Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23323/all en Kosovo denies Serb president Orthodox Christmas visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>PRISTINA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kosovo said on Saturday it had rejected a request from Serbia's president to visit his ethnic kin to mark Orthodox Christmas, saying the ban was in response to Belgrade's refusal to let Kosovo officials visit Serbia.</p> <p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic had asked to attend an Orthodox Christmas mass on Monday at Gracanica monastery in a Serb enclave just a few kilometers from the capital Pristina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija Balkans Diplomatic Relations Ethnic groups in Kosovo Europe Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Person Career Person Location Politics of Kosovo President Quotation Serbs of Kosovo Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731225 at http://www.globalpost.com Brussels motor show marketing models told to cover up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Carmakers showing off their<br /> latest models at the Brussels motor show later this month have<br /> been told to refrain from using scantily dressed women to<br /> promote their wares.</p> <p>Reports of lewd behaviour by some male visitors at last<br /> year's event prompted Belgium's equal opportunities minister<br /> Joelle Milquet to write to the organisers.</p> <p>She criticised the use of women in body-hugging outfits for<br /> advertising purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/brussels-motor-show-marketing-models-told-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium British International Motor Show Business CDATA Europe Joëlle Milquet Person Career Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731372 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish regions angry at "provocative" defence minister speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/spanish-regions-angry-at-provocative-defence-minister-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Clare Kane</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Two Spanish regions with strong<br /> independence movements reacted angrily on Monday to a speech by<br /> the country's defence minister that said the military was<br /> prepared and calm in the face of "absurd provocations".</p> <p>Defence Minister Pedro Morenes made the comments at Spain's<br /> annual Epiphany military parade on Sunday, provoking reaction<br /> from politicians in Catalonia, where leaders are moving towards<br /> a referendum on independence from Spain, and the Basque Country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/spanish-regions-angry-at-provocative-defence-minister-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous communities of Spain Basque conflict Basque nationalism Basque politics Batasuna Catalonia ETA Europe Francoist Spain Person Career Politics Politics of Spain Quotation Spain Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731376 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Irish police clash with rioters for fifth night http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/nirish-police-clash-rioters-fifth-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Police in Northern Ireland came<br /> under attack for a fifth straight night on Monday as the<br /> province's police chief urged politicians and parents to act to<br /> halt the riots on Belfast streets.</p> <p>The violence is some of the worst in the British-controlled<br /> province since a 1998 peace deal ended 30 years of conflict that<br /> pitted Catholics seeking union with Ireland against security<br /> forces and Protestants keen to remain British.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/nirish-police-clash-rioters-fifth-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baggott Belfast CDATA Europe Geography of Europe Matt Baggott Northern Ireland Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731421 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares capped ahead of earnings reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-asian-shares-capped-ahead-earnings-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* MSCI Asia ex-Japan steadies, Nikkei opens down 0.5 pct</p> <p>* Dollar falls vs yen after sharp and rapid rise</p> <p>* Alcoa kicks off U.S. earnings later on Tuesday</p> <p>By Chikako Mogi</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares steadied on Tuesday<br /> but prices were capped by investor caution ahead of corporate<br /> earnings season for the last quarter of 2012 and the European<br /> Central Bank's policy meeting later in the week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-asian-shares-capped-ahead-earnings-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Currency Economy of the European Union Entertainment Euro Europe Humanities Japanese yen Person Career Person Location Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731471 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Greek PM tells Germany making big efforts to reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Greek people making big sacrifices to overcome crisis,<br /> says PM</p> <p>* Germany's Merkel backs Samaras reforms</p> <p>* Merkel says EU must agree more reforms by June summit</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Greece is making enormous efforts<br /> to get its economy back on track despite the pain this involves<br /> for its citizens, its prime minister Antonis Samaras said on<br /> Tuesday on a visit to Germany, chief champion of austerity in<br /> Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Antonis Samaras Austerity Europe Eurozone Government Greece International relations Person Career Person Communication Person Party Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731600 at http://www.globalpost.com Quake measuring 5.7 strikes off northwest Turkish coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/quake-measuring-57-strikes-northwest-turkish-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude<br /> struck just off Turkey's northwestern Aegean coast on Tuesday,<br /> the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no<br /> immediate reports of casualties or damage.</p> <p>The quake struck 59 miles (95 km) southwest of the Turkish<br /> city of Canakkale at a depth of 6.1 miles (10 km) and was felt<br /> in Istanbul to the east and Athens in the west. </p> <p> (Writing by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Nick Tattersall)</p> <p> </p> Çanakkale CDATA Europe Geography of Turkey Istanbul Natural Disaster Quake XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731618 at http://www.globalpost.com Ireland urges Britain to be cautious with EU ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ireland-urges-britain-be-cautious-eu-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Britons more sceptical towards European Union</p> <p>* Concerns that UK edging towards the exit</p> <p>* "We're either a union or we're not", says Irish minister</p> <p>By Luke Baker</p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Ireland, which holds the presidency of the European Union for the next six months, urged Britain not be too adversarial in pushing for change in its relationship with the EU on Tuesday, saying it should remember its close history in Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ireland-urges-britain-be-cautious-eu-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union International relations Law Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731785 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP-Soccer-Italy plans to stop matches marred by racist fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-soccer-italy-plans-stop-matches-marred-racist-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>BERNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Italy drafted plans for stopping matches in cases of racism on Wednesday while Bulgaria and Hungary said they would appeal against sanctions imposed because of the behaviour of their fans at recent games.</p> <p>The Italian government's watchdog for sporting events (ONMS) said public security directors would be empowered to stop games as the fallout continued from last week's incident where AC Milan walked off during a friendly because of racist abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-soccer-italy-plans-stop-matches-marred-racist-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Hungary national football team Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732341 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland enjoys rare night of calm as riots abate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Northern Ireland enjoyed its first night of calm in almost a week on Wednesday when protests at the removal of the British flag from Belfast City Hall passed off peacefully.</p> <p>Mostly pro-Irish Republican councillors voted last month to end a century-old tradition of flying the flag every day, unleashing the most sustained unrest since a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of bloodshed between Republicans and Unionists determined to stay in the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732406 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland struggles to put bloody past behind it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Disillusioned youths as young as 11 mainly behind riots</p> <p>* Limited numbers mean few risks to 15-year-old peace</p> <p>* Politicians powerless to stop damage to N.Irish reputation</p> <p>* Protestants demographically and economically under pressure</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732539 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Northern Ireland suffers worst violence in years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-northern-ireland-suffers-worst-violence-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Riots broke out in Northern Ireland last month after a vote by mostly pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag daily from Belfast City Hall.</p> <p>Here is a look the background to Northern Ireland's continuing sectarian divide:</p> <p>* At least 3,600 people were killed over three decades as Catholic nationalists seeking union with Ireland fought British security forces and mainly Protestant loyalists determined to remain part of the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-northern-ireland-suffers-worst-violence-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Irish Republican Movement Northern Ireland Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732541 at http://www.globalpost.com New train line makes Germany's famous Cologne Cathedral shake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/new-train-line-makes-germanys-famous-cologne-cathedral-shake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany's most famous landmarks, has started to shudder from trains on a new underground line nearby and its ornate Gothic construct and cultural treasures may be in danger, church officials say.</p> <p>Earthquake-measuring sensors indicate that vibrations felt by people inside the cathedral came from trains in tunnels which opened last month and run along one side of the building.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/new-train-line-makes-germanys-famous-cologne-cathedral-shake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Europe Innenstadt, Cologne Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:48:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732637 at http://www.globalpost.com German efficiency in doubt after airport debacle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-efficiency-doubt-after-airport-debacle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germans take pride in their engineering and organisational skills but their country's reputation for efficiency has been exploded by a farcical series of delays in building Berlin's new international airport.</p> <p>Although the postponements in opening what is ostensibly a completed marvel of architecture have drawn the most attention, Germany's stifling bureaucracy, red tape and planning rules have also blighted dozens more big projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-efficiency-doubt-after-airport-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City-states Europe States of Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732665 at http://www.globalpost.com Hunting death mystery sparks high-level probe in Moldova http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/hunting-death-mystery-sparks-high-level-probe-moldova <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Businessman was shot on boar-hunting trip</p> <p>* Opposition pounce on charges of government cover-up</p> <p>CHISINAU, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Moldova on Thursday launched a top-level inquiry into the death of a well-connected businessman in a mysterious shooting incident during a hunting trip which has led to opposition charges of an attempted cover-up by senior government officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/hunting-death-mystery-sparks-high-level-probe-moldova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chişinău Europe Moldova Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732696 at http://www.globalpost.com