August 10, 2012 |
LONDON - Europe's biggest economies are showing weakness, a sign that the struggles of their heavily indebted neighbors are spreading. The central banks of France and Britain, Europe's second- and third-largest economies, made grim forecasts on Wednesday, while data from Germany, its largest economy, showed a weakening in manufacturing. Europe - including the 17 countries that use the euro - has struggled for three years as economies face deepening recessions. Spain and Italy are threatened with a financial collapse and could soon join Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Cyprus in seeking financial assistance.
August 17, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Worries about Europe's economic and debt problems yesterday sent stocks to their first loss in four days. The major indexes bounced up and down in another volatile day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 120 points in the first half-hour of trading after a report showed that Germany's economy stalled last quarter and dragged down growth for Europe. The Dow recovered and had a slight advance at midday, but resumed its drop after the leaders of France and Germany tried to calm worries about Europe's debt problems by pushing for long-term political solutions.
August 2, 2013 |
PENN, TEMPLE and Saint Joseph's could have a mini City Series round-robin this summer in Europe, if NCAA rules allowed such things. The basketball teams of all three schools will be taking a European tour before heading home for the fall semester. Penn's team will be in Italy from Aug. 15 to 23. The Quakers will be in Venice, Florence and Rome. They have four games scheduled. "It is one thing to compete in a foreign setting," Penn coach Jerome Allen said. "However, the larger piece of this trip involves showing our players that, especially in this day and age, we are all citizens of the world.
October 18, 2013 |
What a strange time the 1930s must have been. The world was hurtling toward a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, yet there was a stunning flowering of the arts, of hope and of new ideas in the West as painters and philosophers, poets, and musicians congregated in New York and London, in Paris and Berlin. That's the world so vividly captured by the brilliant British playwright and screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff ( The Lost Prince ) in Dancing on the Edge , a grand ensemble drama with a stunning cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Janet Montgomery, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Head, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, and Angel Coulby.
May 5, 1994 |
In Everything I Like, a restless and pictorially ravishing feature by Martin Sulik, our Slovakian hero, Thomas, has recently separated from his wife much in the way his country has separated from the Czech Republic. His first instinct is to flirt with the West - in the form of his English teacher. A parable of man and nation struggling for identity, Everything I Like follows Thomas through tense encounters with his ex-wife, guilt-ridden episodes with his son, and sexual adventures with his mistress, finally revealing how his odd odyssey adds up to a world view.
July 29, 2013 |
When I was 18, I wrote a postcard to my grandmother from Austria, describing how I slept for free on the porch of a hostel in Innsbruck. While I wouldn't do that now, it's fun to reminisce about my backpacking days. Bars were inundated with smoke, currency changes were required after each border crossing, and it took about nine hours to travel from London to Paris. Despite the changes, the adventure and thrills of good old-fashioned vagabonding survive. One of the most amazing changes over the last decade is the speed and ease with which you can get around.
May 10, 2012 |
US Airways is adding flights to Europe from Philadelphia for the busy summer travel season, the airline said Wednesday. Seasonal flights will operate to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Venice, Lisbon, Athens, Glasgow and, for two weeks in July, to Dublin. Additional seasonal flights are also being added from Charlotte, the airline said. — Paul Nussbaum
December 10, 2011 |
A deal to forge stronger ties among most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday as hopes grew that the region was close to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow closed up 186.56 points, or 1.6 percent, at 12,184.26. It is up 1.4 percent for the week. Bank stocks led the market higher, reflecting traders' optimism about Europe's progress toward solving its crisis. Citigroup Inc. rose 3.7 percent, Morgan Stanley 3.2 percent and JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3 percent. Banks have been weighed down for months by fears about their exposure to Europe.
October 8, 1993 |
Players from the United States and Canada took a 3-1 lead against Europe in the seventh Senior Women's Invitation Match yesterday on the East Course of Merion Golf Club. The competition was four match-play foursomes (alternate drive and alternate stroke), and the North America team won three of the four matches. The event concludes today with eight match-play singles. The North America team has been victorious in all six previous meetings. Yesterday, Dottie Porter, of Riverton Country Club and U.S. Amateur champion in 1949, teamed with Marlene Streit of Canada, former Canadian Open and British Ladies Amateur champion, for a 2 and 1 victory in the No. 2 match against Belle Robertson of Scotland and Claudine Rubin-Chatrier of France.
March 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Investors just can't get past Europe. Renewed worries about the long-running debt crisis weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average Wednesday and held the Standard & Poor's 500 index back from reaching an all-time high. Investors are watching to see whether Cyprus can shore up its banking system. They are also keeping an eye on Italy, where political parties are struggling to form a new government in the eurozone's third-largest economy. The Dow fell 33.49 points to close at 14,526.16, a loss of 0.2 percent.