President Trump shows a spending chart, says NATO very unfair to US

Politics 08/22/19, 04:33

President Donald Trump shared a chart of defense expenditures among the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, which supports his claim that the United States is having to shoulder the budget burden for many others. “NATO, very unfair to the United States!” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The president attached ...

President Trump: Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’?

U.S. 08/19/19, 18:37

President Donald Trump said the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark cropped up during talks within his administration. “I don't know. It got released somehow. It's just something we talked about,” said President Trump. He compared the possibility of a purchase as "a large real estate deal" and stated that it ...

President Trump eyes possibility to buy Greenland for US – reports

U.S. 08/16/19, 05:37

President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of acquiring Denmark’s Greenland for the United States. The Associated Press, citing a White House adviser, confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 15, that President Trump had discussed with his aides the purchase. The confirmation comes after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Thursday that two ...

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Europe 05/24/19, 01:43

Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.The 49-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been there for generations, but ...

Burger King to expand sales of new meatless burger to Europe

Europe 05/21/19, 07:27

Burger King will launch in Sweden a version of its Impossible Whopper, the plant-based burgers that have attracted attention in the United States for resembling meat far more closely than traditional veggie burgers.The food chain said Tuesday that Sweden will be the first European country where it sells the burger, ...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Europe 05/20/19, 02:50

Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest ...

Exclusive: Europe’s far-right wooing the young

Europe 05/16/19, 02:53

They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional.Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are some of their most ardent supporters. In Belgium, the telegenic ...

Exclusive: Europe’s far-right parties wooing the young

Europe 05/16/19, 02:27

They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional.Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are some of their most ardent supporters. In Belgium, the telegenic ...

Denmark to hold election June 5; immigration a major issue

Europe 05/07/19, 09:05

Denmark will hold a general election on June 5, the prime minister announced Tuesday, with immigration a hot-button issue for voters.Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who heads the Liberals, has been in power since 2015. He later formed a coalition with the smaller Liberal-Alliance and the Conservatives. But it ...

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark

Europe 05/05/19, 12:00

A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and their surviving daughter, Astrid, as three flower-covered coffins were brought out ...

SAS, pilots reach 3-year deal ending strike

Europe 05/03/19, 02:50

Scandinavian Airlines and its pilots have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that put an end to a six-day strike that grounded more than 4,000 flights and affected hundreds of thousands of passengers.CEO Richard Gustafson says the deal "provides stability for the future" and gives "more flexibility."Pilots' spokesman Christian Laulund ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway staying near humans

Europe 05/02/19, 05:14

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans.Joergen Ree Wiig, of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, told The Associated Press "it was the first thing I saw" when looking out of his office window Thursday in ...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks with pilots continue

Europe 05/02/19, 02:27

Scandinavian Airlines is canceling more flights as talks between the carrier and the striking pilots continued in the Norwegian capital.The airline says 429 more flights were canceled Thursday on top of the 280 announced earlier for the day, totaling 709 flights being grounded which is affecting about 54,000 passengers.The cancellation ...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks resume with pilots

Europe 05/01/19, 06:04

Scandinavian Airlines is cancelling another 280 flights across the Nordic region through Thursday afternoon (1200 GMT), affecting 20,000 more passengers, due to a pilots' strike.The cancellation comes on top of 504 flight canceled Wednesday and hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday due to the collapse of ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale lets people pet it in Artic Norway

Europe 04/30/19, 06:48

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway with a tight harness that is believed to have links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose.The white whale has been frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's ...

Strikes grounds hundreds more Scandinavian Airlines flights

Europe 04/30/19, 05:57

Scandinavian Airlines says it will cancel another 504 flight departures across the Nordic region on Wednesday, affecting about 47,000 passengers, due to a pilots' strike.The cancellation comes on top of 546 flights canceled Tuesday and hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday due to the collapse of ...

Nationalist party enters Estonia’s government

Europe 04/29/19, 10:41

The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party were sworn in Monday as Estonia's interior and finance minister.Prime Minister Juri Ratas presented his 15-member coalition Cabinet on Monday at the 101-seat Riigikogu assembly.Earlier this month, Ratas, leader of the left-leaning Center Party, clinched a surprise deal with the nationalist and ...

Streaming service Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark

Entertainment 04/29/19, 08:52

Music streaming service Spotify says its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music.The Stockholm-based company called the figure, which was reached during the first three months of 2019, "an important milestone." The growth ...

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