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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?

EU citizens face uncertain future in Brexit Britain

30 March 2017 | 0 comments

With the two-year clock ticking on Britain's departure from the European Union, Spanish nurse Joan Pons and millions of other EU citizens living in the UK are facing an uncertain future.

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...

Development plan raises fears for Moscow Le Corbusier gem

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

A striking combination of glass, curves and straight lines --

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.

Russia conflicted on how to mark 100 years since revolutions

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

It was the year that ended centuries of royal rule, brought two revolutions, ushered in Soviet domination and changed the course of Russian history irrevocably.

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...

Russia's hidden sex workers risk violence and disease

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

Vladimir Putin recently quipped that Russian prostitutes are "the best in the world" as he dismissed unsubstantiated rumours that Moscow had incriminating evidence on Donald Trump.

In Russia, Women's Day piles on the pressure for men

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

In offices across Russia, the countdown to International Women's Day is a whirl of last-minute meetings and dashes for gifts as men race to prepare festivities for their female colleagues.



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