ECB's Nouy says some banks may need to be shut
Some euro zone banks may need to be shut if they become unviable, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said on Thursday, as the Italian government seeks to bail out two regional lenders. Daniele.. Read More
Poland warns it may not adopt EU's Rome declaration
Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union's course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country's prime.. Read More
Centrist Macron seen winning French presidential vote
Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a.. Read More
Ukraine says saboteurs blow up arms warehouse in east
The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early on Thursday, but nobody was hurt. The base, which contained.. Read More
Germany's Merkel expresses shock at London attack
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the attack in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday, and she said her thoughts were with the British people.. Read More
Britain may have big Brexit bill to settle with EU Investment Bank
Britain's bill for settling its financial position with the European Investment Bank after Brexit may be costly, the EIB's chairman said on Wednesday, calling for ''civilised'' divorce talks that could.. Read More
Portuguese PM leads calls for Dijsselbloem to quit over
Portugal's prime minister on Wednesday led calls for the head of the euro zone's finance ministers to resign after he refused to apologise for suggesting that southern European countries had squandered.. Read More
Twin baby ring-tailed lemurs latest addition to Vienna zoo
Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has welcomed two new additions to its enclosures - twin baby ring-tailed lemurs. The park said in a statement on Wednesday the babies were born on Saturday and will be suckled.. Read More
EU sets Brexit talk conditions, priority for people, money, borders
The European Union's chief negotiator for Britain's exit from the bloc spelled out on Wednesday the EU's conditions and priorities for the talks, stressing the need for early agreements on citizens'.. Read More
Scottish parliament to seek new independence vote despite UK govt rebuff
Scotland's devolved parliament will vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum, despite Prime Minister Theresa May having said ''now is not the time'' for.. Read More
Father of Germanwings pilot seeks to clear son's name
Two years after the Germanwings plane crash in southern France, the father of the pilot is seeking to restore his son's name, telling a German paper that Andreas Lubitz's actions were not premeditated.. Read More
Greece eyes bailout deal with lenders within April
Greece said on Wednesday it hopes for a deal with its international lenders within the month of April and is working to bridge differences on labour, pension and energy reforms. The onus for an agreement.. Read More
Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine has barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country because she violated Ukrainian laws, the spokeswoman for Ukraine's state security service said on Wednesday.. Read More
Jailed gay men promised compensation in Germany
Thousands of gay men prosecuted and jailed under an arcane German law were due to get compensation after the government passed a draft bill on Wednesday to quash their convictions. About 50,000 men.. Read More
French minister quits over scandal as Macron's presidency bid gathers pace
Centrist Emmanuel Macron's bid for power in France gathered pace on Tuesday when he won support from a junior minister in the Socialist government while the interior minister resigned amid scandal in.. Read More
Fillon camp decries 'soap opera' of sleaze reports a month from French election
Francois Fillon's campaign chief on Wednesday denounced what he called a daily ''soap opera'' of media leaks designed to hurt the conservative French candidate's prospects of becoming president... Read More
As Belgium remembers attacks, survivor reflects:
Belgium marked the first anniversary of bomb attacks that killed 32 people with remembrance ceremonies, a new memorial and poignant reflections from those who lost partners but survived. ''Many times.. Read More
Trump to attend NATO summit in Brussels May 25
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a summit of leaders of NATO nations on May 25 in Brussels, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump's visit will give him an opportunity to press his case for.. Read More
Brexit banks set to avoid lengthy euro zone entry test
Banks in London that relocate operations to the euro zone after Brexit are likely to be spared a lengthy entry test by regulators, making it easier for them to shift, according to two officials with.. Read More
Germany says has no plans to restrict electronics on some flights
Germany said on Wednesday it has no plans to introduce restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as the United.. Read More
Greek police intercept eight suspect packages following parcel bombs to IMF, Germany
Greek police intercepted eight suspect packages at a postal sorting centre in Athens on Monday, after the dispatch of booby-trapped deliveries to the International Monetary Fund in Paris and the German.. Read More
Migrant rescues increase on sea route to Italy
Some 6,000 migrants have been rescued on the central Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take that route in warmer weather, the International Organization.. Read More
Brexit to shape rethink of EU financial supervision
A more powerful securities watchdog may be needed in the European Union to counter market fragmentation after Britain, its biggest financial centre, leaves the bloc, an EU consultation paper said on.. Read More
French presidential debate lifts euro to six-week highs
The euro climbed to six-week highs and sentiment towards French assets was lifted on Tuesday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's performance in a television debate boosted a view he would win France's.. Read More
2028 Olympics Games not an option for Paris, says bid chief
The Paris Olympic bid chief said on Tuesday he was not against the awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in the same session later this year, but ruled the French capital out of the latter Games. ''.. Read More
French interior minister called to meet PM over hiring of young daughters
French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux was summoned to meet the prime minister on Tuesday over reports he hired his student-age daughters for summer jobs while a member of parliament, an official at.. Read More
EU finance ministers worried about free trade after 'surreal' G20
European Union finance ministers expressed concern on Tuesday over the future of free trade after what one of them called a ''surreal'' meeting of finance chiefs of the world's 20 biggest economies.. Read More
Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years
Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist. The works, 1882's ''View of the Sea at Scheveningen.. Read More
Google sister company Jigsaw offers free security tools to election groups
Google and its sister company Jigsaw, are stepping up efforts to help keep elections free of online interference after helping to defend one of two important voter information websites that came under.. Read More
Optimism in UK factories surges to 22-year high as exports rebound - CBI survey
Optimism among British factories surged to a 22-year high in March as exports rebounded, a survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs manufacturing has benefited from sterling's fall after the Brexit.. Read More
BMW says UK remains important but Brexit uncertainty looms
German car manufacturer BMW, which owns the Mini brand, said the importance of Britain as a manufacturing location hinged on how successfully it negotiates its exit from the European Union. BMW's.. Read More
EU leaders to meet for special Brexit summit on April 29 - EU's Tusk
The European Union's 27 leaders will meet on April 29 to agree their negotiating lines for Brexit talks after London sends in a formal notification that it wants to leave the bloc, the chairman of the.. Read More
Germany's Ozil, Gomez and Draxler to miss England friendly
Germany will be without injured midfielder Mesut Ozil, winger Julian Draxler and forward Mario Gomez when they host England in a friendly international on Wednesday, coach Joachim Loew said. Loew.. Read More
Polish minister accuses EU's Tusk over Smolensk plane crash
Poland's defence minister accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests in connection with a 2010 plane crash that killed President.. Read More
Turkey uses 'Nazi' metaphors out of worry for European friends
Turkey uses metaphors about Nazism with respect to its European friends as it is worried about them falling again into the trap of the ideology, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday... Read More
Germany's Social Democrats overtake Merkel's conservatives according to INSA poll
Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) gained one percentage point to edge past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in an opinion poll by the INSA institute to be published Tuesday.. Read More
Macron seen winning French TV debate, clashes with Le Pen
Centrist Emmanuel Macron solidified his status as frontrunner in France's presidential election on Monday in a televised debate during which he clashed on immigration and Europe with his main rival.. Read More
UKAD alarmed by drug use in British amateur sport
Drug use in amateur sport in Britain is 'fast becoming a crisis', UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said on Monday in response to a BBC poll that revealed widespread use of performance enhancing substances at grassroot.. Read More
Red star over Hungary? Heineken may see trademark banned
Heineken beer's trademark red star may be about to fall foul of Hungary's attempts to purge itself of totalitarian symbols related to the years of Nazi occupation and, in this case, the 40 years of.. Read More
French watchdog clears GM's Opel of cheating on diesel emissions
France's consumer fraud watchdog said on Monday it had closed its investigation into diesel emissions by Opel cars and would take no further action against the General Motors brand. The DGCCRF investigation.. Read More
Champagne producers blame Brexit for 2016 sales decline
Sales of champagne fell last year as a weaker pound weighed on British demand in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, France's main champagne industry body said on Monday. Sales to Britain, still.. Read More
Airport shooting reignites security debate before French election
Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues on why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront.. Read More
Germany's Merkel and Japan's Abe urge free trade with jabs at U.S.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke up for free trade at a major technology fair on Sunday with jabs clearly pointed at an increasingly protectionist United States.. Read More
Prague's Old-New Synagogue gets first new Torahs since World War Two
Prague's medieval Old-New Synagogue received two new Torah scrolls on Sunday, the first ones since World War Two shattered the country's once-thriving Jewish community. The Torahs, funded by donations.. Read More
Pope signals elderly married men could become priests
Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities, but has ruled out making celibacy optional to tackle a shortage of clergy. The shortage.. Read More
EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter
Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official.. Read More
Student 'fascinated by firearms' wounds four in French school shooting
A teenager opened fire at his high school in southeastern France on Thursday, wounding up to four people, in an attack apparently inspired by videos of U.S. mass shootings such as Columbine, officials.. Read More
Probe into France's Fillon widened to include suits gift
The fraud investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been widened to include luxury suits he received as gifts, a judicial source said on Thursday. The former prime minister.. Read More
After UK, France opens probe into Airbus jet deals
Airbus's legal entanglements deepened on Thursday when French authorities opened a preliminary investigation into suspected irregularities over the use of third-party agents to win jetliner contracts.. Read More
Brexit costly in trade terms whatever deal reached with EU says former WTO head
Britain's departure from the European Union will be costly for both sides in trade terms, however good the exit deal reached, former head of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy said on Thursday.. Read More
Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures woman employee
A female employee of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her face and arms on Thursday when a letter bomb mailed from Greece and addressed to the world lender's European representative.. Read More
Volcanic explosion on Mount Etna injures 10 people
Ten people were injured in an eruption on Mount Etna on Thursday when magma flowing into snow caused a violent explosion that sent stones and rocks flying into the air, emergency services said. Amongst.. Read More
Trump, Germany's Merkel to hold first face-to-face meeting at White House
President Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship.. Read More
Opinion polls score much-needed Dutch election win
Dutch election results eased investor concerns on Thursday that opinion polls were systematically underestimating the strength of populist feeling, especially in France, after an outcome broadly in.. Read More
Germany's Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks
Germany's Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, the chancellor's first trip to Russia in nearly two years. The agenda of Merkel's.. Read More
German prosecutors search Audi for second day in emissions probe
German investigators searched Audi offices for a second day on Thursday in connection with the emissions scandal still rocking parent Volkswagen , according to the Munich prosecutor's office. Some.. Read More
Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures employee
A female employee of the International Monetary Fund was injured in the face and arms on Thursday when a letter bomb posted to the world lender's Paris office blew up as she opened it, police said... Read More
At least three injured in French school shooting, one arrested
At least three people were injured after a shooting at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, and a 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, the.. Read More
Dutch vote puts question mark over euro zone chief Dijsselbloem
Jeroen Dijsselbloem may have to stand down as president of the Eurogroup which coordinates policy in the euro zone if he cannot retain his role as Dutch finance minister in a new coalition after his.. Read More
European car sales rise in February amid volume brand slump
European new car registrations rose 2.1 percent in February, even as large markets like Germany and volume brands like VW, Opel, Vauxhall and Peugeot posted lower sales, the Association of European.. Read More
Dutch PM Rutte fends off far-right's Wilders
Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments.. Read More
WhatsApp, Telegram patch flaws in instant messaging applications
WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts. Researchers with Check Point.. Read More
German prosecutors searching Audi offices in Germany
German prosecutors searched Audi's two biggest plants and several other sites on Wednesday in connection with an emissions cheating scandal, adding to pressure on Volkswagen's luxury division and its.. Read More
May 'good at getting it wrong', says Le Pen
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May for hosting her main rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, while apparently snubbing her. Macron.. Read More
France's Fillon under formal investigation for fraud ahead of election
Francois Fillon's troubled election campaign suffered yet another blow on Tuesday when magistrates put him under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling state funds, a first for a presidential.. Read More
UK's construction industry risks losing 200,000 EU workers
Britain's construction industry could lose nearly 200,000 workers from European Union countries if the UK fails to keep access to the bloc's single market, a leading property body said on Wednesday.. Read More
U.S, Justice Department to announce indictments in massive Yahoo hack
U.S. Justice Department officials are expected to announce indictments on Wednesday against suspects in at least one of a series of hacking attacks on Yahoo Inc, according to a source briefed on the.. Read More
Ireland cries foul over competition for Brexit moves
Ireland has complained to the European Commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a European Union base outside London after Brexit. Last.. Read More
German police raid flats, shut mosque visited by Berlin truck attacker
German authorities on Tuesday raided apartments linked to a mosque in the city of Hildesheim visited by Tunisian failed asylum seeker Anis Amri, who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December.. Read More
SAP pushes to patch risky HANA security flaws before hackers strike
Europe's top software maker SAP said on Tuesday it had patched vulnerabilities in its latest HANA software that had a potentially high risk of giving hackers control over databases and business applications.. Read More
Sterling hits eight-week low on Brexit, Scotland angst
Sterling slipped 0.7 percent on Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar in eight weeks, as some investors turned nervous over a second Scottish independence referendum and the triggering of formal.. Read More
In headscarf ruling, EU court allows religious symbol bans
Employers may bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work. On.. Read More
Ukraine mulls ban on Russia's Eurovision entry
This year's Eurovision Song Contest host Ukraine may ban Russia's competitor from entering the country following reports the singer has visited Crimea since the peninsula was seized by Russia, Ukraine.. Read More
Turkey targets Dutch with diplomatic sanctions as 'Nazi' row escalates
Turkey said on Monday it would suspend high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands after Dutch authorities prevented its ministers from speaking at rallies of expatriate Turks, deepening the.. Read More
Merkel postpones trip to meet Trump due to winter storm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was already on her way to the airport on Monday to fly to Washington for her first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump when he rang her to postpone the.. Read More
Carlos the Jackal stands trial over 1974 Paris shop attack
Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted criminals, was back in a French court on Monday, charged with a grenade attack on a Paris shop more than 40 years ago that killed two people... Read More
Nicola Sturgeon demands new independence vote before Brexit
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union have become clearer... Read More
Fillon's campaign relaunch stymied by gifts of luxury suits
Francois Fillon, favourite to win France's presidential election until he was hit by allegations of financial impropriety, sought on Monday to revive a faltering campaign, but found himself on the defensive.. Read More
Government must make plans for possibility of no Brexit deal
It would be a serious dereliction of duty if the British government failed to plan for the possibility of not reaching an exit deal with the European Union, a committee of members of parliament said.. Read More
Merkel meets Trump in clash of style and substance
She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. He is a.. Read More
Fillon's party apologises for anti-Semitic attack on French rival Macron
Francois Fillon's party has apologised for tweeting a caricature of Emmanuel Macron, his main rival in the race to be France's next president, that Fillon himself admitted was anti-Semitic, adding to.. Read More
Airlines demand clarity from Britain on post-Brexit flying
Airlines need Britain to hurry up with plans for aviation following its vote to leave the European Union, because the deadline for preparing flight schedules in a post-Brexit Europe is fast approaching.. Read More
Rakitic agrees new deal with Barcelona after 'crazy' win over PSG
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has agreed a new four-year contract with the Spanish champions until 2021, the club said a day after they reached the Champions League quarter-finals by thrashing Paris.. Read More
Macron consolidates lead over Le Pen in French election polls
Centrist Emmanuel Macron saw his position as favourite to win France's presidential election boosted on Thursday in two polls, with one showing him ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first.. Read More
Merkel's conservatives, SPD neck-and-neck in poll
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped 2 percentage points but are still a whisker ahead of their Social Democrat (SPD) rivals, a DeutschlandTrend poll released on Thursday showed.. Read More
Hungary to arm new 'border hunters' after six-month crash course
Sandor Jankovics is proud to be joining Hungary's new ''border hunter'' force after a six-month crash course to help police and army units keep out migrants, part of a security clampdown that has raised.. Read More
EU snubs Poland by keeping Tusk in top post
The leaders of the European Union delivered a withering snub to Poland's right-wing government on Thursday by steamrolling its objections and reappointing former Polish premier Donald Tusk to chair.. Read More
German police detain suspect after axe attack in Duesseldorf
German police said they had detained a man who attacked five people at Duesseldorf central train station with an axe on Thursday. A police spokesman said the suspected assailant had been taken into.. Read More
PSG players confronted by angry fans at airport
Police have launched an investigation after Paris St Germain's players were confronted by angry supporters upon their return to the French capital on Wednesday following their 6-1 Champions League defeat.. Read More
Britain will have to pay for Brexit according to Ireland's PM Kenny
Britain will have to pay up when it leaves the European Union because ''when you sign on for a contract you commit yourself to participation'', Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Thursday. Asked.. Read More
Technology is now at root of almost all serious crime
High-tech crimes, such as document fraud, money laundering and online trading in illegal goods, are at the root of almost all serious criminality, Europe's police agency said on Thursday. ''These.. Read More
Greece says bailout review deal close, labour issues remain open
Greece and its international lenders are close to a deal on its bailout review but differences remain on labour issues, the government's spokesman said on Thursday. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said a.. Read More
EU regulators set to fine Air France-KLM, other airlines
EU antitrust regulators are set to hand down hefty fines to Air France-KLM, British Airways and other carriers, more than a year after an EU court rejected a 2010 sanction totalling almost 800 million.. Read More
Merkel says she found out about Volkswagen dieselgate scandal from media
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday told a German parliamentary committee of inquiry on Wednesday that she first learned of the diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen through the media. Volkswagen.. Read More
Poles apart - European Union set for summit job spat
Poland's prime minister will go head to head with her 27 European Union peers in Brussels on Thursday in a row over the reappointment of the Polish chairman of their summits that has left the other.. Read More
Emery blames PSG players for losing focus
Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery cursed his side for switching off in the final minutes of their 6-1 defeat at Barcelona which sent the French champions out of the Champions League before the quarter.. Read More
France's Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote according to poll
Centrist Emmanuel Macron would come out ahead of far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential election before going on to win a runoff vote against her, a Harris Interactive.. Read More
Paris prosecutor asks that Orange's CEO Richard face trial in Tapie case
The Paris prosecutor has asked that Stephane Richard, the chief executive of French telecoms group Orange, stand trial over allegations of fraud alongside French businessman Bernard Tapie and four others.. Read More
German government says takes issue of CIA leaks seriously
The German government on Wednesday said it took the publication of thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions by anti-secrecy group Wikileaks seriously, but could not verify the authenticity of.. Read More
May defeated as lawmakers demand power to reject final Brexit terms
Britain's upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country's exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from Prime Minister Theresa.. Read More