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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...

Toxic stew: Police seize millions of euros in fake food, drink

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10,000 tonnes of fake and harmful food and drink, from caviar to cashews, booze to bubbly water and even unassuming stock cubes.

Who are the world's most travelled footballers?

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

Winning football teams today travel more than double than half a century ago, totalling more than 200,000km in a season. Who is the world's most travelled footballer of all time?

Luxembourg claims right to host EU banking body after Brexit

30 March 2017 | 0 comments

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday.Citing an European Union law dating back to 1965,...

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, then known as 'consumption' for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get reduced sentences on appeal

15 March 2017 | 1 comment

A Luxembourg court on Wednesday gave reduced sentences on appeal to two "Luxleaks" whistleblowers convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.Former PricewaterhouseCoopers...

LuxLeaks whistleblowers to hear appeal decision

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

A court will rule Wednesday on the appeal of two "LuxLeaks" whistleblowers convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major multinationals.Former PricewaterhouseCoopers...

One dead, several hurt in Luxembourg train crash: police

14 February 2017 | 0 comments

A passenger train and a freight train collided in Luxembourg on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring several more, police said.The passenger service from Thionville in northeast France hit the goods...

Luxembourg prosecutes unknown person in VW scandal

7 February 2017 | 0 comments

Luxembourg has filed a criminal case against an unknown person in an unusual step related to the Volkswagen "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.The duchy insisted that it was the victim of the row,...

America first, Europe second: Spoof videos vie for Trump's attention

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe clamouring 'to be second' instead after Trump's vow to make America first.

France's Hollande says Trump pressure on EU 'unacceptable'

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande on Friday criticised "unacceptable" pressure on the European Union from his US counterpart Donald Trump, who has predicted a break-up of the bloc. "It is unacceptable...

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