Apr 12, 2014

Sun, sand, summit: Abe plans euro-tour

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit six European countries between April 29 and May 8, government officials said. During the tour, Abe will meet with European leaders to discuss mainly the situation in Ukraine and measures to bolster Japan’s cooperation with the region, the ...

Mar 10, 2014

Suspected Russian spyware targets Europe, United States

A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyberespionage programs uncovered to date. Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers say they believe the malware, widely known ...

Feb 14, 2014

Swiss voters send EU a message on immigration

by William Pfaff

Conventional debate in Europe has interpreted increased anti-immigrant sentiment as the result of xenophobia, racism and a new sympathy for the authoritarian far right. Analysis does not bear this out in the case of Switzerland and its narrow majority vote against "massive immigration."

EU nations abuzz over bee decline

Jan 18, 2014

EU nations abuzz over bee decline

Many countries in Europe face a worrying lack of crop-pollinating honeybees, a problem caused mainly by an EU policy shift in favor of biofuels, scientists warned earlier this month. “Europe as a whole only has two-thirds of the honeybee colonies it needs, with a ...

Jan 16, 2014

EU urges action as foreign fighter numbers grow

The number of young Europeans going to fight alongside extremist groups in Syria and countries such as Somalia and Sudan is growing and the EU must try to halt it, a senior official said Wednesday. Youngsters joining up with radical groups such as al-Qaida ...

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Jan 5, 2014

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Germany, Europe’s top economy, is grappling with how to handle immigration from poor EU members Romania and Bulgaria now that their citizens can seek work anywhere within the bloc. Restrictions that barred residents from the European Union’s two poorest states looking for jobs in ...

The outbreak of the Great War: 100 years on

Jan 5, 2014

The outbreak of the Great War: 100 years on

by Elizabeth Day

On New Year’s Day 1914, a respected weekly literary publication carried a long article penned by an author referred to only as A Rifleman. Entitled “Letters on War” and published in The New Age, an influential radical magazine in Britain, the three-page piece argued ...