Tag: Europe

Putin

Putin Dances at Austrian Foreign Minister’s Wedding

BERLIN (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

France

Man Defending His Wife ‘Lynched’ By Six Youths In France

A trio of seventeen-year-old youths in the French department of Val-d’Oise were arrested early Tuesday morning after they “lynched” a man coming to the aid of his wife, who was also attacked by the group.

Salvini

Italy’s Salvini to Fund Pro-Family Policy with Tax on Migrants

Matteo Salvini’s populist League (La Lega) has promised a comprehensive new pro-family government policy including child care and other policies to encourage Italians to have more children, with the plan being partially funded by a tax on migrants sending cash overseas.

Migrants

Illegal Migrant Sea Crossings to Europe in 2018 Break 55,000

Migrant sea crossings to Europe in 2018 have broken 55,000, with Spain outstripping Italy and Greece as the number one point of arrival for the first time following the installation of a Socialist government in Madrid.

Centrifuges at heart of 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Iran Builds Nuclear Centrifuge Factory, Prepares to Enrich Huge Stockpile of Uranium

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Wednesday that a new factory capable of producing 60 nuclear centrifuge rotors per day is completed and ready to go online if the nuclear deal collapses. He also said Iran has been steadily acquiring uranium despite the “denuclearization” agreement and now has 950 tons of uranium ready to enrich.

Iran possesses the second largest gas reserves on the planet, after Russia, and the fourth largest oil supplies

China Could Ramp Up Iranian Oil Purchases to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s plan to pressure Iran with renewed sanctions might have one big flaw: China. The Chinese are in a position to buy so much Iranian oil that the effect of isolating Iran from U.S. and European markets will be greatly diminished.

Brexit

Trump Says His Brexit Negotiation Advice ‘Too Brutal’ for PM May, Warns Her on Trade

President Donald Trump offered Prime Minister Theresa May some kind words at their joint press conference at Chequers, but hinted he was not convinced she will take Britain out of the EU, and asked her to make sure she wins back the country’s trade powers if she does — and told the press she may yet take his “brutal” advice on how to deal with Brussels.