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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,

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...

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...

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...

Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

Working outside an office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the UN said Wednesday. A new report...

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

13 February 2017 | 0 comments

Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.Judges...

America first, Europe second: Spoof videos vie for Trump's attention

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe clamouring 'to be second' instead after Trump's vow to make America first.

Europe needs to do better to boost its economy

2 February 2017 | 0 comments

Removing threats and creating security must be a priority in 2017, says the European Economic and Social Committee, as well as putting people's welfare at the core of policies.

Which are the world's least and most corrupted countries?

31 January 2017 | 0 comments

Graft watchdog Transparency International recently published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, listing the best and worst countries for corruption.

Travellers so far blocked by Trump travel clampdown

29 January 2017 | 0 comments

Fresh protests are expected at US airports Sunday, following President Donald Trump's order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from seven mostly Muslim countries.The visa-restricted...

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

27 January 2017 | 0 comments

They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

Europe, NATO hit back at Trump

16 January 2017 | 1 comment

EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO "obsolete" and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain.In...

Trump unleashes on NATO, Merkel, Russia and Brexit

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

NATO is 'obsolete', Germany's Angela Merkel made a 'catastrophic mistake' on refugees and Brexit will be 'great': Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides to European media.



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