This Week's European News Headlines

Wednesday, September 17

Massive rallies mark Scottish referendum climax; vote is Sept 18 (BBC)

Air France strike stretches into third day (The Local)

Matisse exhibit is Tate’s most successful show (BBC)

Caminito del Rey, Spain: One of the world’s scariest hikes to reopen (The Guardian)

Seven easy tips for packing light (Budget Travel)

Villy: A travel-planning site that cuts to the chase (New York Times)


Tuesday, September 16

Six wild and beautiful places you must see in Europe (Budget Travel)

Hip Helsinki city break (The Guardian)

Villa of Livia now open to the public (ANSA)

Kristy Wark’s Scotland: Some of my favorite places (The Guardian)

End of the line for Europe’s sleeper trains (The Guardian)

Salmond and Cameron offer rival visions for Scotland’s future (BBC)


Monday, September 15

Air France pilots begin week-long strike (BBC)

Five surreal towns, shaped by nature (BBC)

Athens city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink, and more (The Guardian)

Getting the right pass for airport security (Seattle Times)

Exploring Oxford, the ultimate university town (Seattle Times)

Video: Three apps for visiting Paris (New York Times)


Friday, September 12

How to be Parisian? Move to Paris (The Guardian)

Scotland’s incredible landscapes (in pictures) (The Guardian)

Is this the world’s most ‘British’ vacation? (CNN)

Italy’s Lake Garda better than Como? (Wall Street Journal)

8 of the best nude beaches in Europe (Huffington Post)

Is Leipzig the new Berlin? (The Guardian)


Thursday, September 11

September is National Passport Awareness Month with special events planned around the country (State Department)

Shoulder season bargains in Europe (Budget Travel)

Classical music galore during a European visit (Seattle Times)

A whole new world in Berlin, but the Wall’s traces remain (Washington Post)

Downtime in the country at a Cotswold’s farm in Britain (Washington Post)

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge (KOMO News)


Wednesday, September 10

Lufthansa cancels flights as pilots go on strike (Seattle Times)

A makeover for a Lisbon food market  (New York Times)

Pompeii to host opera festival (ANSA)

Tate Britain’s Turner exhibition opens (The Guardian)

England’s most unusual buildings open their doors for heritage festival (The Guardian)

Love locks around the world (The Guardian)


Tuesday, September 9

Heathrow baggage handlers to strike on Friday (The Guardian)

Stonehenge at dawn, inside the circle (New York Times)

Brussels exhibit features Italian art (ANSA)

Pope Francis plans to rein in trade in Vatican scrolls at souvenir shops (BBC)

Top 10 B&Bs in Bruges and Ghent, Belgium (The Guardian)

Keep your data yours while traveling (New York Times)


Monday, September 8

Will corporate cash save Roman monuments or diminish them? (Washington Post)

Top 25 tourist traps that are TOTALLY worth the money (Budget Travel)

10 foolproof tricks to beat flight anxiety (Budget Travel)

London’s weekly beer pilgrimage (BBC)

A new food tour in Prague (New York Times)

An app for last-minute flights (New York Times)


Friday, September 5

Lufthansa pilots’ strike means travel chaos for thousands (BBC)

Top EU court rules on flight delays and defines arrival time (BBC)

Northern Ireland festival to celebrate life of Seamus Heaney (The Guardian)

English castle now open to visitors for the first time in 350 years (BBC)

To lure tourists, a remote village in Spain turns its eye to the arts (New York Times)

Tracing Jewish history along the Rhine (New York Times)