Monday, November 18, 2019

Germany’s chancellor-in-waiting makes a rightward tilt

DUMPING ON VOTERS is rarely a winning strategy for politicians. But Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who leads the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Germany’s largest party, says...

A Croatian inventor says he is building the world’s fastest car

YOU GET what you pay for. And if you pay €1.7m ($1.9m), next year you can take delivery of an electric car that can...

A comedian could be Ukraine’s next president

A MEMORIAL COMPLEX featuring photographs of brave protesters fills Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan. Displays reproduce Ukrainians’ Facebook posts from key moments during...

Turkey is soon due to take delivery of its Russian missiles

FOR TURKEY’S president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a deal is a deal. “There can never be a turning back,” Mr Erdogan said on March 6th,...

Meet Marion Maréchal, the next voice of French nationalism

THE REVAMPED Confluence neighbourhood of Lyon is a laboratory for modern eco-living. A self-driving electric bus runs along the river Rhône, and green architecture...

Norway and Switzerland: two approaches to life outside the EU

THE SWISS are getting ready once again for a referendum that could muck up their relations with the European Union. On May 19th they...

Germany’s chancellor-in-waiting makes a rightward tilt

DUMPING ON VOTERS is rarely a winning strategy for politicians. But Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who leads the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Germany’s largest party, says...

Nico Colchester journalism fellowships – Work for us

THIS YEAR will see the five-yearly elections to the European Parliament in May. They will be followed by a wholesale shake-up in the leadership...

Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary

PERCHED atop an island on the Marmara Sea, off the coast of Istanbul, and accessible only on foot or by horse buggy, the Halki...

Italy arrests a fugitive “Gomorrah” gangster

MARCO DI LAURO, otherwise known as “F4” or Il Fantasma (“The Ghost”), was sitting eating pasta when police broke into the cramped apartment he...