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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 controversy over its host country of Israel....
05:13, 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's viewers, as the pop legend mixed new material with a hugely popular classic and a noticeable polit...
05:13, 05/19/2019

Netherlands wins Eurovision as the UK drops to the bottom The Netherlands triumphed at a controversial Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking home the title in a kitsch competition that found itself dancing around an uncomfortably political spotlight....
05:13, 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 7....
20:13, 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 back to pre-Maastricht Treaty rules....
20:13, 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 and Syria....
16:26, 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 and plotting to do away with press freedom....
15:13, 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, resigned on Saturday after a video emerged of him offering state contracts to a fake Russian investor....
14:39, 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 and Syria....
10:00, 05/18/2019

German Parliament Deems B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic The campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods recalled “the most terrible chapter in German history” and revived memories of the motto “Don’t buy from Jews.”...
02:39, 05/18/2019

Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest A Russian broadcaster canceled the result of “The Voice Kids” after an investigation revealed that fan voting had been subject to “massive” manipulation....
18:52, 05/17/2019

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 stance on civil activity, experts said....
18:52, 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 under investigation to 24....
16:39, 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 whether he fathered a child during an alleged affair....
16:39, 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 team....
13:13, 05/17/2019

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 deadliest postwar serial killer after allegedly killing as many as 100 patients....
21:26, 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 become prime minister....
21:13, 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 week....
18:26, 05/16/2019

Matteo Salvini’s Permanent Campaign Turns to European Parliament Since taking office, the hard-line Italian populist has hardly been in the office. With European Parliament elections approaching, he has gone into overdrive....
16:26, 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 politician....
16:26, 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 Thursday....
15:39, 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 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan were forced to leave their home after the photos were pu...
15:39, 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 of misconceptions about the EU to stir anti-migrant sentiment ahead of the European Parliament electi...
11:39, 05/16/2019

German auto sector could drop as much as 12% if Trump announces tariffs, analyst says Germany's automotive sector could fall as much as 12% over "three bad trading days," if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on European car manufacturers, one analyst told CNBC....
11:13, 05/15/2019

Barclays analysts call for UBS strategy overhaul, suggest break up of Swiss bank Barclays analysts have questioned the ability of UBS to achieve satisfactory returns, suggesting market expectations of the Swiss investment bank are too high....
11:13, 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 same week that Donald Trump begins his controversial state visit to the country....
01:00, 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 escalating confrontation with Iran. It was his second Iran-related change of plans in a week. After th...
22:39, 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 popular porn site....
21:26, 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, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association....
16:39, 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-Semitic tropes....
16:26, 05/14/2019

Who Is Viktor Orban? The Far-Right Leader Who Sat Down With Trump Viktor Orban was last in the White House more than 20 years ago. Now Orban, the far-right prime minister of Hungary, has sat down with President Trump....
02:00, 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 climate change....
00:52, 05/14/2019

They Resisted Hitler. They Were Executed. At Last, They Lay at Rest. After the prisoners were killed, their bodies were given to a researcher. More than 75 years later, hundreds of slides bearing microscopic remains were buried....
00:52, 05/14/2019

Ireland Bars American Pastor Accused of Hate Speech In its first use of a 1999 law, the Irish government denied entry to Steven L. Anderson, an Arizona preacher accused of making anti-Semitic and homophobic statements....
19:39, 05/13/2019

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 earnings potential, researchers found....
19:26, 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. Phone roaming charges are a good place to start....
18:13, 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 were living without electricity and hot water for days in a Rome building, according to local reports....
11:52, 05/13/2019

Sweden reopens Julian Assange rape investigation Sweden will reopen the investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country's deputy chief prosecutor announced on Monday....
11:52, 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 group....
02:00, 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 month....
10:52, 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 Sochi....
19:13, 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 Turkey. In a panic, he tried to get her back to Germany, he says, but within days his daughter was in Sy...
06:39, 05/11/2019

Glass, Golden Flames or a Beam of Light: What Should Replace Notre-Dame’s Spire? Plans for the restoration of the Paris cathedral have begun appearing online even before an official contest opens. Some have been received more kindly than others....
16:13, 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 Arsenal....
06:00, 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-damaged building and the roads around it, but said there was no danger of toxic inhalation....
00:26, 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 other people from Montenegro and Serbia sentenced on Thursday at the High Court in Montenegro's capital ...
00:26, 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 up systems for reporting abuse and cover-ups....
12:52, 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 decide to showcase its electric technology on the race track....
09:52, 05/09/2019

These European regions haven't recovered from the financial 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 populists....
08:52, 05/09/2019

Moura hat-trick as Tottenham reach Champions League final Lucas Moura scores a dramatic winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax and set up an all-English Champions League final against Liverpool....
01:00, 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 conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2015....
19:26, 05/08/2019

German banking regulator warns mergers are not 'miracle weapons' German banks should not look at mergers as a miracle that will fix their problems, the president of the German banking regulator told CNBC Wednesday....
16:00, 05/08/2019

It's not just Warren Buffett who's bullish on post-Brexit Britain A majority of wealthy U.K.-based investors see an economic upside for the U.K. despite uncertainty surrounding its withdrawal from the EU, according to a new quarterly survey by UBS....
16:00, 05/08/2019

Italy hits back after EU raises concerns over Rome's growing deficit The spat between Italy and the European Commission has resurfaced after the Italian government slammed the Brussels-based institution's economic forecasts as "ungenerous" and "bogus."...
11:26, 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 palaces....
01:26, 05/08/2019

Visit by Pope Francis Helps Put North Macedonia on the Map A first papal visit was a fresh sign of international recognition for the country, which recently settled a long and bitter naming dispute with Greece....
00:00, 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 democracies....
00:00, 05/08/2019

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 United States....
00:00, 05/08/2019

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 he played in "Lord of the Rings."...
18:52, 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 would be rescheduled....
15:13, 05/07/2019

EU slashes growth forecasts for Germany — again The EU has cut growth forecasts for Germany for the second time this year, as trade tensions and a Chinese slowdown weigh on the traditional economic powerhouse of the region....
15:13, 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....
15:13, 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 shown....
14:39, 05/07/2019

Turkey Orders New Election for Istanbul Mayor, in Setback for Opposition The electoral authorities’ decision annuls a devastating defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party, and raises the prospect of social unrest....
21:13, 05/06/2019

The Secret Art Collection of a Reclusive Italian Tycoon Is Unveiled Francesco Federico Cerruti built an imposing villa outside Turin, filling it with an assortment of stellar works. The building is now open to the public....
21:13, 05/06/2019

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 union....
17:00, 05/06/2019

Wreck of Migrant Ship That Killed Hundreds Will Be Displayed at Venice Biennale The Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel has turned the remains of the vessel in which at least 800 died off the coast of Libya into an art installation....
13:26, 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 was less powerful and had fewer allies than it thought....
10:00, 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 some extra time pounding the pavement....
03:26, 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 the country's Investigative Committee, said....
03:26, 05/06/2019

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 news agency, reported....
20:52, 05/05/2019

Nurse’s London Marathon Record Is Rejected Because She Didn’t Wear a Dress Wearing her scrubs, Jessica Anderson crossed the finish line in 3 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds. Guinness World Records said it didn’t qualify as a nurse’s uniform....
18:39, 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 CNN Sunday....
18:26, 05/05/2019

Pope Champions Refugees in Visit to Bulgaria, a Country Hostile to Them Francis began his first visit to Bulgaria and North Macedonia on Sunday by pushing to mend the 1,000-year schism between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches....
16:26, 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....
18:52, 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 prey. Now, a discovery in Norway has turned the focus to the training of animals for military purposes....
08:52, 05/04/2019

David Winters, Energetic Dancer Turned Choreographer, Dies at 80 Inspired by Jerome Robbins, who cast him in the stage and film versions of “West Side Story,” he went on to create dances for Ann-Margret and others....
02:52, 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, after she walked out of the swearing-in ceremony of a Cabinet minister facing allegations of domestic...
20:26, 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 illegal goods....
14:13, 05/03/2019

What Is a Leak? U.K. Defense Secretary’s Firing in Huawei Case Is in a Murky Zone The government says Gavin Williamson committed a grievous security breach. He says he did no such thing. The way the British news media work, both are possible....
12:13, 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 Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U....
12:13, 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 career....
09:00, 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-final....
09:00, 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 stories....
05:26, 05/03/2019

Doreen Spooner, Trailblazer on Fleet Street, Dies at 91 Recognized as the first woman to become a full-time photographer on a British national newspaper, she earned her male colleagues’ respect “just by getting on with my job.”...
02:13, 05/03/2019

On a Coastline With 1,200 Dead Dolphins, Fishermen and Conservationists Clash More common dolphins have washed up dead on France’s Atlantic Coast since January than in all of 2017 or 2018. Scientists blame fishing. Fishermen are pushing back....
19:39, 05/02/2019

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 hometown, the 19-year-olds couldn't resist the chance to photobomb him with a same-sex kiss....
19:00, 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 marrying an Englishman....
19:00, 05/02/2019

Dutch bank ING posts profit dip and misses expectations ING, the largest Dutch financial group, reported a slight drop in first-quarter underlying net profit of 1.12 billion euros ($1.26 billion), narrowly missing analyst expectations of 1.15 billion euros in a Reuters poll....
09:13, 05/02/2019

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Lionel Messi double stuns Reds in Champions League semi-final Lionel Messi's second-half double, including a stunning free-kick, earns Barcelona a handsome advantage against Liverpool in their Champions League semi-final....
01:39, 05/02/2019

Estonian Ministers’ Gesture Raises Fears of Support for White Supremacy Mart and Martin Helme, a father and son who were elected to Parliament for a far-right party, used a hand signal that many interpreted as a white power symbol....
20:13, 05/01/2019

Punched, Throttled and Driven Off the Road. Anger Rises in U.K. Vote. Brexit has poisoned politics in Britain all the way down to the local level, where candidates in this week’s council elections have been physically attacked....
20:13, 05/01/2019

Theresa May Fires Gavin Williamson, Defense Secretary, Over Huawei Leak In a letter released Wednesday, Britain’s prime minister accused Mr. Williamson of leaking sensitive information about National Security Council talks on the Chinese telecommunications giant....
20:13, 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. However, two years into his presidency he seems to be struggling to get the Europe he envisioned....
09:13, 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 international investors....
07:26, 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 equality minister Marlène Schiappa has confirmed....
22:39, 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 Braun are speaking out against a proposed boycott of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Israel....
22:39, 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 violence as politics....
19:39, 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 local elections battle....
17:13, 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 killing case....
15:26, 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 at the Bank of England....
11:26, 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 player on the block: Russian President Vladimir Putin....
11:00, 04/30/2019

Macron's efforts to appease Yellow Vest protesters could fuel another rift in Europe President Emmanuel Macron's promise of new tax cuts in France could create further tension between Italy's anti-establishment government and the European Union, analysts told CNBC....
10:26, 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 glory with Ajax....
09:13, 04/30/2019

U.K. Police Have a Message for Crime Victims: Hand Over Your Private Data Privacy and victim advocates criticized the policy, which asks victims and witnesses to consent to searching their electronic devices, or their cases may be dropped....
22:52, 04/29/2019

Push for Deal Between Kosovo and Serbia Puts National Divisions on Display The two countries’ presidents have been willing to discuss territorial swaps. But anger among voters is an opportunity for rival politicians, like Kosovo’s prime minister....
22:00, 04/29/2019

Spain’s Election Gives a Lift to the Left and a Warning to the Far Right The vote was likely to hearten supporters of socialism. If not the beginnings of a backlash against the populists, it seemed at least to be a fortifying of defenses....
20:00, 04/29/2019

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....
15:00, 04/29/2019

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 shield the most vulnerable, warned Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and h...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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, underlining the importance of “earnest attempts” to find a peaceful resolution to years of simmering conflict...
02:39, 04/29/2019

‘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 increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warne...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 ancient wetland peat bogs....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 protect unique local landscapes....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 relations between Belgrade and Pristina,” which, he said, have been strained for some time....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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, has welcomed the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia parliament’s decision to ratify an agreement on...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on ...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 safer places to live, families in the region have had to endure a battle for survival, in buildings wit...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Friday, and commended the leaders of both countries for signalling the en...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health O...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, a conflict which is still claiming lives....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 should be supported by regional and international Member States, António Guterres has announced....
02:39, 04/29/2019

‘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 man, Matthew Nimetz,  patiently led the negotiations on behalf of the United Nations for over two dec...
02:39, 04/29/2019

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) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday....
02:39, 04/29/2019

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 Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of the Bosnian-Serb Army, to life imprisonment....
02:39, 04/29/2019

Spain is heading for a minority government with half the votes counted in today's election The center-left Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) leads in Sunday's general election in Spain but is short of an overall majority with 50% of the votes counted....
23:39, 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 he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko....
19:00, 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 President. After popping the champagne, he faces some serious tasks....
19:00, 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 Easter edition of his party's regional newspaper....
19:00, 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 agencies in the country....
19:00, 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, showing Moscow that the United States will not in any way back down in this important geopolitical area. CN...
19:00, 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 of his presidency and cast his political future into doubt....
19:00, 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 control and did not present a risk to the public....
19:00, 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 month....
19:00, 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 received an especially warm welcome from Chinese President Xi Jinping....
19:00, 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 elections in December 2018....
19:00, 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-right party is gaining in popularity and traditional politics is fragmenting, while Spain has specific ...
19:00, 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 allegations of racism....
19:00, 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 of the superjumbo aircraft....
19:00, 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 city....
19:00, 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 Russian-backed separatists....
19:00, 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 negligence is also being examined....
18:26, 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 freedom....
18:26, 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 president....
18:26, 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....
18:26, 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....
18:26, 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 itself....
18:26, 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 children....
18:26, 04/28/2019

-: 400-Year-Old Bible Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Is Recovered in the Netherlands A purloined 1615 Geneva Bible was traced last year to a Dutch museum. The authorities say it had been taken as part of a long-running theft scheme by an archivist and a rare book dealer....
18:26, 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 be more party fragmentation....
18:26, 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’s field....
18:26, 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 restructuring plan....
18:13, 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 the Chinese tech giant....
18:13, 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 market conditions....
18:13, 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....
18:13, 04/28/2019

UK regulator blocks Sainsbury's merger with Walmart-owned Asda Britain's competition regulator has blocked Sainsbury's proposed 7.3 billion pound ($9.4 billion) takeover of Walmart owned Asda — a huge blow to the supermarket groups who wanted to combine to overtake market leader Tesco....
18:13, 04/28/2019

EU official: China's Belt and Road needs to be more transparent for our companies to buy in Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature investment program isn't open enough for most companies to invest, according to a top European politician....
18:13, 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 for top bosses, including its outgoing CEO Ross McEwan....
18:13, 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 Commerzbank....
18:13, 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 the same period last year....
18:13, 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 rates as early as June....
18:13, 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 CNBC Friday....
18:13, 04/28/2019