- The recent discovery of an ancient panda species in Bulgaria is reinforcing previous studies that point to panda bears originating in Europe.
- The species, known as the Agriarctos nikolovi, was identified after scientists at the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History investigated two fossilized teeth that were first unearthed from coal deposits in the 1970s.
- Authors of the study say the species is only a “close relative” to the modern giant panda, but it may have been an ancestor that eventually moved to Asia.
- China, which declared the giant panda as its national animal, has been slow to accept the European origin theory after previous discoveries in Hungary.
The recent discovery of an ancient panda species in Bulgaria is reinforcing previous studies that point to panda bears originating in Europe — a notion that China, where the giant panda is a national symbol, has been slow to accept.
The species, known as Agriarctos nikolovi, was identified after scientists at the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History investigated two fossilized teeth that were first unearthed from coal deposits near a village northwest of the country in the late 1970s.
A woman who left the U.S. to fulfill her 20-year-long dream of living in Europe allegedly became the helpless victim of sexual harassment just three days after she moved to the Netherlands.
Stephanie Soong, originally from San Francisco, recalled the events of the chilling encounter in a Facebook post on June 12. She was receiving heavy pieces of furniture from a four-man team of IKEA employees in her new Amsterdam home.
Wooden toilet seats are now becoming top selling items in both the European and United States markets. In fact, this item is making a huge splash with millions of sets being sold annually.
Over two million wooden toilet seats are being ordered in Europe every year, according to the report from Shanghai Expat. Furthermore, 80% of the sales come from the Switzerland and Germany. U.S. consumers, meanwhile, only purchase 200,000 sets of wooden seats each year.
Chinese and European space agencies may be collaborating to construct a possible moon base. The announcement was first confirmed by secretary general of China’s space agency, Tian Yulong and verified verified by European Space Agency spokesperson, Pal Hvistendahl.
Hvistendahl explained that in order to explore space peacefully, it will require international cooperation, which explains the team up with the Chinese agency.
Filipinos in Europe, particularly in Italy, have something exciting to look forward to.
Jollibee, the most famous and most loved fast food chain in the Philippines, is bringing a piece of home to Filipinos in Europe, starting in Italy.
Austrian law enforcement authorities have busted an organized crime group from China and arrested seven people for making 150 Chinese women work as prostitutes in brothels.
However, it is believed that up to 300 women may have been trafficked by the same group.
After World War II, the strongest countries in Europe banded together to help each other rebuild their economies and ensure that such a terrible war could never happen again. The European Union was formed, grew to have 28 members, and together they would help each other solve problems to create a fair, united and prosperous Europe.
The countries with the biggest economies, like Germany, France and the U.K., would help smaller countries suffering from hard times like Italy, Spain and Greece. There were A LOT of money problems, but people knew that they could only be solved together, not divided.
On Thursday, June 23, the people of Britain voted for their country to leave the European Union (EU), otherwise known as “Brexit.” More than 30 million people voted, and those in favor won by a narrow margin of 52% to 48%, signalling the beginning of what may be the disintegration of one of the world’s largest economic alliances.
Formed after World War II, the EU was created as a pact of economic unity between Germany and France. Ultimately more European countries joined in the later decades, including the United Kingdom, for a total of 28 members.
The debate over whether dogs were domesticated in Europe or Asia may finally be resolved after all these years.
Researchers recently found the remains of a 5,000-year-old dog in Ireland, suggesting dogs could have been domesticated twice, including once in Asia and another time in Europe or the Near East. According to Science, the bone of the 5,000-year-old dog was a game-changer in the debate.
We used to think that the most powerful passport to have in the world was that of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, but in 2016, things have changed.
A new index released Wednesday by the British immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners reveals that German passports are now the strongest in the world and grants visa-free access to 177 countries.
The French government enacted a law on Wednesday making it mandatory for supermarkets in France to donate unwanted food to food banks or charities.
The petition was launched by local councilman Arash Derambarsh and was unanimously passed by the country’s senate, reports the Independent. The effort was reportedly campaigned by anti-poverty groups who were opposed to food waste. These groups are now hoping the rest of the EU follows suit with a similar law.
Yesterday, Air France executives were brutally mauled outside of Charles De Gaulle Airport after finishing a meeting that finalized a reconstruction plan that will result in 2,900 layoffs company-wide by the end of 2017.
While Air France President Frédéric Gagey escaped unharmed, the deputy head of human resources at the company, Xavier Broseta, and another executive were forced to fight through a crowd of several hundred angry employees to get to safety, according to the Guardian.