Europe

MOSCOW | Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

MOSCOW — Explaining Europe’s stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations. The eligibility requirements for clubs playing in Europe’s elite club competitions go far beyond guidelines for stadiums, spectators and players at Champions League and Europa League matches. Flick past finance and governance rules and stop at … Continue reading MOSCOW | Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

ROME — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Germany’s top security official has made light of the fact that his country deported 69 asylum-seekers to Afghanistan — on his 69th birthday. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer remarked on the number Tuesday, but said of the deportation flight: … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

BEIJING  | Nobel laureate’s widow allowed to leave China for Europe

BEIJING — Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday. Western governments and activists have urged China for years to release Liu Xia, citing the fact that she has never been charged … Continue reading BEIJING  | Nobel laureate’s widow allowed to leave China for Europe

ROME  | US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

ROME  — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate … Continue reading ROME  | US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

MOSCOW | Europe assured of extending World Cup winning streak to 4

MOSCOW — The World Cup is staying in Europe, and it’s not even a close race. All four semifinalists at this year’s tournament in Russia will be European. The most powerful continent in world soccer is also assured of having its fourth straight title winner from a fourth different country. Europe’s overwhelming dominance in club … Continue reading MOSCOW | Europe assured of extending World Cup winning streak to 4

PARIS  | The Latest: Italy: Europe must unite to manage migrants

PARIS — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 12 noon Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands. In a message for World Refugee Day Wednesday, Mattarella said “the international community must work … Continue reading PARIS  | The Latest: Italy: Europe must unite to manage migrants

VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain  — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three … Continue reading VALENCIA, Spain  | Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a trade war have given a boost to some of the smallest companies on the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies, but they’ve squeezed almost everything in the middle. For more than three months, investors have focused on U.S. negotiations with trading partners including China, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets