Tag: Europe

You Can’t Trust the Far Right

With just a few days to go before the European parliamentary elections, Austria’s government is in a tailspin. The implications for the rest of the Continent are profound. On Sunday, Sebastian Kurz, the chancellor and leader of the center-right Austrian People’s Party, called for snap elections following the resignation of Heinz-Christian Strache, Mr. Kurz’s vice […]

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European Elections Will Be Latest Test of Populist Support

BRUSSELS — It is the season of far-right photo ops in Europe. At a Saturday rally in Milan, Italy’s populist firebrand, Matteo Salvini, preened with France’s far-right icon, Marine Le Pen. Days earlier, Ms. Le Pen was accused of making a white supremacist hand gesture in a selfie with an ultranationalist politician from Estonia. Before […]

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs in Press for Deal With Japan, Europe

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he would delay tariffs on imports of cars and car parts from allies like Europe and Japan for six months, essentially setting a tight deadline for the United States to reach trade deals that have so far proved elusive. Mr. Trump said he had determined that imports of […]

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs Amid Other Trade Fights

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday stepped back from opening another front in his global trade war, delaying for six months a decision on whether to impose tariffs on foreign cars and auto parts. The delay gives a temporary reprieve to global automakers and their suppliers, which had been bracing for punishing tariffs on cars […]

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Ford Plans to Cut More UK Jobs in European Restructuring

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having already announced plans to cut thousands of jobs in […]

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These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears

Climate science has struggled mightily with a messaging problem. The well-worn tactic of hitting people over the head with scary climate change facts has proved inadequate at changing behavior or policies in ways big enough to alter the course of global warming. While Europe has made some headway, the largest obstacles to change remain in […]

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Can Anyone Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

In the year since the United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran, that country has practiced what its president, Hassan Rouhani, has described as “strategic patience.” But now Iran seems to be giving up on that. On Wednesday, Mr. Rouhani announced that Iran would stop adhering to some of the deal’s provisions. Iran’s […]

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Shocker: Electric Cars Are Still, Generally, a Plaything of the Wealthy

Pick your jaw up off the floor. As automakers struggle to offer electric vehicles deemed “affordable” by the motoring public, those buyers aren’t exactly swamping dealers with requests for EVs. Even in the Europe Union, members of which punish drivers of fossil fuel-powered vehicles with high taxes, EVs amounted to just 2 percent of new […]

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What Should Be Done With the Women and Children of ISIS?

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Many of them were barely school age when their parents took them to the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Thousands of others were born there. The children of the group’s followers are the most vulnerable of the Islamic State’s human leftovers — the remainders of the more than 40,000 […]

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QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Places European?

<img data-attachment-id="1673262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg" data-orig-size="960,679" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2000 Audi A8l W12" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673262 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-120×85.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In a QOTD post last week, we walked down Nineties memory lane. The topics of discussion were […]

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Nuclear Deal Traps E.U. Between Iran and U.S.

BRUSSELS — As the divide widens between the United States and Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal, the European Union finds itself trapped between them, with no easy or quick way to respond to its dilemma. President Trump pulled out of the deal, which the European Union championed and which three key European allies of […]

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Macron Puts Germany on Trial

PARIS — Two days after he took office as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron flew to Berlin. It was May 16, 2017, and France and Germany needed a reset. Joined at the hip, the two nations cannot make Europe work if they don’t work together. Mr. Macron had been elected to transform France, and he was […]

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Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.

LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded antiterrorism law. The Twitter accounts of German citizens were blocked because of rules enacted last year that prohibit hate speech. And a Dutch court determined Google must remove search results about a doctor punished for poor performance, in compliance with […]

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Nonfiction: Europe’s Glorious Years of Peace and Prosperity

THE GLOBAL AGE Europe, 1950-2017By Ian Kershaw The Munich Security Conference was a depressing gathering this February. Throughout the Cold War and for decades thereafter, Wehrkunde (as the conference was known when it started in 1963) was the premier event for Europeans and Americans committed to NATO, trans-Atlantic ties and the West. For decades, Senator […]

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How a Lone Norwegian Trader Shook the World’s Financial System

On a breezy day in September, an ominous text message appeared on Fredrik Ekstrom’s phone: Go immediately to the war room. Mr. Ekstrom is chairman of Nasdaq Clearing, an outpost of the American stock exchange company in Stockholm, which processes futures trading and acts, in part, as a shield against contagious losses in the global […]

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