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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Fake products cost 800,000 jobs annually in the EU

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The production of counterfeit goods is on the rise, with OECD figures showing up to EUR 85 billion of imported goods to the EU are fake.

EU curbs rubber dinghy sales to Libya to stop migrants

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The European Union on Monday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe.

Brexit talks 'get to work' despite UK infighting

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU vowed to get to the 'heart of the matter' as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government.

Fresh Brexit talks begin with 'clock ticking'

17 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the European Union launch a new round of fraught Brexit negotiations this week with Brussels pressing weakened British Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly set out her divorce strategy.

Gay marriage around the world

14 July 2017 | 0 comments

The Maltese parliament has approved gay marriage, which now is authorised in more than 20 nations worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

Eurozone delays Greece bailout payment amid legal row

5 July 2017 | 0 comments

Eurozone finance ministers delayed the latest bailout disbursement to Greece on Wednesday awaiting clarification on a legal case against European experts who had worked on the Greek privatisation programme.

Bye-bye locals: Europe's city centres sound alarm

5 July 2017 | 0 comments

In major cities across Europe, hoards of tourists in central areas are pushing out long-time residents and traditional bars, with hotels and tourist rentals taking over.

EU's Juncker admits oversight on Luxembourg tax as PM

30 May 2017 | 0 comments

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker admitted Tuesday he overlooked certain effects of Luxembourg's tax policy during his long record as prime minister of the tiny EU nation.Juncker was thrust...

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.

Parents of EU children have right to residency: top court

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

A non-EU parent has a right to stay in the bloc if their child is an EU citizen, its top court said, a ruling which could complicate Brexit talks.

French singer says failed Iceland bank left him living in fear

3 May 2017 | 0 comments

A star French singer told a court Wednesday that for a decade he has lived in fear of losing his home following the implosion of Icelandic bank Landsbanki, a debacle he said hastened his wife's death.Enrico...

EU leaders agree tough Brexit stance

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

EU leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy at a summit on Saturday, demanding a "serious response" from Britain on the rights of European citizens before trade talks can start.In a show of...



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