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05/21/2019

Austria's Sebastian Kurz to face no-confidence vote as far-right ministers quit Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in the wake of an undercover video scandal that has blown apart his coalition with ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Retired Belgian King Will Submit to Paternity Test King Albert II will give a DNA sample but will fight to keep the result secret, in a long-running case that has put some rare cracks in the royal fam...
18:36, 05/21/2019

Ukraine’s New President Dissolves Parliament and Calls a Snap Election Volodymyr Zelensky wants to consolidate power with a Parliament led by his new political party. He said his first priority is ending a prolonged sepa...
04:36, 05/21/2019

Man Who Climbed Eiffel Tower Is Taken Into Custody Images of the man scaling the landmark quickly flooded social media, and the tower was evacuated. It was not known why he embarked on the climb. The ...
04:36, 05/21/2019

Austrian Chancellor Calls for Top Minister’s Ouster, Deepening Government Chaos Austria’s chancellor called for the dismissal of his interior minister, a member of the Freedom Party, leading the far-right party’s other ministers ...
04:36, 05/21/2019

Europe will 'die from inside' if far-right populists triumph, top EU figure says Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, speaks to CNN ab...
01:36, 05/21/2019

Officials close the Eiffel Tower as a man climbs it Officers are still talking with a man who climbed up the side of the Eiffel Tower on Monday afternoon, triggering an evacuation of the famous structu...
20:24, 05/20/2019

Austrian Chancellor moves to dismiss interior minister amid corruption scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recommended that the nation's far-right interior minister be dismissed amid a corruption scandal that could de...
20:24, 05/20/2019

It takes at least 4 years to apply for divorce in Ireland. Will voters change that? In Ireland, people can only apply for a divorce after living separately from their spouse for four out of the previous five years. Those in the proce...
15:12, 05/20/2019

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially fee...
14:24, 05/20/2019

Russia energy minister sees options for OPEC deal, including production rise Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said there were different options available for OPEC and its oil-producing allies in the second half of 2019,...
20:00, 05/19/2019

Swiss Vote to Tighten Firearms Laws to Align With E.U. Rules Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to tighten the country’s gun laws in order to comply with European Union legislation that came into force following ter...
17:36, 05/19/2019

Harry and Meghan share behind-the-scenes pictures of wedding The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared behind-the-scenes images from their big day at Windsor Castle as they celebrate their first wedding annive...
16:36, 05/19/2019

Austria to hold snap elections in September, says Chancellor Kurz A snap election in Austria is a "necessity," Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Sunday, following an announcement by President Alexander Van de...
16:36, 05/19/2019

Austrian President Calls for Elections in September Alexander Van der Bellen said continuity was essential after the far-right vice chancellor resigned over a video showing him promising favors a woman...
15:48, 05/19/2019

Iceland's Eurovision entry Hatari holds up Palestinian flag during contest Iceland's hair-raising heavy metal Eurovision act Hatari raised Palestinian flags during their appearance on the show, which had been steeped in cont...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Eurovision: Madonna mixes politics with a classic hit during performance Madonna's hugely anticipated performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel drew plaudits from the crowd but raised eyebrows among the show...
05:00, 05/19/2019

Netherlands wins Eurovision as the UK drops to the bottom The Netherlands triumphed at a glitzy Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking home the crown after a typically kitsch and occasionally po...
01:48, 05/19/2019

Three things we learned from royal baby Archie's birth certificate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan kept much under wraps about the birth of their first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the morning of May...
16:48, 05/18/2019

Salvini says he wants pre-Maastricht EU rules, ahead of far-right rally Italy's hardline Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has told CNN that European Union rules are creating "full-on unemployment" and he wants to go b...
16:48, 05/18/2019

One of U.K.’s Most Prolific Extremist Cells Is Regrouping The security services have expressed alarm at the prospect of the extremist group Al Muhajiroun re-energizing with ISIS fighters returning from Iraq ...
16:36, 05/18/2019

Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, Resigns After Video Sting Is Revealed A video secretly filmed before the 2017 elections showed him promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch...
13:24, 05/18/2019

Austria's far-right Vice-Chancellor resigns over alleged corruption video Austria's Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from the far right Freedom Party (FPÖ), resigned on Saturday after a video emerged of him offering...
13:12, 05/18/2019

One of Britain’s Most Prolific Terror Cells Is Regrouping The security services have expressed alarm at the prospect of the extremist group Al Muhajiroun re-energizing with ISIS fighters returning from Iraq ...
10:00, 05/18/2019

Putin Intervenes to Halt Cathedral Project After Popular Protests Workers in Yekaterinburg had fenced off a park, setting off clashes. Amid declining poll numbers, President Vladimir V. Putin is taking a softer stan...
19:00, 05/17/2019

The Queen is hiring a social media manager For those who know how to curate the perfect Instagram feed and write a killer tweet, a career opportunity has come up in the royal communications te...
17:48, 05/17/2019

French doctor investigated in 24 poisoning cases French police investigating an anesthesiologist in connection with multiple poisonings have added 17 new cases to their probe, bringing the total und...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Belgian ex-king ordered to take paternity test or pay daily fine A Belgian court has ruled that Albert II, the former king of Belgium, will be fined €5,000 ($5,600) every day until he takes a DNA test to determine ...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Lost Your Passport? For Americans in Austria, Any McDonald’s Can Help Under a new partnership announced by the United States Embassy in Vienna, American citizens can go to any of the 194 fast-food restaurants to seek he...
22:36, 05/16/2019

Europe Fines 5 Banks $1.2 Billion for Their Roles in Foreign Exchange Cartels Traders at Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland engaged in anti-competitive behavior, t...
21:48, 05/16/2019

Theresa May Vows to Set a Date for Stepping Down as U.K. Prime Minister After months of calls for her resignation, Mrs. May agreed to decide on a timetable for the election of a new party leader, who will almost certainly...
21:48, 05/16/2019

Everything you need to know about the European elections More than 500 million citizens of the European Union will have the opportunity to take part in the world's single biggest multi-country election next...
19:48, 05/16/2019

German nurse who killed up to 100 patients faces another life sentence German prosecutors in the northwest city of Oldenburg are seeking a life sentence for Niels Hoegel, a former male nurse who is considered Germany's d...
19:48, 05/16/2019

Marine Le Pen Denies Making White Power Gesture in Selfie The French far-right leader said she was unaware the hand signal meant anything other than O.K. when she posed for a selfie with an Estonian politici...
16:48, 05/16/2019

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma: 'I worry about Europe' and its obsession with tech regulation Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says he's worried about Europe because it's tightening regulations that restrict companies' ability to inno...
15:48, 05/16/2019

Goldman Sachs cuts exposure to emerging markets on US-China trade tensions The investment management arm of Goldman Sachs scaled back its "overweight" exposure to emerging market assets Thursday, amid rising trade tensions b...
15:48, 05/16/2019

Prince Harry and Meghan forced from home by helicopter pictures Prince Harry has accepted "substantial damages" and an apology from a picture agency that used a helicopter to take photos of the home he shared with...
15:36, 05/16/2019

ETA former leader arrested after 16 years on the run The former political leader of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in France after more than 16 years on the run, officials said Thursd...
13:36, 05/16/2019

Sex vouchers for migrants? The truth behind Europe's fake stories From false stories about sex vouchers for refugees, to homophobia caused by uncontrolled immigration, some populist politicians are taking advantage ...
07:48, 05/16/2019

Theresa May’s Last Gasp: A 4th Vote on Her Brexit Plan Mrs. May has promised to step down if British lawmakers approve her proposal. Whatever the outcome of the June vote, her tenure as prime minister see...
19:12, 05/15/2019

Greek Anarchists Vandalize U.S. Ambassador’s Home An anarchist group called Rouvikonas claimed responsibility, saying it was acting in solidarity with an imprisoned hit man for a now-defunct terroris...
13:36, 05/15/2019

Theresa May wants a fourth vote on her Brexit deal Can't wait to see what happens in the UK's Brexit saga? A new vote on an exit deal proposed by Theresa May now has a date: the week of June 3—the sam...
00:00, 05/15/2019

In Sochi, red lines remain between US and Russia Pompeo had flown to Sochi today after a surprise detour to Brussels, where he had tried to persuade European leaders to stand with Washington in an e...
23:00, 05/14/2019

Danish politician: 'Yes it's me on Pornhub' Joachim B. Olsen, a center-right Liberal Alliance party MP standing in the country's upcoming general election, knows where to find voters: on a popu...
21:00, 05/14/2019

Crossbows, 5 Bodies, 2 Crime Scenes and a Mystery in Germany The weapon was used in the death of three people that may have been a joint suicide, the authorities said. But what of two other bodies found hundred...
17:24, 05/14/2019

A Friend to Israel, and to Bigots: Viktor Orban’s ‘Double Game’ on Anti-Semitism Hungary’s leader has backed Jewish institutions and causes, and befriended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel — while making use of anti-Sem...
17:24, 05/14/2019

Group ranks best and worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia are the worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights, according to a new assessment from the International Lesbian, Gay,...
15:00, 05/14/2019

Nigel Farage, Brexit’s Loudest Voice, Seizes Comeback Chance The polarizing but effective populist shifted his focus to media work after the 2016 referendum. Now he’s back with a new party and an accusation of ...
11:48, 05/14/2019

Nuclear Arms, Iran and Venezuela: Pompeo’s Likely Agenda With Putin in Russia Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. Here are the issues likely to be the focus of their tal...
10:24, 05/14/2019

The Fusion Reactor Next Door Entrepreneurs are taking up the search for a near limitless energy source and seeking investors willing to put money behind a long-shot bet against c...
00:12, 05/14/2019

British millennials still 'scarred' by 2008 financial crisis, researchers say Young people who entered Britain's labor market amid the 2008 financial crisis are still "scarred" by its impact on their employment and earning...
14:36, 05/13/2019

What does European Parliament actually do? One clue lies in your phone bill With the European parliamentary elections just weeks away, one of the biggest challenges for MEPs is communicating to voters what exactly they do. Ph...
12:48, 05/13/2019

Sweden re-opens Julian Assange rape investigation Sweden will re-open its investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country's deputy chief prosecutor anno...
12:48, 05/13/2019

Hundreds in occupied building had no power for days. A Pope Francis aide climbed down a manhole to restore it A cardinal and aide to Pope Francis for charitable missions climbed down a manhole to restore power to hundreds of people, including children, who we...
12:48, 05/13/2019

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, 67, Dies; Helped End Basque Terrorism Mr. Rubalcaba, a chemist by training, was a leader of Spain’s Socialist Party and led the effort to dismantle ETA, the violent Basque separatist grou...
07:36, 05/13/2019

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats. Digital fingerprints link pro-Russian and anti-European websites, part of an online ecosystem that is sowing discord ahead of European elections this...
11:24, 05/12/2019

Putin Shoots, Scores and Falls Face First on Hockey Ice President Vladimir V. Putin’s image of control slipped, just briefly, during a friendly game at the Bolshoi Ice Arena in the Black Sea resort of Soch...
19:24, 05/11/2019

Putin Scores, He Wins and Then Falls Face First on Hockey Ice President Vladimir V. Putin’s image of control slipped, just briefly, during a friendly game at the Bolshoi Ice Arena in the Black Sea resort of Soch...
14:36, 05/11/2019

'It's not their fault': German families plead for return of stranded ISIS children In the summer of 2014, Danisch Farooqi says he received a phone call from his ex-wife informing him that she had taken their daughter, Aaliya, to Tur...
09:36, 05/11/2019

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway’s Public Health Minister Says The new minister, from a right-wing, anti-immigration party, told an interviewer that people knew what was healthy and she would not be the “moral po...
13:48, 05/10/2019

When Notre Dame burned, it left high levels of lead around the cathedral. Police say it's not a threat Paris police have warned that the melted roof of Notre Dame Cathedral has left extremely high levels of lead on the square in front of the fire-damag...
03:00, 05/10/2019

Two Russians convicted for coup plot in Europe Two Russian intelligence agents were convicted on terrorism charges for their role in an attempted coup in Montenegro in 2016. They were among 13 oth...
03:00, 05/10/2019

Chelsea 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt: Blues win 4-3 on penalties to set-up Arsenal final Eden Hazard scores the winning penalty as Chelsea edge past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa League final against...
01:24, 05/10/2019

Pope issues new rules mandating the reporting of sexual abuse Pope Francis issued new global rules Thursday for reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, mandating for the first time that all dioceses set u...
18:12, 05/09/2019

Frugal Traveler: Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague That’s what a typical resident of the city earns. Can you get a real taste of the Czech capital for that much? Without skimping on the beer or the si...
13:00, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis Decrees New Rules for Reporting Abuse, but Not Penalties The procedures, which come into force on June 1, say church leaders must investigate abuse and cover-ups and must not interfere with secular inquirie...
13:00, 05/09/2019

These European regions haven't recovered from the crisis, and are now a populist breeding ground Certain regions of Europe have not recovered from the financial crisis and face prolonged economic stagnation, rendering them hunting grounds for pop...
09:48, 05/09/2019

Ferrari has an 'open invitation' to join electric motor racing, Formula E chief says The Italian luxury car brand is set to unleash its debut range of hybrid supercar models by the end of 2019, prompting speculation that it might deci...
09:48, 05/09/2019

Moura hat-trick as Tottenham reach Champions League final Lucas Moura scores a dramatic 96th-minute winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax and set up an all-English Champions League fi...
00:12, 05/09/2019

Amanda Knox is going back to Italy for the first time since her murder conviction was overturned Knox has announced her plans to return to the country in order to speak at a criminal justice conference, after Italy's Supreme Court overturned her ...
21:00, 05/08/2019

A New Assignment for the Sussexes: Royal Envoys to Africa? The assignment could serve two purposes: to shore up the British Commonwealth, and to keep the royals out of the goldfish bowl of London’s royal pala...
02:48, 05/08/2019

As Far Right Rises, a Battle Over Security Agencies Grows A struggle in Austria over control of sensitive institutions of the state, including its intelligence agency, threatens to redefine Europe’s postwar ...
23:00, 05/07/2019

An Airplane’s Extraordinary Story Recalls Bygone U.S.-Russian Amity Abandoned in the Arctic for seven decades, the last remaining Lend-Lease Douglas airplane in Russia is museum-bound, at a time of tensions with the U...
23:00, 05/07/2019

Mayor claims mafia TV show 'Gomorrah' causes rise in violent crime Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has claimed that episodes of violent crimes skyrocket in the Italian city whenever the popular TV series Gomorrah is ...
18:00, 05/07/2019

Viggo Mortensen blasts Spanish far-right over 'Lord of the Rings' tweet Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen has written a letter to Spain's El Pais newspaper criticizing the far-right party Vox over its use of the character h...
18:00, 05/07/2019

Pompeo Abruptly Cancels Berlin Trip Over ‘Pressing’ Issues Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her foreign minister. A spokeswoman said the meetings wou...
17:12, 05/07/2019

Luis Suarez: Barcelona striker won't celebrate against Liverpool at Anfield Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he will not celebrate if he scores against Liverpool at Anfield in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second le...
15:24, 05/07/2019

Turkish lira hits lowest point this year as new election jolts investors The Turkish lira hit a seven-month low on Tuesday after the country announced a fresh election for the city of Istanbul, deepening market uncertainty...
14:36, 05/07/2019

Germany Considers Fines for Not Vaccinating Children Against Measles As cases of the disease rise, the country’s health minister proposed barring school entry to pupils without immunization and a penalty of $2,800 for ...
13:36, 05/07/2019

‘We Will Win Again,’ Opposition Vows in Istanbul Election Do-Over A day after the authorities annulled a result that embarrassed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, several minor candidates withdrew to avoid splitting t...
13:36, 05/07/2019

Flea invasion forces shutdown of Paris police station Police in Paris were forced to close a station in the northeast region of the city after a flea invasion made work impossible, according to a police ...
14:36, 05/06/2019

Brexit? Danes Have Seen This Show, and It Doesn’t End Well Britain’s faltering efforts to leave the European Union are being compared to a crushing Danish military defeat in which the country found that it wa...
10:00, 05/06/2019

Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far. Bids to block harmful and violent content online in Europe are drawing criticism for limiting free expression and undercutting the ideals of an open ...
10:00, 05/06/2019

Forty-one people killed in Russian passenger plane fire Forty-one people were killed after a Russian passenger plane made a fiery crash-landing Sunday at a Moscow airport, Elena Markovskaya, a member of th...
04:36, 05/06/2019

Belfast City Marathon course was too long, organizers say At 26.2 miles long, running a marathon is no small feat, with those crossing the finish line looking forward to celebrating with anything other than ...
23:36, 05/05/2019

Video Shows Russian Plane on Fire An Aeroflot aircraft landed at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport partly engulfed in flames on Sunday. The crash landing killed 13 people, Tass, a Russian n...
21:24, 05/05/2019

US man arrested over murder of shopkeeper in Italy Italian police have arrested an American citizen on suspicion of brutally murdering a shopkeeper in the city of Viterbo, near Rome, authorities told ...
14:48, 05/05/2019

U.K. Police Decline to Investigate Leak That Led to Minister’s Firing According to the police, a leak from Britain’s National Security Council that led to the dismissal of the defense secretary did not amount to a crime...
18:00, 05/04/2019

'Russian spy' whale shines spotlight on military-grade animals For centuries, human beings have made use of animals' highly evolved capabilities, from the strength of horses to the hunting ability of birds of pre...
08:24, 05/04/2019

Estonian interior minister calls first female president 'emotional' Estonia's first female president Kersti Kaljulaid has been criticized by the country's new interior minister for being an "emotionally upset" woman, ...
17:00, 05/03/2019

Brexit Backlash in U.K. Local Elections as Main Parties Lose Seats The Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party lost seats, early results showed. Experts said that voters were fed up with the malaise over Britai...
13:00, 05/03/2019

Vows: Scenes from a Chechen Wedding The bride had a ceremony. The groom had a ceremony. But, as tradition holds, they were not together during the wedding, and neither celebrated with t...
13:00, 05/03/2019

Germany Shuts Down a Dark Web Marketplace German officials working with U.S. investigators arrested three people accused of operating a large online platform for selling drugs and other illeg...
13:00, 05/03/2019

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea: Pedro grabs away goal in Europa League semi-final Pedro scores an away goal as Chelsea recover from an early setback to draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League semi-fina...
11:36, 05/03/2019

Barcelona's Xavi to retire at end of season Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi, who now plays for Qatari club Al Sadd SC, will retire at the end of the season and start a coaching caree...
11:36, 05/03/2019

World Press Freedom Day: Jailed for a painting Zehra Doğan, a Kurdish journalist and artist, was sentenced to nearly three years in jail for a painting but was determined to continue sharing stori...
05:12, 05/03/2019

Domestic Workers Are Killed in Cyprus, and Authorities Face a Reckoning At least seven women and girls are believed to be victims of a Cyprus serial killer. The case raised questions about the treatment of domestic worker...
00:24, 05/03/2019

An anti-LGBT politician got photobombed by two young women kissing Social activists Gaia Parisi and Matilde Rizzo are just friends -- but when Italy's ultra-conservative Interior Minister Matteo Salvini visited their...
19:36, 05/02/2019

A Holocaust diary is reborn on Instagram The diary of Eva Heyman begins innocently enough. It is her thirteenth birthday, and she writes about her dreams of becoming a journalist and marryin...
19:36, 05/02/2019

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Lionel Messi double stuns Reds in Champions League semi-final Liverpool will have to produce one of their best displays of the season at Anfield after Lionel Messi scores twice in Barcelona's Champions League se...
23:24, 05/01/2019

Europe's savior or disruptor? Macron wanted an EU revolution — but little has changed Macron, the youngest ever French president, defeated his country's nationalist forces and made big promises to reform the 28-member bloc. Howeve...
09:12, 05/01/2019

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund aims to tap debt markets twice this year Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning to tap the debt market twice this year, after an overwhelmingly positive response from internat...
07:36, 05/01/2019

French courts have handed down 447 fines in the past 8 months under a new law punishing harassment of women French courts have in the last eight months handed 447 fines to violators of a new law that seeks to combat harassment of women, the country's equali...
23:48, 04/30/2019

Celebrities criticize proposed boycott of Eurovision over Israeli-Palestinian conflict More than 100 members of the entertainment industry including media personality Sharon Osbourne, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and music manager Scooter...
23:48, 04/30/2019

Things ‘Stopped Changing’: Why Conflict Still Flares in Northern Ireland The killing of a young journalist has brought renewed focus on the region’s paramilitary groups. But economic stagnation is as much a driver of viole...
18:48, 04/30/2019

A killer confessed to the murders of 5 women and 2 young girls. Police just discovered the 4th body Police in Cyprus are continuing operations to retrieve the remains of more victims in what appears to be the Mediterranean island's first ever serial...
17:36, 04/30/2019

Erdogan loses control of Turkish capital in local elections setback Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a major political setback after his party lost control of the capital, Ankara, in a keenly fought l...
17:36, 04/30/2019

Bank of England deputy governor warns against curbing financial regulations post-Brexit Light touch financial regulation after the U.K. leaves the European Union will not help the British financial sector, according to a deputy governor ...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Ukraine's next president is already getting tough with Vladimir Putin Ukrainian President-elect, Volodymyr Zelensky, might be a political novice, but he's also willing to stand up to the most experienced geopolitical pl...
11:12, 04/30/2019

Dusan Tadic & Daley Blind: Premier League 'rejects' chase Ajax Champions League glory They were outgoing Premier League summer transfers that barely raised an eyebrow - but now Dusan Tadic and Daley Blind are chasing Champions League g...
09:36, 04/30/2019

Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us Studying the historical data stored in centuries-old trees is a burgeoning field, with labs around the world learning more about historical patterns ...
09:12, 04/30/2019

Harness-wearing whale was 'trained by Russian military' Fishermen off Norway's northern coast were astonished last week when they spotted a beluga whale wearing a harness, complete with mounts for a camera...
17:00, 04/29/2019

Syrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It On farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts for Nestlé, Godiva and Nutella, Syrians say they can’t earn a living wage — or much respect...
09:39, 04/29/2019

Poll suggests Spain faces minority government after today's election The center-left Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) leads in Sunday's general election but is short of an overall majority, according to an early...
21:24, 04/28/2019

London Marathon 2019: Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei Dominate Kipchoge, of Kenya, won the men’s race on Sunday for a record fourth time, with Mo Farah of Britain in fifth. Kosgei, also of Kenya, topped the women...
17:48, 04/28/2019

Political newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky celebrates victory in Ukraine's presidential elections Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed ...
14:48, 04/28/2019

What Zelensky's win will mean for relations with Russia Ukrainians overwhelmingly threw their support behind a political newcomer, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, to become the country's next Presid...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Austrian politician resigns after publishing 'deeply racist' poem comparing migrants to rats Christian Schilcher, a member of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ) that forms half of Austria's ruling alliance, had published the poem in the...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Putin and Kim Jong Un will meet in Russia on Thursday, says state news Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for the first time in Russia on Thursday, according to state news agen...
14:48, 04/28/2019

In the Mediterranean, US aircraft carrier operations serve as floating American diplomacy For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz class aircraft carriers, the John C. Stennis and the Abraham Lincoln, showin...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Macron pledges tax cuts in effort to assuage Yellow Vests French President Emmanuel Macron has revealed long-awaited plans to alleviate nearly half a year of street protests that have sucked the oxygen out o...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Police reassure public following explosion at Tata steelworks in Wales Emergency services have reassured residents that an explosion at the Indian-owned Tata steel mill, in the Welsh city of Port Talbot, was under contro...
14:48, 04/28/2019

British girl sends €3 to Notre Dame appeal It's not just the rich and powerful who are donating money to the reconstruction of Notre Dame after fire ravaged the Paris cathedral earlier this mo...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Putin seems to pop up wherever there is a political vacuum in the world Russian President Vladimir Putin capped a week of high-profile diplomacy on Friday, when he appeared at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing -- and rec...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Spain's far-right is back -- with a difference Vox, the new and fast-growing far-right party in Spain, shot to prominence after helping to form a coalition government in Andalucia after regional e...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Spanish elections show where the UK may be headed Voters in Spain are voting in a general election on Sunday, and the country appears at a crossroads. As in several other European countries, a far-ri...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Trieste half-marathon organizers spark outrage after banning African runners Organizers of an Italian half-marathon have backed down after their decision to ban African athletes from participating sparked outrage and led to al...
14:48, 04/28/2019

A380 'Flying turtle' ready for takeoff The Airbus A380 might be on the out, but Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has just taken delivery of the first of three snazzy new editions ...
14:48, 04/28/2019

The secret drink recipe used to cure royals Produced by Budapest based beverage company Zwack, Unicum is a herbal liqueur made from a secret recipe that's a regular fixture in bars across the c...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Putin offers Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in separatist-held areas Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked anger in Kiev by offering Russian citizenship to residents of areas in eastern Ukraine which are held by...
14:48, 04/28/2019

Credit Suisse posts profit beat following three-year restructuring plan Credit Suisse produced another rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2019, its first period following the completion of its three-year restruct...
14:39, 04/28/2019

UK will reportedly allow Huawei to build out parts of its 5G networks The U.K. government will reportedly allow Huawei to provide "non-core" technology for 5G wireless networks, defying U.S. demands for a blanket ban on...
14:39, 04/28/2019

UBS posts 27% fall in net profit after a 'very challenging quarter' UBS reported a 27% fall in net profit for its first quarter, compared to the same period the year before, with the Swiss bank citing challenging mark...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Barclays first-quarter profit tumbles 10% amid tough market conditions Barclays first-quarter profit fell 10% over the first three months of the year, amid challenging market conditions and lingering concerns over Brexit...
14:39, 04/28/2019

RBS bosses braced for shareholder rebellion over pay report Royal Bank of Scotland executives are likely to face a grilling from shareholders at its annual general meeting (AGM) Thursday over pension payments ...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Deutsche Bank posts 67% profit rise after merger talks collapse Deutsche Bank reported stronger-than-anticipated first-quarter net profit on Friday, less than 24 hours after abandoning merger talks with Commerzban...
14:39, 04/28/2019

RBS shares slide as it warns Brexit uncertainty will likely hurt profits The Royal Bank of Scotland reported a net profit of £707 million ($912.2 million) for its first quarter on Friday, down 11% from £792 million over th...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Russian central bank holds key rate, signals future cuts Russia's central bank held its key interest rate at 7.75 percent on Friday in line with market expectations, but said it could consider cutting ...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Russia's thirst for gold is just a diversification play, central bank governor says Russia's surge in gold buying over the past year is simply down to a wish to diversify its portfolio of reserves, the central bank governor told...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to British people in poverty: UN independent expert Brexit – the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the Government takes action to...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN urges Russia and Ukraine to step away from further confrontation at sea An “immediate de-escalation” of tensions is needed in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, the United Nations top political official has said, underlin...
14:38, 04/28/2019

‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cutting emissions, one bog at a time Farmers and entrepreneurs in rural eastern Europe are helping to tackle climate change while boosting their livelihoods as a result of regenerating a...
14:38, 04/28/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Persons with disabilities bike towards sustainability People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated rela...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN welcomes progress in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia naming dispute The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the naming dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, h...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting t...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new s...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host c...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Enduring freezing winter in a war zone In Ukraine, extreme winter cold is making life harder for thousands of people whose lives have already been torn apart by conflict. Hoping to find sa...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN chief 'commends' leadership of Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as name dispute draws to final close The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Greek Parliament over its ratification of a name change for the former Yugosl...
14:38, 04/28/2019

‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN refugee agency, U...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict, with peace prospects losing ‘momentum’ “Civilians continue to pay the highest price” arising from Ukraine’s on-going conflict with separatist rebels in the east, the UN Deputy Emergency Re...
14:38, 04/28/2019

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involvin...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that sho...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently st...
14:38, 04/28/2019

‘I don’t like to give up': veteran UN envoy reveals how two decades of quiet diplomacy gave birth to North Macedonia Last June, a historic agreement settled a 27-year-long name dispute between two countries, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. One ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Joint UN, OSCE engagement can address crisis in Ukraine, other ‘dark spots of conflict’ in Europe What is happening in and around Ukraine is “unacceptable, the Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadžić, former leader of the Republika Srpk...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule  The Italian Government violated a woman’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previo...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Peacekeeping: A 'great opportunity' to develop professionally and personally A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said t...
14:38, 04/28/2019

UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame, following devastating blaze Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have “gone” after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cu...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Outrage Grows as Russia Grants Passports in Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions The United States, Germany and France joined Ukraine in condemning the Kremlin’s move to fast-track Russian citizenship for some residents of separat...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Notre-Dame Fire Investigators Focus on Short-Circuit and Cigarettes The police searched the cathedral’s vast interior and say they are considering electric bells in and near the spire as a possible cause. Worker negli...
14:32, 04/28/2019

6 Employees of Turkish Newspaper Return to Jail in Terrorism Case Journalists and other employees of Cumhuriyet were convicted of aiding terrorism last year in a case seen as having grave implications for press free...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Erdogan’s Party Is Deeply Divided by Push to Redo Istanbul Election Supporters and opponents alike warn that an annulment and new election has steep risks that could only compound the political fallout for the preside...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Macron, Chastened by Yellow Vest Protests, Says ‘I Can Do Better’ President Emmanuel Macron, at the first news conference of his presidency, showed the wear of the economic and social protests that have torn France....
14:32, 04/28/2019

Spanish Election May Pivot on an Aging and Depleted Heartland Even as Spain’s interior provinces empty out, they punch above their weight politically and could determine the outcome of Sunday’s national election...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Britain’s Big Squeeze: Austerity-Battered U.K. ‘Retreating Behind a Nuclear Shield’ As Britain spends heavily on big-ticket items like nuclear-armed submarines, its military is no longer deemed capable of defending the homeland by it...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Serial-Killing Case Shocks Cyprus as Police Come In for Criticism The police were searching for more victims after a military officer confessed to seven killings, apparently targeting female immigrants and their chi...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Spain Election: Divided Nation Holds 3rd National Vote Since 2015 The issue of Catalan independence, and the rise of the far-right Vox party, are important elements in the vote on Sunday. The only certainty seems to...
14:32, 04/28/2019