Muslims in Europe Feel Vulnerable to Rising Hostility Over Israel-Gaza

[ad_1] By Layli Foroudi, Thomas Escritt, Andrew MacAskill and Sarah Marsh PARIS/BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Jian Omar, a Berlin lawmaker of Kurdish-Syrian background, feels unprotected by police after suffering hate-filled flyers mixed with glass and faeces, a broken window and a hammer-wielding assailant since the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Israel. The three incidents at … Read more

Turkey Freezes Assets of 82 Organisations, People for Alleged Ties to Kurdish Militants

[ad_1] ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey froze the local assets of 20 organisations and 62 individuals based in various European countries, Australia and Japan, citing alleged ties with Kurdish militant group PKK, a decision published in the Official Gazette showed on Wednesday. Turkey’s Ministry of Treasury and Finance said the decision was “based on the existence … Read more

German Government to Agree Budget Fixes as Way Out of Crisis

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s ruling coalition was expected to agree a supplementary budget on Monday that will temporarily lift a self-imposed cap on borrowing limits after a constitutional court ruling tore up the government’s spending plans. The budget would see Germany suspend its constitutionally enshrined debt brake for a fourth year in a row … Read more

Chinese Families of Missing Malaysia MH370 Plane Seek Compensation in Court

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – A Beijing court on Monday began compensation hearings for the Chinese relatives of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared over the Indian Ocean almost a decade ago, the plaintiffs said. Over 150 Chinese passengers were on the flight which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing … Read more

Support for Germany’s Greens Falls Amid Budget Crisis, Poll Shows

[ad_1] FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Green Party’s popularity with voters has fallen to its lowest in over five years, a poll showed on Sunday, as Germany’s coalition government grapples with a big hole in its budget. The so called traffic light coalition – named to reflect the three party colours – is scrambling to plug … Read more

Europe’s Far-Right Gathers in Portugal, Shows Support for Chega Ahead of Election

[ad_1] LISBON (Reuters) – Still in celebratory mood after a shock win for Dutch populist Geert Wilders, some of Europe’s far-right leaders gathered in Lisbon on Friday in a show of support for their Portuguese counterpart ahead of a snap election in March. Andre Ventura, leader of Portugal’s far-right party Chega, welcomed members of Europe’s … Read more

Almost 400,000 Deaths in Europe in 2021 Attributable to Filthy Air -EU Report

[ad_1] BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Almost 400,000 deaths in Europe in 2021 were related to three main air pollutants and some could have been avoided if pollutants had been reduced to World Health Organisation-recommended levels, an EU report said on Friday. The European Environment Agency (EEA) said that within the European Union, pollution caused by fine … Read more

Factbox-European Countries Tighten Borders

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The European Union is dealing with an increase in legal and illegal arrivals by migrants, prompting some member states to temporarily re-introduce border controls within what is normally a zone of free movement. The bloc’s Schengen rules allow such action “as a last resort” in cases that are deemed serious threats to … Read more

China Offers Visa-Free Entry for Citizens of France, Germany, Italy

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) -China will temporarily exempt citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia from needing visas to visit the world’s second-largest economy in a bid to give a boost to post-pandemic tourism. From Dec. 1 to Nov. 30 next year, citizens of those countries entering China for business, tourism, visiting relatives … Read more

EU Court Adviser Rebuffs Deutsche Telekom’s Fight for Interest on Antitrust Fine

[ad_1] BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An adviser to Europe’s top court on Thursday said judges should dismiss Deutsche Telekom’s bid to get EU antitrust regulators to pay interest on the reimbursed portion of a fine imposed nearly a decade ago. A number of companies have recently demanded that antitrust enforcers pay default interest on fines in … Read more