Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:08:48 +0000 - europe

Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.

‘Cocktails and Masks Don’t Really Go Together’

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 05:10:49 +0000 - europe

Young Russians are partying again, seeking a return to normal life and willing to risk a coronavirus surge. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said a bar patron (and doctor).

Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:06:27 +0000 - europe

The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

San Francisco 49ers Looking to Increase Stake in Leeds United

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:08:43 +0000 - europe

The N.F.L. team, which has owned a piece of the soccer team since 2018, is in talks to increase its investment now that Leeds is returning to the Premier League.

Embracing the Value in Scarcity

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:30:04 +0000 - europe

Major League Baseball is busy worrying that a 60-game season is not long enough. But that hand-wringing might offer an insight into why elite soccer is such a global phenomenon.

How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:35:11 +0000 - europe

After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.

An Artist Having Fun While Waiting for Catastrophe

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:22:17 +0000 - europe

Heather Phillipson’s works make viewers smile, but underneath their bright, over-the-top exteriors are dark, urgent messages.

U.K. Officials’ New Trump Dilemma: What if He Loses?

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:19:32 +0000 - europe

If Joe Biden wins the November election, Britain would face a president who opposed Brexit, would look out for Ireland, and may have little interest in a trade deal.

U.S. Election, Tech in Europe, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:07:54 +0000 - europe

Here’s what you need to know.

European Markets Offering an Alternative to the S&P 500

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 03:55:06 +0000 - europe

European stocks have been unloved by investors for years. Now, as the euro soars, they offer an alternative to the S&P 500.

Martha Nierenberg, Entrepreneur Who Sought Art’s Return, Dies at 96

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:38:31 +0000 - europe

A co-founder of Dansk Designs, she fought to recover family masterpieces stolen by the Nazis when they invaded Hungary. The case, mired in a U.S. court, goes on.

U.K. Has Europe’s Worst Surge in Deaths During Pandemic, Study Says

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:58:03 +0000 - europe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has linked Britain’s high toll to record-keeping variances among nations. But a government report shows deaths really have been higher than in neighboring countries.