Europe's Biggest Oil Refinery Plans to Restart Key Unit – Bloomberg

Europe's Biggest Oil Refinery Plans to Restart Key Unit – Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will attempt on Friday to restart one of two crude units at Europe’s biggest oil refinery that were halted by a fire late last month, a person with knowledge of the matter said. European diesel prices slumped as traders anticipated more fuel supply. Shell will try to restart a crude distillation […]

Who Will Be Europe's Alexander Hamilton? – Project Syndicate

Who Will Be Europe's Alexander Hamilton? – Project Syndicate

TILBURG – Not too long ago, the European Central Bank’s actions were usually met with cheers. But more recently, the ECB has drawn criticism from not just bankers and economists, but also citizens and politicians. With returns on fixed-income investments decreasing, investors are being forced into equity investments, which have become riskier and more expensive, […]

Heat Wave, Mike Pence, Venezuela: Your Monday Briefing – New York Times

Heat Wave, Mike Pence, Venezuela: Your Monday Briefing – New York Times

Our Paris correspondent took a close look at Mr. Macron’s plans to overhaul the labor code. Mr. Macron’s “success or failure may be the single most important test of his mission to renew France,” he writes. _____ Photo Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times • In Washington, Republicans including Vice President Mike Pence, […]

Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called 'Lucifer' – New York Times

Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called 'Lucifer' – New York Times

Sun-kissed Italy has become sun-cursed. With temperatures in recent days regularly rising north of 100 degrees, a nationwide drought leaving rivers and mouths dry and countryside kindling and arsonists combining to ignite the landscape, Italians are, well, boiling. Farmers are lamenting more than $1 billion in revenue lost to drought and singed fields. Firefighters are […]

Europe's got a new strategy for catching their most-wanted criminals: postcards – Washington Post

Europe's got a new strategy for catching their most-wanted criminals: postcards – Washington Post

A “postcard” from Bulgaria to Ivaylo Dimitrov Mitev, one subject of the Europe’s Most Wanted 2017 Summer Campaign. (Europol) One of Europe’s largest crime-fighting squads has a jaunty message for criminals: “Wish you were here!” Europol and the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams have created 21 mock postcards addressed to the continent’s most […]

Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says – CNN

Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says – CNN

That’s 350 million people in 31 countries subjected to an increased risk of death and health hazards. Overall, weather-related disasters are expected to cause 152,000 deaths a year in Europe between 2071 and 2100, jumping from 3,000 weather disaster-related deaths a year between 1981 and 2010. The researchers estimate that 99% of future weather-related deaths […]

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar – BBC News

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHigh temperatures combined with high humidity make conditions dangerous Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111F). Several countries have issued health warnings as this week’s record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent. […]