This Week's European News Headlines

Thursday, August 21

Expect travel chaos in London on Friday with Tube strike (BBC)

Tourists evacuated from area near Iceland volcano (Seattle Times)

Turkish nut crop crisis will probably hit you right in the Nutella (Huffington Post)

What hipsters in Paris are playing (BBC)

No-fly list rules get changes (Seattle Times)

Airline passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options when flying (Chicago Tribune)


Wednesday, August 20

36 hours in Glasgow (New York Times)

Top 10 Scottish castle stays (The Guardian)

Norway's amazing hiking cabins (The Guardian)

Giving in to the tug of Ireland (CNN)

Iceland braced for volcano eruption that could disrupt air traffic (ABC News)

The best way to get good sleep on a plane, according to science (Skift)


Tuesday, August 19

August 25 is the magic date for summer travel (Fox News)

In Riga, Latvia, medieval spires and art nouveau dreams (BBC)

Where to take the best pictures in the UK’s Lake District  (The Guardian)

Most US “chip” credit cards aren’t yet the real thing (Seattle Times)

Four critical health and travel apps that don’t exist yet  (Forbes)

The travel insurance in your wallet you didn’t know you had (USA Today)


Monday, August 18

Iceland volcano at high risk for eruption; could disrupt air travel (The Guardian)

Pompeii seduces thousands with 10 new houses (ANSA)

Rome celebrates 2000th anniversary of the Emperor Augustus (ANSA)

The Parthenon marbles are the world’s most beautiful art, and they should go back to Greece (The Guardian)

Best castles of Great Britain (video) (Budget Travel)

Five ways to save on currency exchange (Seattle Times)


Friday, August 15

How a little-known passport rule could ruin your vacation (ABC News)

New mobile passport control app being piloted in Atlanta (LA Times)

Outside Lisbon, a verdant world of castles and palaces (New York Times)

Top 10 tapas bars in Madrid (The Guardian)

Kew Gardens in London explores the healing powers of plants (video) (BBC)

Five things you should never wear on an airplane (Huffington Post)


Thursday, August 14

Europe’s best outdoor art this summer (The Guardian)

Forget the love locks, urges Paris; go for selfies (Seattle Times)

The top 10 ancient Greek artworks (The Guardian)

35 amazing, and easy, solo trips (Budget Travel)

Five tips to combat flight anxiety (ABC News)

36 hours in Nice, France (New York Times)


Wednesday, August 13

Swiss train derailed in landslide near St. Moritz (BBC)

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain in London and you can experience it online (Evening Sun)

Dry weather reveals ancient sites in Wales (BBC)

Wheels vs. No Wheels:  the great carry-on bag debate (ABC News)

Exploring a French Riviera gem, from seaside to hilltop (New York Times)

Ten beautiful places you’ve never heard of (Budget Travel)


Tuesday, August 12

Archaeologists unearth burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece (BBC)

The half-century-long renovation of Rundale Palace, the Versailles of Latvia (New York Times)

The world’s must-visit islands (BBC)

Guide to the Cyclades in the Greek Islands (The Guardian)

The best wine regions to visit (USA Today)

Top brew pubs in Europe (The Guardian)