Britain does not expect 50 billion pounds Brexit bill
Brexit minister David Davis said he did not expect Britain to have to pay 50 billion pounds to the European Union as part of the Brexit process and said the era of huge sums being paid to Brussels was.. Read More
Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions
The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals. Anne Hidalgo of Paris and London's Sadiq.. Read More
Head of Germany's Stada confirms car was bugged last year
The head of Stada, the German drugmaker at the centre of a takeover battle, confirmed his car had been bugged last year but reassured investors that the company had not suffered as a result. ''I.. Read More
Turkish court halts activities of Booking.com
A Turkish court halted the activities of online travel agent Booking.com in a court case alleging the website had violated Turkish competition law, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB.. Read More
German military carrying out structural reforms after sexual abuse scandal
Germany's military has embarked on a series of structural reforms after a sexual abuse scandal rocked its elite special operations training centre in southern Germany, the top military officer told.. Read More
French presidential candidate Fillon suffers new setback as wife investigated
The faltering campaign of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered another setback on Tuesday when magistrates placed his wife under formal investigation over allegations that he paid.. Read More
Dutch parliament hit by 'ransomware' attack
The Dutch parliament's website was briefly hit by a so-called 'ransomware' attack on Tuesday, Dutch news agency ANP reported. The form of attack in which hackers scramble a computer system and seek.. Read More
China calls for explanation after Paris police shoot dead Chinese man
French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a.. Read More
Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum
A Canadian gold coin named ''Big Maple Leaf'' which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum. The coin is made out of pure gold.. Read More
Merkel's conservatives and SPD neck-and-neck in latest poll
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) were neck-and-neck in the latest INSA poll for Bild newspaper, published six months before a national election.. Read More
German government worried a 'hard Brexit' would cause market turbulence
The German Finance Ministry is worried there will be turbulence on the financial markets if there is a 'hard Brexit', a German newspaper reported on Monday - two days before Britain triggers divorce.. Read More
Berlin airport ground staff agree pay deal after strikes
Germany's Verdi union has agreed a three-year pay deal for its 2,000 workers at Berlin's airports, ending the threat of further strikes after industrial action caused the cancellation of some 2,000.. Read More
VW's Audi halts A4, A5 production at Ingolstadt over parts shortage
German luxury carmaker Audi will halt production of the A4 and A5 luxury models at its Ingolstadt base this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier, it said on Monday... Read More
EU Commission to give free travel to up to 7,000 young Europeans
The European Commission said on Monday it would give free international trips to up to 7,000 school students, stopping far short of a call by the European Parliament to hand InterRail tickets to all.. Read More
Fresh election or direct rule looms as Northern Ireland talks fall apart
Northern Ireland could be set for a fresh election or a return to direct British rule of the province after the two main parties in negotiations to form a new government said on Sunday that talks had.. Read More
Bulgarian centre-right GERB wins most votes in election
Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, giving it a chance to form another government after leader Boiko Borisov resigned as prime minister in November, triggering.. Read More
'Ooh aah' Cantona says time for French election to be cancelled
Former French soccer star turned actor Eric Cantona took a swipe at French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Friday, suggesting it was time to cancel the country's election given the lack of.. Read More
Bank of Ireland CEO Boucher to retire before year-end
Bank of Ireland Chief Executive Richie Boucher will retire before the end of the year after almost a decade in charge of the lender he guided from the brink of nationalisation to lead a revival across.. Read More
Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey
Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant.. Read More
Bulgarian nationalists block Turkish border to bar 'electoral tourism'
Bulgarian nationalists blocked border checkpoints with Turkey on Friday to stop buses bringing Bulgarian ethnic Turks to vote in Sunday's election amid growing tension between the two neighbours... Read More
Poland fully committed to EU despite disputes says president
Poland remains fully committed to the European Union despite a series of bruising battles with Brussels and any political party that advocated following Britain out of the bloc would be rejected by.. Read More
French president's ex-partner to run for U.N. development agency post
French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Friday that she was running to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at a time when the U.N. could see an abrupt cut in crucial United.. Read More
Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the.. Read More
Britain to fire starting gun on Brexit talks
The nine-month Brexit ''phoney war'' is set to come to an end next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May notifies the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, starting two years of unprecedented.. Read More
Hungarian law risks exposing migrant children to sex abuse
Hungary's new law to detain migrants in transit zones on its southern border will put children on the move at risk of exposure to sexual abuse, the watchdog Council of Europe said on Friday in a letter.. Read More
Driver who sped through Antwerp shoppers faces terrorism charges
A man who sped a car down a pedestrian shopping street in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorist murder, Belgium's federal prosecutors said on Friday. No one was injured in the incident.. Read More
Deutsche Bank signs up new London headquarters in show of faith in Brexit Britain
Deutsche Bank has chosen a new office for its London headquarters, signalling a vote of confidence in Britain's capital despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. The German lender.. Read More
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