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 President Donald Trump agreed to meet alliance leaders in Europe in May in a phone call on Sunday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine,

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

 Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America.

More bird flu outbreaks can be expected in Europe - animal health chief

 Further bird flu outbreaks caused by migrating birds are likely to hit Europe in the future after a second outbreak in as many years on the continent that was down to chance, said the head of the world animal health body.

Asia flat following a weaker Wall Street as Treasury yields hit 16-month high

 Asian shares were flat in early trade on Friday following mostly sluggish sessions on Wall Street and Europe, as 10-year U.S. Treasury yields surged to near 18-month highs and crude futures soared to 16-month highs.

Wealthy Vietnamese advised to ‘buy’ European citizenship

Vietnamese consultancy firms are now advising wealthy Vietnamese to apply for citizenship in countries which have more open regulations, especially in Europe.

Spanish vote delivers more uncertainty for Europe after Brexit

 Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week's shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain's warring politicians to form a government.

Europe gives green light to first gene therapy for children

 The world's first life-saving gene therapy for children, developed by Italian scientists and GlaxoSmithKline, has been recommended for approval in Europe, boosting the pioneering technology to fix faulty genes.

Greece in new downgrade by S&P for "unsustainable" commitments

 Ratings agency S&P has downgraded Greece's credit rating again, saying it expects its debt and other financial commitments will be "unsustainable".

Europe's first non-beating heart transplant

 Surgeons in Cambridgeshire have performed the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.

Air France offers to scrap low-cost Transavia expansion plan

 Air France has offered to scrap plans to expand its Transavia low-cost airline in Europe, in return for pilots returning to work immediately.

Friendship associations in Europe again protest China’s wrongful acts

VietNamNet Bridge – Associations for friendship with Vietnam in various European countries have issued a joint resolution demanding that China respect international law and immediately withdraw its oil rig out of Vietnam’s waters

Vespa tour promotes Vietnam culture in Europe

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ten members of the Hanoi Vespa Club will begin an epic scooter journey through Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland in June.

Concerns grow in Europe over threat from deadly pig virus

 France is expected to suspend pig-related imports from a number of countries as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.

Experts seek ways to end smoking in Europe

 European experts gave their warnings to insisting smokers in Europe at a conference here on Wednesday, as European countries are taking necessary rules and regulations to prevent the use of tobacco products.

Genetically modified potatoes 'resist late blight'

 British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable's biggest threat.

Storm St. Jude Hits Russia's northwest

 Storm St. Jude on Tuesday reached Russia after wreaking havoc in other nations of northern Europe in the past two days and continued to disrupt local transport, energy and communications in three northwestern Russian regions,

“Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance” to open in Hanoi

 The annual “Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance” will be held for the third time in Hanoi from September 26-29.

Dutch hospital uses Google Glass during jaw operation

 Surgeons at the Dutch Radboud University hospital in Nijmegen used Google Glass during a jaw operation, allowing medical students to follow the surgery from the doctor's perspective, it was announced Thursday.

Exporters eager to follow Phu Quoc

 VietNamNet Bridge – The recent Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) recognition for the Phu Quoc fish sauce trademark in the EU has raised hopes for thousands of Vietnamese exporters of agricultural products.

U.S. treasury official sees risks of protracted stagnation in Europe

 The global economy still faces risks of prolonged slump in Europe where stronger actions are needed to boost demand, the senior U.S. treasury department official said on Monday.