Europe

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

Published 21/06/2016

FRANKFURT Britain's first official astronaut said on Tuesday he would join another trip to the International Space Station "in a heartbeat" and would love to [more…]

Greece’s bailout funds released- EU’s Juncker hails Greek efforts

Greece’s bailout funds released- EU’s Juncker hails Greek efforts

Published 21/06/2016

ATHENS Greece got more than 7 billion euros in bailout funds on Tuesday after a review of the country's progress in implementing economic reforms, the [more…]

Britain’s Telegraph newspaper backs leaving EU

Britain’s Telegraph newspaper backs leaving EU

Published 20/06/2016

LONDON Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper came out in favor of quitting the European Union on Monday, urging voters to tick the "Leave" box in a [more…]

Social researcher NatCen sees UK leaning toward EU ‘In’ vote

Social researcher NatCen sees UK leaning toward EU ‘In’ vote

Published 20/06/2016

LONDON Voters in Britain favor staying in the European Union, according to a poll published by social research organization NatCen on Monday, although most of [more…]

Remain 53 percent, Leave 46 percent: ORB poll on UK’s EU referendum

Remain 53 percent, Leave 46 percent: ORB poll on UK’s EU referendum

Published 20/06/2016

LONDON Support for Britain remaining in the European Union stood at 53 percent with support for quitting the bloc at 46 percent, according to a [more…]

Britain would not be able to rejoin EU: foreign minister

Britain would not be able to rejoin EU: foreign minister

Published 20/06/2016

LUXEMBOURG Britain could not rejoin the European Union after leaving because membership requirements would be too onerous, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday.He said [more…]

Brussels Brits eye going Belgian as EU referendum looms

Brussels Brits eye going Belgian as EU referendum looms

Published 20/06/2016

BRUSSELS Brexit may be an abstract idea for many Britons but for compatriots living in continental Europe Thursday's EU membership referendum has a very real [more…]

Harry Potter and the EU referendum monsters: JK Rowling criticizes campaigns

Harry Potter and the EU referendum monsters: JK Rowling criticizes campaigns

Published 20/06/2016

LONDON Author JK Rowling has criticized the rhetoric surrounding the British referendum on the European Union, calling the campaign "divisive and bitter".Writing on her website [more…]

Paris exhibition displays Chirac-like 18th century Japanese masks

Paris exhibition displays Chirac-like 18th century Japanese masks

Published 20/06/2016

PARIS Three antique Japanese theater masks that bear a striking resemblance to former French president Jacques Chirac will go on display from Tuesday in a [more…]

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Published 20/06/2016

NEW YORK An airplane powered solely by energy from the sun headed across the Atlantic early on Monday, on one of the longest legs of [more…]