How the European story started with a toad
Europe was once full of forests as tall as Borneo's, with active volcanoes and where a hybrid Neanderthal-human roamed. Palaeontologist and environmentalist Tim Flannery tells us how the first time apes stood on their own two feet they were actually in Greece and that the beginning of European organisms came in the form of a toad. He also says that in Europe, wildlife may be about to make a massive comeback. His book "Europe: The First 100 Million Years" has just been published in French under the title
Turkey demands Germany take back 20 captured 'Islamic State' members
Turkish authorities say 20 German "Islamic State" members are in their custody. They want Germany and other European countries to repatriate their citizens, something most have been hesitant to do.
EU post to 'protect European way of life' called 'disgusting,' 'reprehensible'
EU Commission chief von der Leyen was accused of creating a new position with a xenophobic message. The office for "protecting our European way of life" has been criticized within Brussels and throughout the EU.
Get paid for a home loan: European lenders turning banking on its head
European banks are twisting traditional economics of lending and borrowing to cope with years of sub-zero rates. With more easing expected, the lenders are only going to get more desperate to preserve their profits.
Iran prepares to violate uranium limit in nuclear deal
The Islamic Republic has signaled its intention to exceed limits on uranium enrichment under the deal. Iranian officials said European guarantors still have time to save the accord before it surpasses "the 300 kg limit."
EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks
European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence.
Weaker Dollar is one of key calls for 2019, Swissquote's Rosenstreich says
Peter Rosenstreich, head of market strategy at Swissquote Bank, talks about the dollar, the market implications of the trade spat between the U.S. and China, European economies and central bank policy. He also discusses his investment strategy, the Brexit negotiations, and the euro.
European banks look to recover from scandals in 2019
Bloomberg's Elisa Martinuzzi reviews the bank scandals of 2018 and previews European bank performance for 2019.
Migrant Crisis: Time for Fortress Europe?
Chancellor Merkel is facing huge pressure: she needs to bring divided European governments together to support a common line on refugees if she is to patch up a deep rift in her coalition in Berlin. But how can that be achieved? Guests this week: Thorsten Benner (GPPI), Monica Goracci (IOM), Raghida Bahnam (freelance journalist).