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…

Putin’s Syria campaign has described US concentrate back to Europe, tells Polish official

Adviser to the Polish president says US realises pivot to Asia was a mistake as he urged west to be alert to Russian expansion Vladimir Putins new geopolitical aspirations have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a fulcrum to Asia, the foreign affairs consultant to…

That creepy puzzle video only maintains get creepier

Earlier this week, we reported onan endlessly creepy puzzle video that was confounding and unsettling everyone who watched it. In the working day since, the narrative has grown far strangerbut the identity of the person responsible for the threatening messages remains as clouded as ever. The video, which spread quickly across YouTube and was allegedly…

Thousands protest in Warsaw against proposed abortion ban

Womens rights activists infuriated by plans to tighten regulations to bring them into line with Catholic churchs teachings Thousands of people have attended a pro-choice rally outside parliament in Warsaw after the leader of Polands ruling party backed a bellow from Catholic bishops for a full forbid on pregnancy terminations. Poland already has one of…

Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party

Exit poll points to Beata Szydo becoming the countrys next prime minister as ruling party concedes defeat Poland consolidated its rightwing switching on Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had handed an absolute majority in its parliamentary election to Law and Justice, a Eurosceptic party that is against immigration, wants family-focused welfare spending and has…