shut down.


Europe, US struggle to beat the heat as temperatures soar

August 24, 2022 10:54 pm

Almost half of the 27-nation EU is under drought warning, with conditions worsening in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

Relentless heatwave sweeps Europe, firefighters tackle wildfires

August 11, 2022 2:32 pm

An incessant heatwave has engulfed Europe. The governments in several countries have warned citizens of severe drought conditions. Farmers in France have started to see a decrease in production especially in fields of soy, sunflowers and corn.

Prague ice bar gives tourists respite from heat wave

July 22, 2022 7:52 pm

The temperature inside, around -7 Celsius (45 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, is so cold that visitors are handed fleece coats and mittens, and visits are limited to under half an hour

Europe grapples with record heatwave, raging fires

July 21, 2022 6:23 am

The temperatures across Europe are on a rise again breaking heat records, due to the constant heat waves in different parts of Europe.

Amid soaring temperatures, wildfires rage in Europe

July 17, 2022 10:48 am

In one of many wildfires scorching Europe this week, French firefighters struggled to manage a massive inferno that ravaged across pine forests in the Bordeaux region for the fifth straight day as the country faces strong winds and hot, dry weather on Saturday.

Europe floods bring chaos and destruction—in pictures

July 17, 2021 5:35 pm

The devastation caused by the floods in Germany, Belgium, and other areas has left hundreds dead and thousands missing.

Virus cases surge across shaken Europe

October 22, 2020 6:45 pm

European nations are imposing curfews, closing schools, and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID resurgence at the onset of winter.

Back to class: Despite coronavirus surge, Europe reopens schools

August 30, 2020 3:47 pm

While the U.S. back-to-school saga has been politicized and chaotic, with a hodgepodge of fast-changing rules and a backlash against President Donald Trump’s insistence on reopening, European governments have faced less of an uproar.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.


How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.

The extent of damage done by faulty implants: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

An Indian Express investigation with ICIJ reveals that global pharma majors are operating with no oversight for medical devices for quality, clinical testing, pricing or performance. This is leading to dangerous surgeries and faulty implants risking