Despite its convenience, the ride-share company Uber continues to be perceived as a threat to traditional taxi companies and local governments. Now banned in several European cities, Uber is expanding to launch JUMP, an electric bike sharing service.
After days of financial worry from investors over Italy's economy and relationship with the euro, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League joined forces to establish Italy's new populist government and vowed to make sending migrants home a priority.
Pedro Sanchez is Spain's new prime minister after he unseated Mariano Rajoy from power in a no-confidence vote. Mr. Sanchez is a socialist, and held the vote after Mr. Rajoy's conservative party was convicted for significant corruption.
On the first day the European Union's new data protection laws went into effect, An Austrian lawyer and privacy advocate wasted no time filing complaints against several tech giants, arguing they were acting illegally.
Europe's abortion laws vary from country to country, creating a patchwork that can be more difficult to navigate than in the US. But at the same time, Europe is often more accommodating to those seeking abortion thanks to ubiquitous healthcare.
In response to increasing housing costs and homelessness in Britain, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named a national homelessness charity called Crisis as one of seven organizations selected to received official wedding gift donations.
While the West's sanctions against Russia have been in place for four years now, it's easy to lose sight of just how effective they are. In fact, Russia has largely handled them. But the latest round of US sanctions and a set of new Russian "counter-sanctions" may be about to make the sanctions war much more costly.