Tag: Europe

European consumers are eager to use biometric technology for secure payments, Visa study finds

As cybersecurity threats targeting the financial sector continue to rise and malicious hackers’ techniques become bolder and more sophisticated, biometric technology is swiftly emerging as a promising solution to strengthen digital security and better secure payments. Over half of Europeans are ready to use the technology while making a payment, Visa research has found.   […]

5 Things You Need To Know About Britain’s New Prime Minister

Britain’s new Prime Minister is former Home Secretary Theresa May, of the ruling conservative party. (The home secretary is in charge of homeland security, immigration and police). She will take office today, following the resignation of the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron.   Here are five things you need to know about her policies on […]

Merkel admits her refugee policy helped bring terrorists to Germany | Fox News

Angela Merkel has admitted that she effectively invited terrorists into Germany, in a pretty stunning indictment of her own policy.   The German Chancellor told a group of supporters from her Christian Democrats party that extremists had taken their chance to slip into her country.   Tensions in Germany have soared since Merkel opened the […]

Iraq Report Prompts More Defensiveness Than Regret From Tony Blair

LONDON — His voice sometimes close to cracking, his expression strained and grim, former Prime Minister Tony Blair spent much of the past two days responding to the damning judgment of an inquiry into how he led Britain into the Iraq war, engaging in an extraordinary public mix of soul searching, regret and defensiveness.   […]

Russia and NATO growing military across east Europe

On the kerbside outside the civilian airport in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea outpost, a group of about 20 servicemen in Russian navy uniforms lined up earlier this month, waiting for a bus to take them to their base.   “We are an additional reinforcement,” one of the young men, who said he and his colleagues […]

Obama Will Need His Oratory Powers to Sell Globalization

When President Obama travels to North Carolina and Europe this week, he will press an argument that could define foreign policy in the last six months of his presidency: that Americans and Europeans must not forsake their open, interconnected societies for the nativism and nationalism preached by Donald J. Trump or Britain’s Brexiteers.   Few […]

The United States of Europe: Germany and France Hatch a Plan to Create an EU Superstate

If you believe that the Brexit vote is going to kill the idea of a “United States of Europe,” you might want to think again.   In fact, it appears that the decision by the British people to leave the European Union is only going to accelerate the process of creating an EU superstate.   […]

Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.   The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part […]

Obama warns against global ‘hysteria’ after Britain’s vote to leave EU

Barack Obama warned against financial and global hysteria after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying cataclysmic changes were unlikely. In an in interview with NPR that aired on Tuesday, the US president called for calm and pointed out that Norway is not a member of the European Union but is one of America’s […]

EU referendum: German and French to unveil European superstate blueprint post-Brexit

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.   Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those […]