UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'

2015-07-30 20:54

Britain risks a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, the UN has warned.

G7 ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal

2015-05-12 21:21

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations say there is unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change.

Europe's biggest bank names new boss

2014-11-25 19:15

Spain's Santander has named Jose Antonio Alvarez its new chief executive in a reshuffle after longtime chairperson Emilio Botin died.

EU agrees law to curb plastic bag use

2014-11-21 19:45

EU governments have approved a new law to slash the use of plastic grocery bags, hoping to curb litter on land and a spreading "plastic soup" in the world's oceans.

EU bank to loan Britain's power grid £1.5bn

2014-11-07 16:03

The European Union's bank will loan Britain's National Grid £1.5bn, its biggest ever single loan, the bank says.

EU bonus cap a knock for banks - HSBC

2014-10-21 18:15

European rules to cap bankers' bonuses at twice fixed pay are "a retrograde step" that could add to difficulty in recruiting staff to the industry, says HSBC.

EU sanctions on Iran's top oil tanker annulled

2014-10-07 19:15

European Union sanctions on NITC have been annulled after the EU did not appeal against a court ruling that the measures should be lifted.

No more ban on devices throughout flight

2014-09-28 12:46

The European Aviation Safety Agency has allowed airlines to let passengers use electronic devices, including mobile phones without putting them in flight mode.

Free up hi-tech risk takers - Google

2014-09-23 05:00

Google chair Eric Schmidt, whose own firm is embroiled in an EU anti-trust probe, has urged the bloc to give innovators free rein to deliver the economic gains.

AU to send 30 Ebola specialists to Liberia

2014-09-15 14:47

The AU is preparing to send a team of 30 health workers and other specialists to help fight an Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2 400 people in West Africa.


UK-bound migrants risk Channel crossing

2015-05-20 13:45

After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of lorries to try to reach Britain.

EU, Japan win China trade dispute over steel

2015-02-15 18:30

China has violated international trade rules when it imposed anti-dumping tariffs against certain steel tubes from the European Union and Japan, says the WTO.

Taiwan must lift bans, European firms

2014-11-25 16:08

Taiwan should lift the bans on certain products made in China, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan says.

Britain 'prepared to walk away from EU'

2014-11-15 13:03

Britain will walk away from negotiations with EU partners if its pleas for immigration reform are ignored, raising the real possibility of leaving the bloc altogether, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal

2014-10-24 20:42

European Union leaders have agreed what they hailed as the world’s most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.

EU banks in breach of bonus cap - watchdog

2014-10-15 15:30

The bulk of a new type of allowance paid to bankers are in breach of the European Union's bonus cap and must be changed, says the EU banking watchdog.

ECB purchases could boost lending - IMF

2014-10-07 17:00

The European Central Bank's purchases of asset-backed securities could help address the problem of weak lending to small and medium-sized firms, says the IMF.

Facebook set to win WhatsApp bid - sources

2014-09-25 18:46

Facebook will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19bn offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, two people familiar with the matter say.

Doubt over EU jobs summit

2014-09-17 20:30

An emergency summit on employment that EU leaders were slated to hold in early October has been postponed, says a government spokesperson.

Europe needs strategy after broken promises

2014-09-12 13:30

Eurozone finance ministers have cast around for ways to revive the bloc's economy as their post-crisis strategy of budget rigour is left in tatters by France.

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