Europe in deep freeze, over 60 dead as new Arctic blast arrives

More than 60 people have died in Europe since the beginning of the month when cold Arctic airmass started descending south, toward the Mediterranean. The most vulnerable, and many of the victims, are homeless and migrants. The temperatures are expected to somewhat ease up over the next couple of days in parts of the region, but the weather is […]

EU Migrant Crisis

Ailing Brussels staggered ever closer to its own grave with the announcement the flagship Schengen agreement, for so long thought indispensable, is being shelved because of the refugee chaos. Nations are now set to reimpose border controls for the first time in more than 30 years, effectively killing off Brussels’ dream of creating a European […]

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

Israel has said it is suspending contact with EU officials involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians. The move follows the bloc’s decision to label goods from Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “ordered suspension of diplomatic contacts with the institutions of the European Union on this issue”, a foreign ministry […]