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More than ever, Russia at heart of US politics

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Between the alleged cyber-attacks on US political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting and Russia's ambassador, Moscow is front and center in American politics in a way not seen since the Cold War.

Ruble's revival gives Russia an unexpected headache

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

It was a step that seemed unimaginable a year ago: the Russian authorities stepping in to stop the country's currency from getting too strong.

CORRECTED: British expats join forces to tackle Brexit

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

A coalition of groups representing Britons living in EU nations joined forces Thursday to defend their rights as Britain readies to pull out of the bloc and thousands of expats worry about their future.In...

Europe feels pinch as Spain's vegetable fields suffer

10 February 2017 | 0 comments

Vegetable lovers across Europe have been making hard choices this winter after storms battered fields in southeast Spain, the continent's main fruit and vegetable patch.Courgette prices are soaring, but...

Europe vies to woo Trump in spoof videos

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

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

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.

Star-packed Berlin film fest promises laughs in dark times

31 January 2017 | 0 comments

Penelope Cruz, Hugh Jackman, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Gere and Robert Pattinson are among the high-wattage stars due on the red carpet at February's Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday as...

Which are the world's least and most corrupted countries?

31 January 2017 | 0 comments

Graft watchdog Transparency International recently published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, listing the best and worst countries for corruption.

Travellers so far blocked by Trump travel clampdown

29 January 2017 | 0 comments

Fresh protests are expected at US airports Sunday, following President Donald Trump's order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from seven mostly Muslim countries.The visa-restricted...

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.

Russia's Vavilov institute, guardian of world's lost plants

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

Stacked high beneath vaulted ceilings in a tsarist-era building, cabinets store the seeds of thousands of plant varieties, many long gone from their original areas of habitat or cultivation.

Protesters confront Russian Orthodox Church in cathedral dispute

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

Russians living in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg have been protesting against city authorities' decision to hand control of the country's largest cathedral to the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.

Europe, NATO hit back at Trump

16 January 2017 | 1 comment

EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO "obsolete" and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain.In...

Trump unleashes on NATO, Merkel, Russia and Brexit

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

NATO is 'obsolete', Germany's Angela Merkel made a 'catastrophic mistake' on refugees and Brexit will be 'great': Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides to European media.

Ryanair soars past Lufthansa to take top spot

10 January 2017 | 0 comments

Ryanair has overtaken Lufthansa to become Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, figures on Tuesday showed, allowing the Irish budget carrier to snatch the crown from the German rival for the...



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