Europe Life & Style
The difference between Trump's annual physical exam and yours
Bosnia's Orthodox Christians follow rituals in run-up to Christmas
Man City's celebrations? You should hear Burnley, says Rooney
UK woos Israel as relationship with EU breaks down
Miss India crowned Miss World 2017
EU rights agency highlights persistent violence against women
The Future of Europe
The difference between Trump's annual physical exam and yours
2018-01-17 13:45:18 On Friday, President Donald Trump underwent his first full physical exam since taking the Oval Office. White House physician Ronny Jackson gave a news conference Tuesday reiterating his earlier statement that the 71-year-old president is in "excellent health." Despite concerns about his weight, diet and lack of physical activity, Jackson said that based on Trump's cardiac assessment, his cardiac risk is low   Read More ...
Berlin: Halbnackte "Kühe" protestieren vor Mercedes Fashion-Week gegen Pelz und Leder
2018-01-17 13:04:23 PETA-Aktivistinnen haben sich gestern vor dem Veranstaltungsort der Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin entblößt, um gegen Tierquälerei zu Modezwecken zu protestieren. Unter dem Motto "Tierhaut tötet - trag vegan" posierten zwei halbnackte Frauen in einer überdimensionalen Handtasche. Ihre Körper waren mit schwarz-weißen Kuhmustern bemalt und mit Kunstblut übergossen. Zeitgleich gingen Besucher der Fashion-Week an ihnen vorbei, um sich in der Halle die ersten Shows anzusehen. Der PETA-Fachreferent für den Einsatz von Tieren in der Modebranche, Frank Schmidt, erläuterte, warum die Organisation sich für Proteste mit Schockwert entscheidet: "Das Tierleid, das in den Schlachthäusern von Pelzfarmen stattfindet, ist sehr grausam. Und was wir hier mit unserer Körperbemalung und den beiden Künstlern deutlich zu machen versuchen, ist, dass Tiere oft bei vollem Bewusstsein getötet werden - nur für Handtaschen, Schuhe oder andere Bekleidungsaccessoires   Read More ...
Prince William jokes about role of best man at brother's wedding
2018-01-16 01:07:10 (10 Jan 2018) Britain's Prince William on Wednesday joked that his brother, Prince Harry, had yet to ask him to be his best man at his wedding to Meghan Markle. The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the upcoming royal nuptials during a visit to a London charity which has launched a "Best Man Project" as part of their campaign to prevent male suicide. He also laughed when it was pointed out by former England and Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand that the 19 May wedding would clash with the FA Cup football final that is taking place on the same day   Read More ...
UKIP leader Henry Bolton splits with girlfriend over ‘racist’ texts
2018-01-15 09:00:02 The leader of Britain’s UKIP party has said he is ending his relationship with his girlfriend after reports claiming she had made a series of racist comments about Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle. However, Henry Bolton says he has no intention of standing down from his post “for the good of the party”. Jo Marney, his 25-year-old now ex-girlfriend, was suspended from the party over the weekend after a Sunday newspaper published printed texts it said had been sent by Marney   Read More ...
Thieves break in to a jewellery shop at Paris' luxury Ritz hotel
2018-01-11 07:45:02 Armed thieves broke into a jewellery shop at the luxury ritz hotel in Paris on Wednesday and stole goods with an estimated value of 4.5m euros. It happened at around six o' clock in the evening. Three suspects were quickly arrested near the Place Vendôme in central Paris, but at least two others got away, according to a police official. No one was hurt   Read More ...
Bye, Joe! Inside Teresa Giudice’s Romantic Getaway With Her Secret Lover
2018-01-08 18:39:31 “Teresa went to Cancun for the holidays with her boyfriend,” a source told Radar, adding that the married mom is so comfortable with her man, her family even hung out with him on the trip. “Her dad was even there, so she’s hardly hiding it anymore!” As Radar reported, the reality TV diva met with a divorce attorney for dinner on Saturday night, leading fans to believe she’s scheming to split from her incarcerated husband Joe   Read More ...
I didn't buck tradition to buy my engagement ring. I reimagined it.
2018-01-06 21:45:11 I technically paid for my engagement ring, at least in part. When my now-husband and I started talking marriage for real, we were already living together with a shared bank account and a domestic partnership. We had already made the commitment to be together, but we wanted to celebrate it, and I sheepishly admitted that, despite all the feminist arguments about its patriarchal symbolism, I wanted a ring   Read More ...
Bosnia's Orthodox Christians follow rituals in run-up to Christmas
2018-01-06 11:45:16 Orthodox Christians in Bosnia have been preparing for Epiphany and Christmas celebrations this weekend by following traditional rituals and enjoying a pre-festive feast. Preparations for the celebrations include spraying stables and land with wheat seeds, symbolising hope for wealth and fertile land in the coming year. As the wheat is thrown, the oldest members of the family sacrifice an animal, which will be then eaten on Orthodox Christian's Christmas Day on Sunday   Read More ...
Turkey's Erdogan says he is tired of waiting for EU approval
2018-01-05 19:41:35 PARIS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he is "seriously tired" of waiting for the European Union to decide if it wants his country as a member. Erdogan, who was in Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron as part of efforts to improve his government's strained relationship with Europe, said Turkey won't wait forever. "Unfortunately, we did the first steps in 1963, and it's now been 54 years that Turkey has been waiting in the antechamber of the EU," Erdogan said during a joint news conference with Macron   Read More ...
S. Korea's Amorepacific bets on luxury cosmetics for Europe push
2018-01-05 18:42:03 * Amorepacific began selling in France in 2017 * Aims to draw customers with herbal-inspired formulas * Rival South Korean firms also working on Europe business By Sarah White and Pascale Denis Amorepacific, South Korea’s biggest beauty firm, began selling its luxury Sulwhasoo brand of creams and other cosmetic products in Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris in September. Thierry Maman, the head of the group’s European operations, said its products should reach British department stores, such as Selfridges, this year, with Germany to follow after that   Read More ...
Conte: Clowns? Mourinho was probably talking about himself
2018-01-05 16:06:51 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reminded Manchester United rival Jose Mourinho that he too has a tendency to act like a “clown on the touchline”. The Red Devils boss recently accused a number of his fellow Premier League coaches of behaving “like a crazy guy” in the heat of battle. It was suggested that the Portuguese’s comments were aimed in the direction of Conte and Jurgen Klopp – with the Chelsea and Liverpool duo famed for their animated approach   Read More ...
Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger
2018-01-03 17:35:19 Turkey's main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, under Islamic law, girls as young as nine could marry. The comments by the Diyanet prompted an outpouring of anger on social media from Turkish women's groups. The directorate insisted it was only defining points of Islamic law. Turkey's legal age of marriage is 18 but the practice of underage weddings in religious ceremonies is widespread   Read More ...
Angel Gomes advised how to unlock 'unbelievable potential' at Man United
2017-12-29 02:02:11 Angel Gomes has been offered advice by Scott McTominay on how to unlock his “unbelievable potential” and become a first-team regular at Manchester United. The 17-year-old made his first-team debut against Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign. That outing saw him replace outgoing club icon Wayne Rooney, with Old Trafford witnessing a changing of the guard. Related Gomes has been billed as a superstar in the making for some time and is now being challenged to make good on that promise and force himself into contention under Jose Mourinho   Read More ...
We don't need a Year of the Woman. We need progress for all women.
2017-12-28 17:00:03 Last January, after taking part in the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history, a 32-year-old emergency psychiatric screener at a New Jersey hospital spotted a Facebook post from her county official, who asked, mockingly: "Will the women's protest end in time for them to cook dinner?" Another year, she might have just raged; instead, she ran for his seat. On November 7, Ashley Bennett, a political newcomer, unseated John Carman, a career politician   Read More ...
Kosovo’s PM in a knot over pay rise
2017-12-28 07:00:04 Activists in Kosovo have hung hundreds of ties on a fence outside a government building in the capital, Pristina, to protest against a pay rise for the country’s prime minister. Kushtrim Mehmeti of US-based NGO Beyond the Walls said activists launched a social media appeal to collect the ties after Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said in TV interviews that he needed the additional money from a doubling of his wages last week for new ties and shirts   Read More ...
Newcastle can be top eight with transfer backing - Benitez
2017-12-27 10:04:46 Rafael Benitez believes he can turn Newcastle United into a top-eight club if he receives financial backing to improve the squad in January. The Magpies ended a winless run of nine Premier League matches with Saturday's 3-2 victory at West Ham and next up is the daunting challenge of runaway leaders Manchester City at St James' Park. Owner Mike Ashley is in talks with Amanda Staveley regarding a takeover of the club, and Benitez feels some shrewd spending in the mid-season transfer window could see them build on their current standing of 15th, one point clear of the bottom three   Read More ...
Valverde shows he's the Real deal as Clasico clobbering completes Barca miracle
2017-12-23 16:03:23 This was supposed to be Real Madrid's season to dominate. After Los Blancos beat Barcelona 5-1 over two legs of the Spanish Supercopa back in August, Gerard Pique admitted for the first time in his career at the Catalan club that his side's fierce rivals were superior. And so it seemed. Pique's words aimed to motivate his team-mates after a difficult summer which saw Neymar leave for Paris Saint-Germain, top transfer targets Philippe Coutinho and Marco Verratti not brought in and, later, the revelation that Lionel Messi's contract had still not been signed   Read More ...
Balotelli would rejoin Man City 'for free' as he targets move to 'big club'
2017-12-21 20:05:52 Mario Balotelli says he would head back to Manchester City “for free” as he plots a move to a “big club” that can challenge for trophies. The enigmatic Italian striker enjoyed a productive spell at the Etihad Stadium between August 2010 and January 2013, winning the Premier League title and FA Cup. His career rather hit the skids from that point, at AC Milan and Liverpool, but he has been rejuvenated since joining Ligue 1 outfit Nice in 2016   Read More ...
Ben Dumps Lindsay For Jen! Inside Their Secret Holiday ‘Trial Reunion’ With The Kids
2017-12-20 17:23:44 Boozehound isn’t only ditching his addiction, he’s also gearing up to dump , has learned exclusively! Just days after Affleck, 45, secretly entered rehab for the third time at Passages treatment facility’s 30-day program in Malibu, California, a source reveals to Radar the actor is ready to leave girlfriend Lindsay Shookus — and reunite with ! Garner, 45, filed for divorce in April, but the split has yet to be finalized   Read More ...
Mourinho: I will no longer celebrate most Man Utd goals
2017-12-18 04:04:30 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has vowed to no longer celebrate most occasions when his team hits the back of the net, as he continued a war of words that broke out in last week's defeat to Manchester City. The Special One was not amused at what he considered excessive celebrations from Pep Guardiola in the Manchester derby, sparking a fresh rift between the old rivals   Read More ...
Man City's celebrations? You should hear Burnley, says Rooney
2017-12-17 16:02:48 Manchester City's dressing room celebrations are nothing compared to the din created by Premier League surprise-package Burnley, according to Wayne Rooney. City chalked up their 16th consecutive Premier League win by thumping Tottenham 4-1 on Saturday, moving 14 points clear of Manchester United at the top of the table, and pictures of buoyant dressing room celebrations shared on social media by players were a familiar post-match feature   Read More ...
McTominay reveals Man Utd role models as he seeks more minutes under Mourinho
2017-12-16 14:03:11 Scott McTominay considers the likes of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic to be his role models at Manchester United. The highly-rated midfielder has seen more game time under Jose Mourinho this season after graduating out of the Old Trafford academy system. He is just 21 years of age and has several international performers ahead of him in the Red Devils pecking order   Read More ...
Harry and Meghan Markle name wedding date
2017-12-15 20:18:44 The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of London's Kensington Palace, the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple opened up for the first time about their relationship in an interview last month when Harry told the BBC that his late mother, Princess Diana, would have been "over the moon" about the pair's engagement   Read More ...
PN has Europe’s support, Adrian Delia says after attending his first EPP summit
2017-12-15 12:06:01 The European People's Party is supporting Malta in the situation it has found itself in, PN leader Adrian Delia said after attending his first EPP summit. Delia said he has the support of other EPP leaders. He said that he took this opportunity to make sure that Malta has the EU's support. "It is through this good relationship that we managed to safeguard Malta's position in the financial sector as PN MEPs voted against the motion by the socialist party   Read More ...
Manchester Christmas Markets named the UK's best - and in Europe's top 20
2017-12-12 16:11:26 Manchester Christmas Markets have been voted the best in the UK, in a recent online poll to find Europe's best Christmas market. The annual competition, held by travel website European Best Destinations , saw Manchester shrug off strong competition from a list of 100 Christmas markets, and placed higher than stalwart Christmas destinations such as Dresden, Leipzig and Cologne. Coming in at number 13, Manchester Christmas markets received 5,841 votes and was the only UK city to make the list   Read More ...
Britain’s popularity as a destination for EU job seekers has plunged since Brexit vote
2017-12-11 17:08:00 Britain’s popularity as a destination for European jobseekers has plummeted since its decision to leave the EU, with many workers now favouring destinations like Germany, Luxembourg and Ireland, new research reveals. Job site Indeed analysed the online search patterns of millions of jobseekers from 15 European countries and found that the share of all cross-border job searches is down 14.7 per cent since 2015   Read More ...
Resetting relationship between Africa, Europe
2017-12-11 05:08:39 JOHANNESBURG ― In October, the European Union announced a plan to invest 40 billion euro ($47.6 billion) in Africa, a "Marshall Plan" for the continent that would boost economic growth, create jobs, and, ultimately, slow the migration of young Africans to Europe. "Words won't convince migrants to stay at home," European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said. "We must give them a chance to have a decent life   Read More ...
Bridging the digital skills gap in Europe through the Developer Scholarship Challenge
2017-12-08 12:17:58 Today, we’re delighted our initiative has been recognized by the European Commission, winning the EC Digital skills award in the “Digital skills for ICT professionals” category, developing high-level digital skills for professionals in all industry sectors. This is the second year in a row the EC has awarded Google for our digital skills work. To date, we have seen more than 200,000 applications, with demand coming from every country in Europe   Read More ...
Now the hard work begins for the UK
2017-12-08 12:15:16 Britain has reached agreement on the key principles of its divorce from the European Union, paving the way for the start of trade talks. That's when the hard work will really begin. The U.K. should receive the green light next week to start negotiations on what kind of access it will have to its biggest export market after the European Commission deemed it had made "sufficient progress" on protecting the rights of EU citizens, paying its divorce bill and maintaining an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland   Read More ...
Mkhitaryan explains how he showed Ibrahimovic there are two Gods at Man Utd
2017-12-07 16:02:58 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed how he helped to show Manchester United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he is not the only ‘God’ at Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ enigmatic Swedish striker has never been shy of billing himself as the spiritual leader of football. He has earned such a standing through his achievements on the pitch, with his legendary status stretching well beyond the borders of his homeland   Read More ...
‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo’s Husband Larry Tells All On Failed Marriage
2017-12-05 23:21:34 Long Island Medium star is finally opening up about his rocky marriage to , and what caused them to split after 28 years together. The couple may have announced the breakup just this Sunday, but one day later, in the show’s season finale, Larry, 55, announced exactly what went wrong. “We’re having a difficult time,” he explained to his friend Danny in the episode   Read More ...
Selena Gomez Looks Scary Skinny In Tight Mini Dress During London Appearance
2017-12-04 21:27:12 Is Selena Gomez doing okay after her life-changing kidney transplant? The star looked skinnier than ever during her latest appearance in London.   Read More ...
‘No Ill Will!’ Matt Baier & Wife Claim They’re ‘Happy’ For Pregnant Amber Portwood
2017-12-01 17:24:14 “We are very happy for Amber and her baby,” Conlon, 35, told Radar. “We’re in love ourselves so we don’t have ill will. Their split was a blessing in disguise for everyone involved.” Portwood called off her engagement to Baier after three years together when he failed a lie detector test about cheating rumors. Although the two tried to save their relationship by joining Marriage Bootcamp, they split for good in July   Read More ...
Self-employed worker wins £27k for 13 years of unpaid leave in landmark EU judgement
2017-11-30 22:09:04 A SELF-EMPLOYED window salesman has won a whopping £27,000 in unpaid leave following a "bombshell" European judgement. British Conley King worked for the Sash Window Workshop for 13 years on a freelance basis, but was later found to have workers' rights. Now, in a landmark judgement the European Court of Justice has backed Mr King's case - and has further ruled the worker is entitled to his untaken leave at the firm   Read More ...
Eurozone unemployment drops further on buoyant recovery
2017-11-30 12:12:06 BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that the unemployment rate in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since January 2009, further evidence that the buoyant economic recovery across the region is being felt in most corners of the labor market. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Thursday that the jobless rate fell to 8.8 percent in October, from 8   Read More ...
'Disabilities don't prevent beauty' say women featuring in new pin-up calendar
2017-11-29 17:00:14 Two Danish women with disabilities have created a pin-up calendar of disabled women in lingerie to show that “disabilities don’t prevent women from being beautiful.” Manja Simone Lundgaard Hansen and Trine Ringhejm Jensen got the idea together with a photographer and even though it was a bit transgressive to take the revealing pictures, they are both very satisfied with the result   Read More ...
The poverty of social connections | David Robinson | TEDxLondonSalon
2017-11-29 00:10:44 Strong relationships keep us all mentally and physically healthy, make us feel more confident and more capable, connect us to jobs and opportunities, build self-esteem and erode inequality. But for many of the poorest in society, social connections are also weak. Using his personal experience as a community organizer in East London, David shares his ideas about the importance of building stronger social connections. David is a community leader and founder of Community Links, a ground-breaking organisation which inspires people to affect social change. He is a leading figure in social finance and led the Council for Social Action for Gordon Brown   Read More ...
Revelations expected about Harry and Meghan Markle's big day
2017-11-28 16:16:28 (CNN)More details about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected Tuesday afternoon, a day after the British royal and his American girlfriend announced their engagement. Revelations are likely to include the venue and the month of the wedding, which will take place in spring 2018. After months of speculation it was revealed Monday that the pair had privately become engaged in London earlier this month   Read More ...
UK woos Israel as relationship with EU breaks down
2017-11-27 11:15:48 As Britain proceeds with the dissolution of its marriage to its long-term partner, the European Union, it has started to court new companions, among them Israel. Brexit — the process the UK has initiated for withdrawing from the EU, which is estimated to impact economic (PDF) growth, create financial instability and cut jobs — is a challenge, but it also presents “huge” opportunities for Israel, said Hugo Bieber, chief executive of the chamber of commerce UK Israel Business (UKIB), who led the chamber’s largest business delegation to Israel last week with a similar message to Israeli firms   Read More ...
‘Violence against women must stop now’ – European Commission
2017-11-25 12:06:56 The European Commission on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has said that such violence "must stop now." "Violence against women and girls still takes place every day, inside and outside the European Union. This violation of human rights is pervasive and has many different faces: it happens regardless of social background, whether at home, at work, at school, in the street, playing sports or online   Read More ...