• NATO & Ukrainian Marines Practice Amphibious Assault
    July 19th, 2017. \\ World.

    U.S. and Ukrainian Marines have launched a coordinated amphibious assault from a Turkish ship against a beachhead on Wednesday (19th July), during Exercise Sea Breeze in Mykolaivka, Ukraine. The partnered Marine forces assaulted the beach in two different waves with firepower from a land force to …

  • European Union urged to do more to tackle Gulf crisis
    July 18th, 2017. \\ World.

    The EU has been urged to take a “leadership role” in helping to defuse the current crisis in the Gulf. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have severed diplomatic ties and cut all land, sea, and air routes with Qatar, accusing it of support…

  • Iceland Hosts NATO Anti-Submarine Exercise
    July 16th, 2017. \\ World.

    NATO-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose took place in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Iceland. Participants were training anti-submarine warfare (ASW) interoperability and anti-surface capabilities. Naval forces from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, …

Business and Economy.
  • Siemens Withdraws From Russian Energy Projects
    July 22nd, 2017. \\ Energy.

    German industrial giant Siemens will withdraw from a Russian joint venture after discovering that four of its gas turbines were illegally shipped to Crimea. The company will also halt deliveries of power generation equipment to Russian state-controlled customers for the “time being”. …

  • UK To Hold Back Up Power Auction
    July 7th, 2017. \\ Energy.

    The UK will hold an auction to secure up to 50.1 gigawatts (GW) of back-up electricity generating capacity for 2021/2022 in February 2018, the government announced today (July 7th). Britain began capacity auctions in 2014 looking to head off future winter power shortages as coal plants close and …

  • Future Energy: EXPO 2017 Opens In Kazakhstan
    June 9th, 2017. \\ Energy.

    This weekend sees the opening of the prestigious Astana EXPO 2017, a highly ambitious international event with participants from 115 countries and 22 international organizations. The three month event is the most ambitious of its kind to been seen in central Asia, and is expected to attract in the r…

Human Rights.
  • EU Must Do More On Human Rights Violations In Occupied Kashmir
    July 20th, 2017. \\ Human Rights.

    The EU is being urged to do more to help defuse growing tensions between India and Pakistan over the long running Kashmir conflict. The two sides have disputed the territory for nearly 70 years - since independence from Britain.Both countries claim the territory but control only parts of it and t…

  • Turkey Arrests 6 Human Rights Activists
    July 19th, 2017. \\ Human Rights.

    Germany has summoned the Turkish ambassador to protest Ankara’s arrest of six human rights activists including a German, a foreign ministry spokesman has said, according to Reuters. Spokesman Martin Schaefer added during a regular government news conference that Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabri…

  • Kremlin Launches Attack On Freedom Of Expression
    July 18th, 2017. \\ Human Rights.

    Russia has introduced significant restrictions to online speech and invasive surveillance of online activity and prosecutes critics under the guise of fighting extremism, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today (18 July). The 83-page report, “Online and On All Fronts: Russia’s Assaul…

  • Contamination concerns "cannot be ignored"
    July 10th, 2017. \\ Environment.

    Greens/EFA MEP Michèle Rivasi has written to the Chair of the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee, objecting to the Commission’s proposals to lift import controls on food from Japan put in place after the Fukushima disaster. The proposals, which come at the s…

  • Effort sharing: driving Europe's ambitious climate goals
    June 16th, 2017. \\ Environment.

    The European Union has set ambitious targets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. European lawmakers are poring through the EU’s largest climate tool, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). This law covers some 60% of the EU’s greenhouse gases. Follow EU Today on Social media: http://www.face…

  • EU Innovators Solving Environmental Challenges
    June 16th, 2017. \\ Environment.

    For the Munich-based European Patent Office (EPO), the withdrawal of the U.S. President Donald from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is not the end of the world. The President of the 38-Member-State European public institution Benoît Battistelli said “Innovation is the most effective way to …

  • New cinema blockbuster puts delightful Devon resort in spotlight
    July 21st, 2017. \\ Culture.

    It’s a tale of ambition, adventure, madness and tragedy. Now, the true story of Donald Crowhurst, whose attempt to circumnavigate the world solo ended catastrophically, is set for its big screen debut. A film, called The Mercy and starring Oscar-winning stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, is …

  • UK's newest addition to prestige UNESCO list
    July 19th, 2017. \\ Culture.

    The Lake District has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The UNESCO committee praised the area’s beauty, farming and the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers. It is the 31st place in the UK and ove…

  • | England's smallest city remains a "jewel in the crown"
    July 19th, 2017. \\ Culture.

    Wells, the “jewel in the crown” of Somerset, arguably has more in common with Belgium than you might think. It is one of the smallest cities in England while Belgium is, of course, one of the EU’s smaller member states. But what both may lack in size is more than compensated for by their shar…

Dining in Europe.
  • Making waves for sustainability on "seafood coast"
    July 22nd, 2017. \\ Dining in Europe.

    Some of the best fish on the planet is landed on England’s South Coast Devon every day. That’s why it is called “Britain’s seafood coast.” One restaurant which is flying for flag for sustainability is Rockfish, a chain stretching out across the south west with the latest due to open in …

  • Flying the flag for top-notch Italian cuisine
    July 20th, 2017. \\ Dining in Europe.

    The new WWII thriller “Dunkirk” is released on 21 July,commemorating the daring and valiant actions of all those involved in the evacuation of thousands of troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, who were under constant attack from German aircraft and guns. The evacuation involved a…

  • Venerable Brussels institution bounces back with a bang
    June 23rd, 2017. \\ Dining in Europe.

    It’s a real Brussels institution, frequented in the past by an array of A-list celebrities and boasting probably the most impressive architecture of any restaurant in the city. But Café Metropole, located on the ground floor of the city’s venerable Metropole Hotel, is not resting on its laurel…