Madera ONE Returns 104% YTD: The Data Explosion Comes To Europe

Madera ONE Returns 104% YTD: The Data Explosion Comes To Europe

Madera ONE commentary for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Madera ONE, our global streaming video strategy, returned 32.5% in the second quarter and 103.9% year to date. Madera NEXT, our next generation entertainment and disruptive telecommunications strategy, returned 14.0% in the second quarter and 24.7% year to date. Madera Master Technology returned 1.3% […]

German visa hurdle for Turks upheld by top Europe court

German visa hurdle for Turks upheld by top Europe court

The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Stuttgart’s language prerequisite did not unnecessarily toughen a 1980 visa requirement for Turks entering Germany. The requirement is linked with the 1963 Association Treaty between Brussels and Ankara. A decision by the Luxembourg-based court referred the case back to Germany’s Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig for it to re-examine […]

Beer Makers Feel the Heat as Europe Braces for Barley Shortages

Beer Makers Feel the Heat as Europe Braces for Barley Shortages

Even beer is being affected by Europe’s sweltering heat. Barley crops in northern Europe have fried under the hot and dry weather, raising potential problems for brewers that need to buy malt. Yields in key producers in Scandinavia, northern Germany and the Baltic countries could be 30 to 40 percent below normal, according to trader […]

European stocks waver as trade tensions flare up again

European stocks waver as trade tensions flare up again

European stock markets finished down slightly Monday, as traders digested a flare-up in trade tensions between the U.S. and China as well as another round of earnings reports. In the U.K., investors weighed up the latest Brexit developments after the country’s trade secretary said there’s a real risk Britain will leave the European Union without […]

Europe's forgotten dead

Europe's forgotten dead

INTERNATIONAL WATERS NORTH OF LIBYA — When the boy’s naked body was lifted onto the rescue ship, he had seemed alive. A doctor on board certified he died only a short time before we had arrived. For the crew onboard the Open Arms, some 80 miles off the coast of Libya, that was what was […]

Travelling Europe by rail: The 18-year-olds with a free ticket

Travelling Europe by rail: The 18-year-olds with a free ticket

Image copyright Emily Wyman Image caption The DiscoverEU scheme is part of an EU effort to tackle “misinformation about Europe” This summer, 1,900 British 18-year-olds will be travelling across Europe without having to spend a penny on travel. The lucky teenagers – who are among 15,000 winners from across the continent – entered an online […]

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week  AccuWeather.com Heatwave temperatures may top 45C in southern Europe  The Guardian Europe set for hottest weather ever recorded as temperatures forecast to hit 47C  The Independent Scorched Earth: Spain hits near-record temperatures of 108F as Iberian Plume kills three, fish drop dead in […]

Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes

Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes

PARIS — In Northern Europe, this summer feels like a modern-day version of the biblical plagues. Cows are dying of thirst in Switzerland, fires are gobbling up timber in Sweden, the majestic Dachstein glacier is melting in Austria. In London, stores are running out of fans and air-conditioners. In Greenland, an iceberg may break off […]

Sarajevo Festival Draws the Best of Southeastern Europe

Sarajevo Festival Draws the Best of Southeastern Europe

The Sarajevo Film Festival, which was launched in 1995 during the four-year siege of the capital in the midst of the Bosnian War, has always relied on a mixture of self-sufficiency and smart alliances with international partners. It’s a combination that will be deployed again during its 24th edition, running Aug. 10-17. The event is […]

Sweltering heat wave blankets Europe at height of tourist season

Sweltering heat wave blankets Europe at height of tourist season

ROME — Heat warnings went into effect in much of Europe on Thursday during the height of the tourist season. It was 104 degrees in Madrid, Spain, and 106 in Lisbon, Portugal, with temperatures expected to rise even higher on Friday. The culprit is hot air blowing from Africa, leaving Europeans and summer visitors sweltering. […]