Oct 8, 2014

Japan Tobacco looks at closing some European plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. may close some European manufacturing facilities after taxes and illegal trade triggered an industry slowdown in a number of countries in the region. JT’s plants in Lisnafillan, Northern Ireland, and Wervik, Belgium, would shut under the plan, with production moving to ...

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Sep 28, 2014

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed “a great team performance” after Europe crushed the United States in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The U.S., which trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs ...

Sep 10, 2014

Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new “Right to be Forgotten” rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results. ...

ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

Sep 5, 2014

ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

The European economy needs help. Most people didn’t expect it would arrive quite this quickly. The European Central Bank cut interest rates Thursday and announced a program to pump money into the financial system and stimulate bank lending by buying private sector financial assets. ...

Aug 28, 2014

U.K. Muslims react with outrage at Rotherham sex abuse report

Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Report author Alexis Jay said between 1997 and 2013, some 1,400 children ...