In 'world of two halves' funds buy U.S. stocks, exit Europe: BAML

In 'world of two halves' funds buy U.S. stocks, exit Europe: BAML

LONDON (Reuters) – Global investors pulled more cash out of European and emerging markets in the past week, opting instead for U.S. stocks, as robust economic growth encouraged a sixth straight week of inflows, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. FILE PHOTO – A computer screen showing stock graphs is reflected on glasses […]

What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the TV show “The Man in the High Castle” (based on a Philip K. Dick book of the same name). There’s the furor that erupted in 2017 over a proposed HBO series called “Confederate,”currently […]

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. US President Donald Trump has ordered 60 Russian diplomats to leave the country. Germany, France, Ukraine, Canada and various European countries have also expelled envoys. Russia has […]

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

Fresh water from melting ice is putting the North Atlantic current at riskAlban Kakulya/Panos By Colin Barras The ocean current that gives western and northern Europe a relatively mild climate might be at greater risk of shutdown than we thought. If the North Atlantic current – the northern segment of the Gulf Stream – did […]

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

By Colin Barras Another year, another climate record broken. But don’t let this one wash over you. Arctic sea ice is usually at its most extensive in early March, which marks the end of the Arctic winter – but this year’s winter ice cap is the smallest recorded in almost 40 years of monitoring. The […]

‘No Europe Prime Minister could ever comply with it’ – May dismisses EU’s N. The european union decide (VIDEO)

‘No Europe Prime Minister could ever comply with it’ – May dismisses EU’s N. The european union decide (VIDEO)

Theresa May has rejected the EU’s plan to include Northern Ireland in a future customs union. “No UK Prime Minister could ever agree to it,” she told Parliament, as it would jeopardize “the constitutional integrity of the UK.” The European Commission’s plan contravenes the Prime Minister’s stance on Northern Ireland. In essence, May’s position is […]

Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro shot to a three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoyed expectations of tighter monetary policy from European Central Bank, while the chance of a pro-European Union coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent. With the world in general and Europe in particular showing signs of sustained […]

Europe and the US were most responsible for deadly heatwave

Europe and the US were most responsible for deadly heatwave

Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/Getty By Richard Schiffman A severe heatwave has been attributed to man-made climate change – and for the first time we can also identify the countries whose emissions are most responsible. Friederike Otto of the University of Oxford, UK and her colleagues studied a heatwave that struck Argentina in 2013/14. The heatwave […]

Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team By Michael Marshall The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have struck the British Isles, causing widespread disruption and damage on Ireland. The cyclone, now downgraded to an extratropical storm, has reportedly led to three deaths. It is unusual for a hurricane to reach western Europe while still at or near hurricane strength. […]