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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...

Europe needs to do better to boost its economy

2 February 2017 | 0 comments

Removing threats and creating security must be a priority in 2017, says the European Economic and Social Committee, as well as putting people's welfare at the core of policies.

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

27 January 2017 | 0 comments

They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

Merkel warns 'eternal' US-EU ties not guaranteed

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the EU Thursday it should not rely on "eternal" US support, as concern grows in Europe about Donald Trump's commitment to transatlantic ties.Merkel, who faced a...

Merkel urges EU to stay united on Brexit

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday told the European Union it must keep a united front in negotiations with Britain over its exit from the bloc."We are absolutely in agreement that we cannot...

LuxLeaks whistleblowers to hear appeal result March 15

9 January 2017 | 0 comments

A Luxembourg court will hand down its decision in an appeal by two whistleblowers in the "Luxleaks" tax scandal on March 15, the head judge said Monday.Former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee Antoine Deltour...



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