Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

May 27, 2015

Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

An Italian court on Tuesday ordered UberPOP to shut down within two weeks in the latest in a series of legal challenges and protests across Europe against the ride-sharing service. The popular but controversial taxi app for mobile phones puts customers in touch with ...

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

May 8, 2015

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored “warbirds” will fly in formation ...

May 6, 2015

Study claims Europe facing massive obesity problem

Nearly all Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time, said a study Wednesday that warned of a European “obesity crisis of enormous proportions.” On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half ...

Apr 29, 2015

A sea, not a cemetery

The European Union must devise a holistic solution to the problem of migrants fleeing to Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Apr 21, 2015

Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Italy is studying the possibility of mounting “targeted interventions” against Libya-based people smugglers behind a huge surge in the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday. “The hypothesis of military intervention (to stabilize Libya) is not on the table ...