EU 'to move all remaining refugees from Greece by end 2017'

2016-09-28 18:43

The EU says it hopes to move the remaining 30 000 eligible refugees out of Greece by the end of 2017, but appears set to fall far short of its plan to share 160 000 migrants around the bloc.

EU training mission for Libyan coastguard faces delay - sources

2016-09-25 22:00

The EU may have to delay the launch of a mission to train Libyan coastguard officers to stop migrant smugglers because of concerns over vetting, diplomats say.

UK plans to trigger Brexit process in early 2017 – Johnson

2016-09-23 13:18

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

2016-09-21 16:39

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

BoE sees chance of another cut this year

2016-09-15 14:00

Bank of England policy makers have indicated there’s still a chance of another rate cut this year as they assess the potential longer-term fallout from the Brexit vote.

Luxury home owners drop London asking prices

2016-09-14 16:45

Sellers of luxury homes in London are lowering asking prices following the Brexit vote as political uncertainty and high taxes discourage buyers.

ECB instructs banks in how to shed mountain of loans

2016-09-12 15:12

The European Central Bank has ramped up efforts to tackle the mountain of soured loans that weighs on many eurozone banks.

VW rejects EU push to do more than fix tainted cars

2016-09-09 16:31

Volkswagen has rejected an effort by European Justice and Consumer Affairs Commissioner to gain compensation for the roughly 8.5 million owners of rigged diesel cars.

UK Brexit goals ‘completely unrealistic: Czech envoy

2016-09-08 14:15

The UK’s current proposals for a post- Brexit agreement with the European Union are “completely unrealistic,” says a top Czech negotiator.

Gabon leader Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

2016-09-07 08:48

Gabon's embattled President Ali Bongo on Wednesday accused the EU observers that criticised his country's election of overlooking irregularities in his rival Jean Ping's camp.


EU says Gabon court failed to address poll 'anomalies'

2016-09-26 08:33

EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote

2016-09-25 17:50

A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

2016-09-22 17:45

Dozens of migrants are feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

EU leaders discuss 'critical situation' after Brexit

2016-09-16 15:57

EU leaders have begun tough talks without Britain in Bratislava to chart a path out of the "critical situation" post-Brexit amid deep divisions over migration, security and globalisation.

Paul Whelan: Cameron’s Brexit – Where he got it wrong

2016-09-14 17:30

David Cameron should have resigned instead of agreeing to a Brexit referendum, not after this turned out to be a wholly avoidable diversion and failure, argues an analyst.

UK labour market shows resilience to Brexit vote

2016-09-14 12:15

UK unemployment rate has stayed at an 11-year low in the three months through July as the economy added jobs, according to the Office for National Statistics.

UK mustn’t get competitive edge after Brexit: Danish PM

2016-09-12 12:45

Denmark’s prime minister has urged his European Union colleagues to ensure that the UK doesn’t end up with a competitive edge when it leaves the bloc.

ECB keeps stimulus unchanged as economic risk muted

2016-09-08 14:45

The European Central Bank has kept its stimulus program unchanged in a sign that policy makers don’t see an immediate danger to the eurozone recovery.

Emotions run high for opposition in Gabon vote crisis

2016-09-07 14:00

"Chapel of the freedom fighters," reads a sign outside Gabon's opposition headquarters, where activists dressed in white cross themselves at a makeshift altar, mourning those killed in the post-election chaos.

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

2016-09-07 06:31

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

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