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Cars pass Chinese flags on a highway ahead of Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday.
May 6, 2024
China’s billions help Xi make useful friends in Eastern Europe
China's ties with Serbia and Hungary highlight how it's helping transform a corner of Europe when much of the continent views Beijing as a strategic rival.
French President Emmanuel Macron warns of existential threats to Europe from Russia, China and the U.S.
May 6, 2024
Is this Macron's moment to shine?
Underlying all the problems that Europe faces in a new age of geopolitical, economic and climate insecurity is a crisis in leadership.
Jordan Bardella, President of the French far-right National Rally party, gestures he attends a political rally during the party's campaign for the European elections in Perpignan, France, on May 1.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Just how dangerous is Europe’s rising far right?
Anti-immigration parties with fascist roots — and an uncertain commitment to democracy — are now mainstream.
National flags of the Alliance's members flutter at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Far right gains expected in EU election may test policy ideals for all
To what extent will mainstream parties, used to working together to pass laws, be willing to cooperate with the extreme right?
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron visit the garden of the residence of the governor of Guangdong, China, in April last year.
May 5, 2024
France’s Macron calls for reset of economic ties with China
The French president said that Europe wants more reciprocity in its economic ties with China, in order to better ensure its economic security.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference in Paris on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Macron floats Ukraine troop deployment if front line breached
Macron described Russia under President Vladimir Putin as "a power of regional destabilization" and "a threat to Europeans' security."
China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the Senior Chinese Leader Event held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco on Nov. 15, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Xi's trip to Europe may lay bare West's divisions over China strategy
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit France and pro-Russia nations Serbia and Hungary, which are also large recipients of Chinese investment.
A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, at the GAC Motor booth at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 30, 2024
Xi seems on a mission to drive a wedge between Europe and the U.S.
During his five-day trip to France, Serbia and Hungary on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to show the EU how much China can offer them.
A truck rolls off a cargo vessel docked at Esbjerg Port in Ebjerg, Denmark. European Union food imports to the U.K. are about to get more expensive and complicated as the British government implements the Brexit deal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2024
Britons finally taste full Brexit as costly border checks begin
From April 30, the U.K. will impose checks on European Union food imports — a stark reversal from the pre-Brexit era of frictionless trade.
Recent cases of alleged Chinese espionage in Germany and Britain are the latest reminder of Beijing's immense intelligence network and its ability to penetrate into the heart of European capitals.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 25, 2024
Europe ill-prepared to counter China's espionage push, analysts say
This week's cases of alleged Chinese spying in Germany and Britain are the latest reminder of Beijing's immense intelligence network.
Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 14.
Apr 22, 2024
Poland 'ready' to host nuclear weapons, president says
Discussions about nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Poland have been in the works for some time.
Cracked and dry earth in the wide riverbed of the Loire River near the Anjou-Bretagne bridge, amid a heat wave in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, in 2022
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 22, 2024
Europe's record 'extreme heat stress' days in 2023 put lives at risk: report
Prolonged exposure to heat stress is particularly dangerous for vulnerable people such as the elderly or those with preexisting health conditions.
Elderly women walk past a building destroyed during a Russian missile attack in the town of Selydove, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on April 14. The West needs to take decisive action to support an out-gunned Ukraine before the situation worsens.
Apr 19, 2024
If only the West backed Ukraine as it did Israel
Western leaders need to take decisive action to support an out-gunned Ukraine before the situation worsens.
Resistance to adopting digital technologies, restrictive EU regulations, and energy-price shocks are potential explanations for Europe's lagging productivity.
Apr 10, 2024
Why is Europe losing the productivity race?
A forthcoming report from Mario Draghi will recommend removing barriers to competition, which would intensify the pressure on firms to innovate.
France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (right) talk as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (center) uses a phone during an informal European Union leaders' summit in Brussels on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
EU weighs response to Russian 'interference' in election run-up
Several EU states want to sanction Russia for their suspected disinformation campaigns ahead of European elections set for June.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French fencing champion Sara Balzer and Minister of Culture of France Rachida Dati, as the president attends a demonstration by the French fencing team during his visit to the Grand Palais, 100 days ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Macron’s push to arm Europe is getting more urgent — and more dangerous
The fundamental problem for Macron is that he hasn’t managed to energize either France’s voters or its economic and military might behind his approach.
Max Lange, 19, a plant mechatronics engineering trainee from Oederan, stands next to a solar panel rolling off the assembly line as part of the last production of solar modules at the Meyer Burger Technology AG plant, due to an announced closure of the plant, in Freiberg, Germany, on March 12.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 16, 2024
Lacking support in battle with China, European solar firms head to U.S.
This week the European Commission has launched a voluntary charter for governments and companies to sign in support of solar manufacturing plants.
Arthur Mensch, the chief executive and one of the founders of Mistral, a French artificial-intelligence startup, at the company’s offices in Paris in late March.
Apr 14, 2024
Europe’s AI ‘champion’ sets sights on tech giants in U.S.
As Europe vies for AI leadership, Mistral, under Arthur Mensch, is emerging as a formidable contender against U.S. and Chinese giants.
A voter arrives at a polling station in San Diego, California. According to a recent survey, young U.S. men were the only population group in the United States or seven EU member states actually to have become more conservative since 2014.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 13, 2024
Despair makes young U.S. men more conservative ahead of U.S. election, poll shows
The study offered context for November's U.S. presidential poll and a plethora of votes worldwide, including an EU parliamentary election in June.
One of the main hurdles to more widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Europe cited by industry experts is the difficulty in rolling out necessary infrastructure quickly and broadly.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 12, 2024
Bumpy ride for electric cars in Europe
Sales of plug-in "zero emission" vehicles have stalled in the region in recent months.


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