Europe

Europe’s Refugee Crisis Simmers Despite Efforts to Solve It

Volunteers help migrants and refugees on a dingy as they arrive at the shore of the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on March 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Volunteers help migrants and refugees on a dingy as they arrive at the shore of the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on March 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

BERLIN—Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers,...




  • Relatives and friends mourn during the state funeral service of some of the earthquake victims in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, on Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Italy Buries Quake Dead, Recalls Sisters Embracing in Rubble

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy—A young man wept over a little girl’s white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell... Read more

  • Sister Mariana, from Albania, checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

    Nun in Viral Italy Quake Photo Texted Friends ‘Adieu’

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy—She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native... Read more

  • An earthquake survivor is carried on a wheel chair in a tent camp set up as a temporary shelter following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Strong Aftershocks Rattle Devastated Italian Earthquake Zone

    AMATRICE, Italy—Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake... Read more

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    Belgian media report blast at Sports center

    BRUSSELS—A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports center in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, holds a bunch of flowers as a birthday present for a member of the cabinet during her arrival for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. At right is German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German Business Confidence Drops Unexpectedly, Survey Shows

    BERLIN—Business confidence in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has dropped unexpectedly as managers’ assessment of both their current and future situations darkened following Britain’s decision to... Read more

  • People drink in a tent camp near Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Toll Rises to 281 in Italian Earthquake

    UPDATE: Italian authorities say the death toll in central Italy’s devastating earthquake has risen to 281.   PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy—Aftershocks in central Italy rattled... Read more

  • This still image taken from video shows survivors and rescuers wandering in the center of Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo)

    Italy Earthquake Kills at Least 159 People

    Update: Italy’s civil protection agency says death toll in earthquake rises to 159. AMATRICE, Italy—Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out... Read more

  • German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, left, and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attend a joint media conference in Paris, Tuesday, Aug.23, 2016. The French and German interior ministers said Tuesday they're pushing for a Europe-wide policy limiting encryption, and want it discussed at an EU summit in Slovakia next month. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    France, Germany Want Limits on Encryption to Fight Terrorism

    PARIS—France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring messaging apps such as Telegram to limit encryption to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists... Read more

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    Woman Stabs Three People Following Argument on Bus in Belgium

    A woman stabbed and wounded three people on a bus in the Brussels area before she was shot and injured by police, local media outlets... Read more

  • Two Syrian refugees concentrate during an English lesson with a volunteer teacher in London on July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Adela Suliman)

    Syrian Refugees Support Each Other in Britain

    LONDON—A summer rainstorm pounded down on the eaves of Christ the Saviour church hall in London as Fardous Bahbouh poured tea and set up the... Read more

  • A meal at the vegan restaurant ‘L’Herbivore’ in Berlin. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Berlin Goes Vegan With ‘Butcher’ Shops, Singles’ Night

    Long the European capital of techno-driven nightlife, fastidious hipsterdom and low-cost party weekends, Berlin is adding another string to its bow as a vegan haven... Read more

  • Rooms to Let in a shop window in London. Residential rents for new lets in London have fallen for the first time in six years, according to a new study. (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

    London Rents Fall for First Time Since 2010

    Residential rents for new lets in London have fallen for the first time in six years, according to the first study published on the issue... Read more

  • Tea at The Kensington Hotel, London. The popularity of afternoon tea has London hotels vying to attract a new wave of customers by inventing twists on the classic English indulgence.  (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Competition Brewing for London Afternoon Teas

    The popularity of afternoon tea has London hotels vying to attract a new wave of customers by inventing twists on the classic English indulgence –... Read more

  • File photo of an asthma inhaler dispensing a dose of drug. A woman  was jailed in Croydon, UK, for subjecting her children to unnecessary medical procedures, including medication to treat severe asthma, so that she could claim hundreds of thousands of pounds in state benefits. (Getty Images)

    Mother Jailed in Britain for Child Cruelty to Claim Benefits

    A woman in Britain was jailed on Monday for subjecting her children to unnecessary medical procedures so that she could claim hundreds of thousands of... Read more

  • Britain's annual inflation rate edged higher in July 2016, official data showed, and is set to climb further as a weak pound caused by the Brexit vote raises import prices. The main contributors to the increase in the rate were rising prices for motor fuels, alcoholic beverages and accommodation services, the ONS said in a statement. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    British Inflation Climbs to 0.6% After Brexit Vote

    Britain’s annual inflation rate edged higher last month, official data has shown, and is set to climb further as a weak pound caused by the... Read more

  • Spray-painted signs pointing to the nearest bomb shelter, like this one in Mariupol, are common sights in cities across Ukraine. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    After Crimea ‘Incursions,’ Russia and Ukraine Step Back From All-Out War

    KYIV, Ukraine—In a familiar cycle of brinksmanship, Russia and Ukraine once again edged toward the brink of open war last week, only for the bellicose... Read more

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