Europe is killing it in crypto

Europe is killing it in crypto

The value of “token sales” in Europe this year is about $4.1 billion, far above the $2.6 billion in the US and $2.3 billion raised in Asia. Until the crash of 2008 it was the banking industry that siphoned off Europe’s top minds. Not anymore. In the race to be the world’s dominant crypto region, […]

European stocks book a slight gain as traders watch Brexit talks

European stocks book a slight gain as traders watch Brexit talks

European stocks eked out slight gains on Monday, as investors weighed geopolitical tensions and looked ahead to U.S. earnings season, in the hopes that strong corporate results might provide the next positive leg for eurozone stocks. What are markets doing? The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

Bavaria, Saudi Arabia, Brexit: Your Monday Briefing

Bavaria, Saudi Arabia, Brexit: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. An election upset in Bavaria, international turmoil over Saudi Arabia and a beach house that took nature’s worst. Here’s the latest: • A political earthquake in Bavaria. When the German state on the front lines of the 2015 migrant crisis went to the […]

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

A hamster perks up at a cemetery in Vienna in May 2017. The common hamster is at risk in parts of Europe, but conservation efforts have improved its chances of survival. Courtesy of Michaela Vondruska hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Michaela Vondruska A hamster perks up at a cemetery in Vienna in May 2017. […]

Britain vs Europe, the final countdown?

Britain vs Europe, the final countdown?

Exhausted diplomats in Brussels have taken to calling this stage of the Brexit negotiations “The Tunnel”. British and EU officials are negotiating day and night to get to the outline of a Brexit deal by Wednesday. They need to resolve the final sticking points, notably on customs checks for Northern Ireland, before EU leaders meet […]

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

By Jan Strupczewski NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – As the euro zone sovereign debt crisis petered out, European officials at annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were happy to move out of the spotlight over recent years. Europe was not in the eye of the storm. Until now. The IMF’s annual meetings, normally held […]

Brexit will weaken Europe, isolate Britain and fuel global tensions

Brexit will weaken Europe, isolate Britain and fuel global tensions

Leave aside the particulars of this month’s Brexit drama — Theresa May’s dance moves, Boris Johnson’s attacks on May’s plan, and the latest warnings from European capitals — it’s time to brace for Brexit. Let’s focus on the few geopolitical certainties we know will follow the UK’s exit from the European Union, on whatever terms […]

Who's afraid of multiracial Europe?

Who's afraid of multiracial Europe?

Let’s start this investigation into Europe and its identity by talking about football. On 15 July 2018, footballers with roots in Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines stood side by side to pose for a historic photo. Together they held up the World Cup trophy and they did so on […]

The Top 13 Goalscorers In Europe Update

The Top 13 Goalscorers In Europe Update

Kylian Mbappe has climbed into second place among Europe’s top goalscorers, while Lionel Messi dropped down the top 10 and Cristiano Ronaldo remained shy of Europe’s deadliest marksmen. Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the top marksmen in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season. Teenage sensation […]