Wildfires have ignited inside the Arctic Circle

In Sweden, Latvia, and Greece, wildfires are spreading amid a brutal heat wave. By Umair Irfan  Updated Jul 25, 2018, 10:26pm EDT Aerial image showing forest fires burning near Ljusdal, Sweden, on July 18, 2018. Some of Sweden’s fires this summer have ignited even further north, inside the Arctic Circle. Maja Suslin/AFP/Getty Images It’s so hot, even parts of … Continue reading Wildfires have ignited inside the Arctic Circle

EU in fresh trouble as budget summit faces collapse

The European Union looks set for fresh trouble this week as an extraordinary summit called to agree a long-term trillion-euro budget heads for an ugly showdown, possibly even failure. Already weakened by three years of economic crisis, the 27-nation bloc of half a billion people faces new trauma at the two-day summit starting Thursday after … Continue reading EU in fresh trouble as budget summit faces collapse