European Union

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: The Eclipse of Europe

For centuries up to and including the 20th, Europe seemed the central pivot of world history. Then came the Great Civil War of the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all of the great European powers — Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia — along with almost all of the rest, fought some of history’s

Immigration

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress

As the world begins to travel again, Europe is sending migrants a loud message: Stay away! Greek border police are firing bursts of deafening noise from an armored truck over the frontier into Turkey. Mounted on the vehicle, the long-range acoustic device, or “sound cannon,” is the size of a small TV set but can

International

EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions after plane diversion

The European Union agreed Monday to impose sanctions on Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the airspace and airports of the 27-nation bloc, amid fury over the forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist. Reacting to what EU leaders called a brazen “hijacking” of the Ryanair jetliner flying from Greece

Opinion

Opinion: New Report Shows Failure of Heavy-Handed Internet Regulation

A new report debunks claims that the heavily regulated internet of the European Union has resulted in a superior experience for its consumers. Instead, that study finds the U.S. bests the EU in both broadband deployment and adoption, showing that the lighter touch approach has yielded better results. The report from U.S. Telecom found a stark difference

COVID-19

‘Simple is beautiful’: One-shot vaccine proves effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released Friday, offering the world a potentially important new tool as it races to stay ahead of the rapidly mutating virus. The pharmaceutical giant’s preliminary findings suggest the single-dose option may not be as strong as

International

UK says Brexit trade talks with EU are in their ‘last week’

Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday there is only about a week left for the U.K. and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal, with fishing rights the major obstacle to an agreement. As talks continued between the two sides in London, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said “I think we are into the last

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