Europe’s Grocers Feel Amazon’s Heat

PARIS–Amazon.com Inc.’s Whole Foods deal is adding urgency to European grocers’ push to shift from bricks to clicks. Carrefour SA, Europe’s largest listed grocer by sales, reported disappointing results and warned it would fall short of sales forecasts, sending shares down 13%. But Thursday’s miss is also part of a much broader scramble to cope with fast-changing consumer tastes and […]

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Why ‘There is No Need for American Military Bases’ in This European State – Sputnik International

Sputnik International Why ‘There is No Need for American Military Bases’ in This European StateSputnik InternationalThus, despite fierce criticism from NATO and US officials, Czech President Milos Zeman was one of only several European leaders who took part in the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi … and more »

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North Korean missiles ‘could reach Europe’ warns Japanese PM as he and Britain push China to back oil sanctions

Britain wants China to back oil sanctions against North Korea as punishment for its latest missile test. The UK, the US and Japan are pushing Beijing to adopt the tough move to pile pressure on Kim Jong-un after his rogue regime fired a ballistic rocket over Japan this week. Theresa May feared the pariah state’s nuclear weapons programme poses an […]

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Europe leads the way on car emissions testing | CTV News

From Friday, the European Union will be able to claim that it has the toughest, most stringent and realistic system for testing new cars’ fuel consumption and, crucially their CO2 emissions. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to mirror real-world driving conditions as closely as possible. Cars tested will be subjected to many more realistic driving […]

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China questions German minister’s ‘one Europe’ comments

BEIJING — China expressed dismay Thursday after Germany’s foreign minister said Beijing should not “attempt to divide us” following complaints China uses its status as an investor to influence European Union decisions. The comment by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel comes amid rising European complaints about Chinese market access, steel and other issues. Germany is increasingly vocal in pushing Beijing to […]

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PACE Crisis Spillovers in Council of Europe Disrupt Work – Russian Ambassador

World 11:08 31.08.2017Get short URL Growing divisions inside the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly PACE are impeding the work of other branches of this pan-European organization, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the organization said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia left the Council’s parliamentary arm in 2015 after PACE stripped its delegation of key voting rights over Crimea’s reunification with Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov informed […]

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