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Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

As Argentina suffers through one of its worst droughts in decades, fires in the Paraná Delta – the country’s largest wetland – are billowing smoke as far away as Buenos Aires, residents said. The fires, on land normally used for grazing, appear to have been sparked by ranchers burning pastures to clear them, a traditional […]

Europe And African Relations Post COVID-19

Europe And African Relations Post COVID-19

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a “new strategic” dimension. In 2007, they reiterated their ambition to come together in awareness of the lessons and experiences of the past, but also in the certainty that our common future requires an audacious approach. Why then, despite such good […]

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic abuse charities in Europe have called for hotels and holiday lets to be turned into refuges as they warned that coronavirus lockdowns would lead to a massive jump in the numbers of women fleeing violence. Governments, support services and charities are scrambling to help thousands of women facing weeks of isolation at home with […]

Macron Leaves For Russia To Salvage Iran’s Deal

Macron Leaves For Russia To Salvage Iran’s Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Russia this week once threatened to split France from its European allies. Now it’s part of a wider European effort to tie President Vladimir Putin to the Iran nuclear accord. Macron will hold direct talks with Putin Thursday about Iran, Syria, and Ukraine, and on Friday he attends the […]

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Sauli Niinisto was re-elected as Finland’s president without recourse to a runoff — a first since the post has been settled by popular vote. The 69-year-old former finance minister won the election with 62.7 percent backing, surpassing the 50 percent needed to avoid a second vote. His closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, who […]

Britain, EU Reach Deal On Brexit Divorce Terms

Britain, EU Reach Deal On Brexit Divorce Terms

The EU Commission said Friday that Brexit talks should move on to trade talks as “sufficient progress” had been made on the first stage covering divorce issues, following talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. “The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that […]

Aliko Dangote To Invest Up To $50 Billion In U.S., Europe

Aliko Dangote To Invest Up To $50 Billion In U.S., Europe

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20 billion to $50 billion in the U.S. and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals. The 60-year-old Nigerian cement tycoon aims to move into these territories for the first time in 2020 after completing almost $5 billion of agricultural projects and an $11 […]

Brexit Means Paying More For Breakfast

Brexit Means Paying More For Breakfast

The price of classic “full English” breakfast could spike by nearly 13% if Britain crashes out of the European Union, according to accounting firm KPMG. Failing to agree a new trade relationship before leaving the EU in March 2019 would force the U.K. to trade under rules set by the World Trade Organization. “If the […]

Europe Sees Spike In Women Trafficked For Prostitution

Europe Sees Spike In Women Trafficked For Prostitution

Police and aid groups say more than 60 percent of illegal prostitutes in Belgium are trafficked from Nigeria. Many are only teenagers and almost all come from Benin City, a city in the south of Nigeria. Rosa was sexually exploited by Nigerian traffickers and had to prostitute herself on the streets of Spain, Norway, France […]

Macron Vows to Heal France’s Divisions After Victory Over Le Pen

Macron Vows to Heal France’s Divisions After Victory Over Le Pen

  Emmanuel Macron pledged to unite France’s rifts after his victory over Marine Le Pen in the presidential election, saying that he’ll work to address the concerns that were exposed during one of the most divisive campaigns of recent history. The president-elect made his comments in a speech to supporters at his campaign headquarters in […]

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