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Image copyright AFP Image caption Countries across Europe are sweltering under the heat France has recorded its all-time hottest temperature amid a European heatwave that has prompted governments to issue health alerts, urging people to keep cool. Several people have lost their lives amid the soaring temperatures. The heatwave has also caused flash floods and …

PARIS — Europeans aren’t breathing a sigh of relief just yet following a day of record-breaking heat, with temperatures soaring once again on Saturday. The unusual heat has left many struggling to cope in the French capital where homes and buildings are not designed for steamy conditions or equipped with air conditioning. “We were not …

The captain of a rescue ship carrying 42 people has been arrested for breaking a naval blockade by an Italian military vessel that was trying to stop the vessel from disembarking in Lampedusa. After a two-week standoff with Italian authorities, Carola Rackete, docked the German boat Sea-Watch 3 in the Sicilian port on Saturday in …

In a country so heavily dominated by so few banks, it’s hard to feel any independence when it comes to your credit card. Most are limited to one in four with the exception of the growing number of those with the bright orange ING cards. We get it, you’ve read The Barefoot Investor … So …

Demolition experts brought down the two remaining towers of the highway bridge in dramatic fashion just after 9:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. ET), making way for a new structure to be built on the site. 4,000 people were evacuated from their homes to clear the area, AFP reported, and explosives were attached to the …

Three teenage sisters who killed their father after suffering years of physical and sexual abuse are facing murder charges in Russia in a case that has sparked protests and a debate about domestic violence. Maria, Angelina, and Krestina Khachaturyan bludgeoned and stabbed their 57-year-old father, Mikhail, to death as he dozed in an armchair at …

Merkel, 64, appeared to clutch her arms together to keep herself still as she attended an event with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday. The incident, at a farewell ceremony for Justice Minister Katarina Barley, was captured on a live feed by the Reuters news agency. At one point she was handed a glass of …

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference after the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw TOKYO (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that leaving the 2015 nuclear deal, or any signals that suggested Tehran would break the accord, would …

Poland’s lowering of the retirement age for judges breaches EU law, the European court of justice has said, in a victory for civil society campaigners seeking to preserve democratic values. The ruling from Europe’s highest court, released on Monday, is a blow to Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government, which has drastically increased control …

Europe will be struck by a “potentially dangerous” heatwave next week, with temperatures expected to reach close to 40 degrees on Wednesday. The expected heatwave is the result of “a storm stalling over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over central and eastern Europe,” which will “pull very hot air from Africa northward across Europe,” weather site …