Two Yazidi women who escaped ISIS win human rights prize

2016-10-27 17:08

Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group and went on to become advocates for others, have won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights.

UK economy wins round one of Brexit

2016-10-27 14:15

The 0.5% growth rate in the three months since the Brexit vote is far from the dire warnings of recession some had predicted.

UK inflation surges as rate-cut decision looms closer

2016-10-18 14:15

UK inflation has accelerated to the fastest pace in almost two years, part of an upward trend that’s set to continue as the weaker pound pushes up import costs.

Greece warns of 'devastating results' without debt relief

2016-10-13 21:35

European lawmakers supportive of Greece's left-wing government urge European Commission to act swiftly on debt relief for the bailed out eurozone member.

Brexit talks shouldn’t aim for punishment: EU’s Moscovici

2016-10-10 15:07

The European Union’s economy commissioner has struck a conciliatory tone on the prospect of Britain’s negotiations to leave the bloc.

UK house-price growth cools to weakest in three years

2016-10-07 10:45

UK house-price growth cooled further in September, reflecting a weakening of demand after a surge in values stretched affordability.

200 000 Afghan refugees return home

2016-10-05 05:22

More than 200 000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan this year, nearly half of them in September alone.

Germany wants asylum seekers sent back to Greece

2016-10-03 09:26

Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister has been quoted as saying.

UK current-account deficit widens

2016-09-30 15:45

The UK current-account deficit has widened as the trade gap hit a two-and-a-half-year high and Britain continued to record heavy outflows of investment income.

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.


Banks likely to lose passporting with Brexit

2016-10-27 17:00

Global banks will probably lose their current legal rights to provide services in the European Union after Brexit, says the UK’s trade minister.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Brexit challenge seeks to invalidate vote: UK govt

2016-10-17 14:30

A lawsuit seeking to force Prime Minister Theresa May to hold a vote in Parliament before beginning Britain’s exit from the European Union interferes with democracy.

Hungary moves to ban mass resettlement of migrants

2016-10-10 22:12

Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has proposed constitutional changes aimed at banning the mass resettlement of migrants, after voters have backed his rejection of an EU refugee quota plan in a recent referendum.

SHAREWATCH: The weak pound and SA

2016-10-10 13:57

Overberg Asset Management analysts Kirk Swart and Brett Birkenstock look at how the pound's weakness after a Brexit vote affects South Africans.

UK set to avoid contraction as services defy Brexit gloom

2016-10-05 13:16

Britain’s powerhouse services industry has grown more than forecast as the economy continued to display resilience following the vote to leave the European Union.

UK reboots $20bn sale of home loans after Brexit break

2016-10-04 15:00

The British government has restarted the sale of as much as £15.7bn of Bradford & Bingley home loans after the process was paused in the wake of the Brexit vote.

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

2016-09-30 16:58

EU environment ministers have agreed to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal.

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.

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