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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."Cybercriminals go where...

Queen to receive Spanish king in June, then Trump

10 March 2017 | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II will host Spanish King Felipe VI on his state visit to Britain in June, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, meaning US President Donald Trump's trip will have to be later in the year.Felipe...

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.

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that states can deny short-term humanitarian visas to people trying to enter to claim asylum, in a case of a Syrian family trying to come to Belgium.The decision by the...

EU's big four behind 'multi-speed' Europe idea

6 March 2017 | 0 comments

The heads of continental Europe's biggest economies, in a joint view of the European Union's future at a troubled time, on Monday endorsed the idea of a "multi-speed" EU in which some members could deepen...

Brexit sows seeds of doubt for British farmers

2 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dependent on foreign workers and subsidies from Brussels.

WTO faces first attack from US under Trump

2 March 2017 | 0 comments

The World Trade Organization on Thursday became the target of a first concrete attack launched by US President Donald Trump's administration when Washington declared it was not bound by the body's rulings....

Netflix vaunts Euro productions' worldwide fanbase

1 March 2017 | 0 comments

Made-in-Europe productions from streaming video platform Netflix are a hit in the rest of the world, the US firm's chief executive said Wednesday in Berlin, promising more series and movies from the Old...

EU profits as Trump turns away from trade: Commissioner

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday.After Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific...

Amazon says to create 5,000 jobs in UK

20 February 2017 | 0 comments

US tech and retail giant Amazon on Monday said it would create 5,000 British jobs this year, in a show of confidence in the UK economy ahead of Brexit."Amazon UK today announced plans to create more than...

Test can detect HIV within a week of infection

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's top research institution said Thursday it has patented an HIV test that can detect the AIDS-causing virus within a week of infection, the fastest yet.A "biosensor" developed by scientists of the...

British expats join forces to fight for Brexit rights

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

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



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