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Luxembourg to offer public transport free

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

The tiny EU country of Luxembourg is seeking to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses as part of efforts to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The re-elected coalition government of...

Dozens of mafia suspects held in international sting

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Police arrested dozens of suspected mobsters in Europe and South America on Wednesday in a huge international swoop targeting Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia clan, officials said.Nearly 90 people...

EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

British and European leaders insisted Monday they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned a no-deal scenario was "more likely than ever before".British...

Luxembourg votes with liberal PM's job in the balance

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

Luxembourg voters went to the polls on Sunday in a legislative election that will decide the fate of liberal Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's five-year-old government.The small Grand Duchy has an electorate...

EU says McDonald's tax deals with Luxembourg legal

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union on Wednesday ended a long-running investigation into the tax arrangements between US fast food giant McDonald's and Luxembourg, finding the setup did not amount to illegal state aid."Luxembourg...

Luxembourg FM sparks Italy ire with 'fascist' jibe

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn drew the ire of Italy's Matteo Salvini Sunday after accusing the far-right interior minister of using "fascist" methods, in a worsening spat over immigration...

Italy's anti-migrant swipe prompts Luxembourg outburst

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

An abrasive intervention from Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at an EU meeting on Friday resulted in an undiplomatic outburst from Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.In a...

Profits, outlook beam at steelmaker ArcelorMittal

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

Rising prices and sales boosted profits at the world's top steelmaker ArcelorMittal, which said Wednesday that it sees global demand continuing to rise despite a spate of tariffs.Second quarter net profit...

EU tells Luxembourg to recover 120 mn euros from French energy giant

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Wednesday ruled that Luxembourg had given illegal tax breaks to energy giant Engie and ordered it to recover 120 million euros from the company, whose biggest shareholder is the French state.An...

New US envoy Pompeo tackles NATO on spending, Russia

27 April 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's brand new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to NATO on Friday to hammer home one of his boss's oldest themes -- demanding that other members pay their way -- as the allies sought...

World press photo of the year award

Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo of the...

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

Luxembourg recalls ambassador to Moscow over UK spy poisoning

28 March 2018 | 0 comments

Luxembourg is recalling its ambassador to Moscow for consultations in the latest show of solidarity from EU states to Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.The...

Brexit 'challenging' for EU budget: Merkel

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Net contributor Britain's planned departure from the EU leaves the bloc's remaining 27 members with a "very challenging" budget hole to plug, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.Policymakers will...

Blow to Macron plans for pan-EU MEPs after Brexit

7 February 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected proposals backed by French President Emmanuel Macron for the introduction of some pan-EU lawmakers after Brexit.MEPs approved an overall package of reforms...

SpaceX blasts off Luxembourg government satellite

31 January 2018 | 0 comments

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off a four-ton secure military communications satellite called GovSat-1, a partnership between the government of Luxembourg and the satellite operator SES.The prime minister...



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