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Venice floods show Europe needs sustainable finance to avoid disaster

In November last year, high winds combined with a seasonal high tide put much of Venice under water as well as causing the devastating loss of life and destruction elsewhere in Italy. The Venetian floods had a high cost both to the local economy and to priceless cultural heritage including St Mark’s Basilica. Work to install innovative underwater flood barriers ... Read More »

Technology stock wobble reaches Europe

  The wave of selling across the tech stocks has reached Europe, after news of Amazon’s lowest profits in seven quarters drew a pause in the sector’s recent run higher. The Euro Stoxx technology index is down 1.5 per cent, against a 0.8 per cent fall for the wider Euro Stoxx 600. Semiconductor maker Infineon is among the biggest fallers. ... Read More »

French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment. Over 50,000 police backed by elite units of the French security services patrolled the streets less than three days after a suspected Islamist gunman shot dead a ... Read More »

fb Hires professionals to enlarge Oculus division in Europe: file

Social networking giant facebook has hired a group of experts in London to create the primary ecu base for its Oculus digital truth department, a media document said. The social network has appreciably expanded its British group of engineers and developer family members staff in the closing six months after obtaining Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, the Telegraph said ... Read More »

Google, fb considering Brazil’s spy-proof hyperlink to Europe

Google and fb are amongst corporations interested by the usage of a $250 million (more or less Rs. 1,713 crores) submarine cable to be able to link Brazil without delay to Europe as a part of the South American usa‘s attempts to avoid US digital espionage, in keeping with Brazilian Communications Minister Andre Figueiredo. The cable is expected to be ... Read More »

Twitter disruption silences swaths of US, Europe for hours (Update 4)

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in the U.S. and Europe.  It was unclear how widespread the outages were, but by mid-morning on the East Coast, desktop and mobile versions of Twitter appeared to be working. And the company tweeted early in the afternoon that the issue had ... Read More »