Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet on Border Walls in Europe

LONDON — In an apparent effort to bolster his case for a wall along the Mexican border, President Trump pointed on Wednesday to examples of walls going up around the world, especially barriers built in Europe, as proof that they work. Here’s an assessment of those claims. What Was Said “There are now 77 major…

More snow forecast as parts of Europe battle worst snowfall in decades

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as…

Has Trump turned his back on Europe?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump (R) has clashed with European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel As the EU says the US government has effectively downgraded its diplomatic status in Washington, how has the transatlantic relationship changed under Donald Trump’s presidency? For generations, American presidents have saved…

Ford Europe: Thousands of jobs to be cut in overhaul

The US carmaker announced the changes on Thursday, framing the restructuring as part of a global overhaul that the company has said will cost $11 billion. Ford (F) said it would end production of some unprofitable models and shift its strategy in difficult regional markets including Russia. The carmaker said it would proceed with plans…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of people around the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden were cut off by heavy snow Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of…

Harlem Hellfighters: The black soldiers who brought jazz to Europe

World War One brought many social changes – not least, the introduction of jazz to Europe. Thanks to a black American regiment of musicians called the Harlem Hellfighters, the French discovered the joys of syncopation. More than a century on, US musician Jason Moran is raising fresh awareness of the Hellfighters and their leader, James…

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Matt Apuzzo, an investigative correspondent in Brussels, discussed the tech he’s using. What are the most important tech tools for you as an investigative journalist? As with most people these days, my go-to device is my phone, which in…

‘Resurgent’ al Qaeda looking to target Europe, minister warns

In an interview with British newspaper The Sunday Times, Wallace said al Qaeda — the group behind the infamous World Trade Center attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the US on September 11, 2001 — “still aspire for aviation attacks” and is developing technology to bring down planes. “The aviation threat is real,” Wallace…