Cyprus president wants the European Union to discuss designating Syria safe zones for refugees

NICOSIA, Cyprus — The European Union won’t serve its own best interests if it doesn’t consider designating some parts of Syria as safe zones so refugees and migrants can return there, the president of Cyprus said Monday. President Nikos Christodoulides said Cyprus is working with like-minded EU member nations to start a discussion about that … Read more

Unearthed 2008 Video Shows Trump Criticizing Pay Raises for UAW Union Members. Here Are the Facts.

Claim: Donald Trump criticized pay raises for United Auto Workers (UAW) union members during a Fox News interview in 2008, saying, “They get their little five percent. They get another two percent. They get another three percent, four percent … and all of a sudden they’re making more money than the people that own the … Read more

Union calls for Lufthansa ground staff at major German airports to strike on Wednesday

BERLIN — A union has called on Lufthansa’s ground staff to walk off the job for a day on Wednesday in a pay dispute, the latest of several transport strikes in the country. The Ver.di union said Monday it is calling on ground staff for the German airline at Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Duesseldorf … Read more

Frustrated Finn Russell relieved with Scotland’s Six Nations win over Wales but says team-mates ‘need to listen to me’ | Rugby Union News

Frustrated Scotland captain Finn Russell revealed his relief at a first Six Nations victory in Cardiff since 2002, but was pointed in his criticism of his team-mates not listening to him mid-Test.  Scotland won at the Principality Stadium for the first time in 22 years but only just as Wales fought from 27 points behind … Read more

Match Report – France 17 – 38 Ireland

Jamison Gibson-Park, Tadhg Beirne, Calvin Nash, Dan Sheehan, Ronan Kelleher score tries as Ireland win big vs France on opening Six Nations Friday at Stade Velodrome in Marseille; Jack Crowley kicked all five conversions and penalty; France’s Paul Willemse red carded for two yellows By Michael Cantillon Last Updated: 02/02/24 10:30pm Ireland produced a magnificent … Read more

Hungary’s Viktor Orban reveals weakness as he folds before the European Union

You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe and interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. For years, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has loomed over Europe like a continental boogeyman. The long-ruling illiberal leader makes … Read more

Six Nations: George Ford starts for England vs Italy in Rome as Fraser Dingwall, Ethan Roots in for debuts | Rugby Union News

George Ford will start for England at fly-half vs Italy in the Six Nations due to Marcus Smith’s injury, with centre Fraser Dingwall and flanker Ethan Roots in for their Test debuts in Rome.  Smith injured his calf at England’s training camp in Girona last week, ruling him out to leave Ford and the uncapped … Read more

European Union Agrees on $54 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine

BRUSSELS — The leaders of the 27 European Union countries sealed a deal Thursday to provide Ukraine with a new 50-billion-euro ($54 billion) support package despite Hungary’s weeks of threats to veto the move. European Council President Charles Michel announced the agreement about only an hour into the leaders’ summit in Brussels. “We have a … Read more

Why European Union officials are taking angry farmers so seriously before Thursday’s summit

HALLE, Belgium — The writing of angry farmers was on the Paris-to-Brussels highway in giant yellow letters visible from up high: “Ursula, We are here!” It was chalked onto the road with an equal measure of defiance and desperation, warning European Commission Ursula von der Leyen not to ignore farmers’ concerns for better prices and … Read more

Union calls on security workers at most major German airports to strike on Thursday

BERLIN — A union has called on security staff at most of Germany’s major airports to stage a one-day strike on Thursday as it steps up pressure on employers in a pay dispute. The ver.di union announced the strikes on Tuesday. It said the strike will affect Germany’s busiest airport, Frankfurt, as well as Hamburg, … Read more