Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40 C

Authorities in 11 countries advise residents and visitors to take precautions amid regions most intense heatwave nicknamed Lucifer since 2003 Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme heat warnings amid a brutal heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists urged the public take precautions and scientists alerting worse could be still to come.…

Europe’s unprecedented challenge from the authoritarians in the east

How the EU deals with members flouting core western liberal norms and values could overshadow Brexit wrangling in 2018 In 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that- after Brexit and Trump- many predicted would mark the beginning of its aim. In 2018, the biggest threats could come from the east. When…