Von der Leyen new president of the European Commission

WNM | Jul 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president after she won over socialists and liberals with her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

High and dry: Alpine resorts are feeling the climate change

WNM | Jul 16, 2019 at 8:43 AM

The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change.

Lufthansa CEO sees no ‘Greta Effect’ on passenger numbers

WNM | Jul 15, 2019 at 2:00 AM

German airline Lufthansa expects passenger numbers to rise about 4% this year, its chief executive told a newspaper, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel.

Russia delivers more air defence equipment to Turkey

WNM | Jul 14, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defence equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally.