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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.

African migrants seeking Europe sold as 'slaves' for $200

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims.Having paid human...

Don't wait to apply for EU licence, ECB tells Brexit banks

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Banks hoping to move operations from London to other EU states to avoid post-Brexit hurdles should move fast to apply for a licence, the European Central Bank said Tuesday.Licence applications are dealt...

ECB says 2016 was best year since crisis

10 April 2017 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank judged Monday that it had a successful 2016, arguing in its annual report that it had warded off deflation and nurtured economic recovery in the eurozone."Though the year began...

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?

16 states to create EU prosecutor's office

3 April 2017 | 0 comments

Sixteen European Union countries including powerful Germany and France have launched plans to create an EU public prosecutor's office to combat fraud, the bloc announced on Monday.Settling for a smaller...

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.

Fragile but resilient EU marks low-key anniversary

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Six decades after the signing of its founding treaty, the European Union appears more fragile than ever. But a Swiss who studies European integration puts things in perspective.Few people were excited...

People are living longer. Will it mean more work?

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss Parliament has just increased the retirement age for women to 65 years, up from 64. This may be just a first step, since parliament has for several years mentioned the possibility of raising retirement...

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.

European relief as Dutch snub 'siren song' of far-right

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

European leaders breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as the pragmatic Dutch plumped for the status-quo, voting Liberal Prime Minister Mark Rutte back into power even though the far-right shot up into second...

Immigration and EU: buzzwords in three key elections

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch legislative elections on Wednesday will set the stage for votes in France and Germany that also take place against a background of eurosceptic or anti-immigrant sentiments boosted by Brexit.- The...

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

Zoo rhino killing hints at new European avenue for poachers

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

This week's brutal killing of a rhino in its enclosure at a French zoo points to a new European frontier for greedy poachers that must be closed as a matter of urgency, environmentalists and officials...

Switzerland rated world's best country in US poll

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to an American poll, followed by Canada, UK and Germany.



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