Europe


European bouquet incomplete without English rose

2016-05-25 19:00

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has used a speech to the European Parliament to make a plea for unity less than a month before Britain's referendum on whether to remain in the 28-nation bloc.

Macedonia postpones June polls

2016-05-19 06:15

Crisis-hit Macedonia has postponed elections due next month, after the European Union called on Skopje to delay the polls to ensure they could take place freely and fairly.

Police concerned jihadists mixing with migrants

2016-05-17 22:00

Interpol and its European counterpart has warned of growing concerns that radical Islamists could be using illegal people smuggling networks to sneak into Europe.

European stock markets hold steady at open

2016-04-27 11:15

Europe's main stock markets have steadied at the open, as investors await the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's latest interest rate meeting.

Brexit would be a 'catastrophe' says Finn

2016-04-14 22:34

Finland's eurosceptic foreign minister says he hoped Britain will remain in the European Union and that a British decision to leave would be a 'catastrophe for Europe.'

NGOs sue Monsanto, EU food safety watchdog over pesticide

2016-03-02 18:30

A group of European NGOs have sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate.

Big beef about climate targets

2016-02-22 20:37

EU climate targets won't be met unless greenhouse gas emissions linked to beef and dairy consumption are dramatically reduced, a Swedish study says.

Fresh protests in Athens over pension reforms

2016-02-14 12:30

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Athens on Saturday in solidarity with farmers who have blocked roads in recent weeks in protest over a pensions overhaul.

Deon Gouws: No crystal ball, no matter how bearish the forecast.

2016-01-22 07:46

Deon Gouws, CIO at Credo Wealth, takes another swipe at forecasts and no matter how bearish or bullish the analyst, no one has a crystal ball.

Bosses can snoop on private messages, court rules

2016-01-13 13:33

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it's not 'unreasonable' for an employer to verify that employees are completing their tasks during working hours.

 

ISIS leader urges attacks in Europe and US

2016-05-22 20:00

An ISIS spokesperson has urged sympathisers in Europe and the US to launch attacks on civilians there, if they are unable to travel to the group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

Risk of Zika in Europe is low

2016-05-18 18:59

The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is 'low to moderate.'

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

2016-05-04 22:04

NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to the Russians.

Simpson wins as SA race drivers star abroad

2016-04-18 11:31

7 South African racers took to the track in overseas competition, but it was Stephen Simpson who took victory at the IMSA Prototype Challenge in Long Beach California.

Well done Sheldon! SA teen kicks off Euro racing career

2016-03-07 08:23

'I am extremely excited to start my European motorsport career,' says SA youngster Sheldon van der Linde who will compete in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup.

It takes true grit to overcome crisis

2016-02-29 15:59

We are facing difficult times both locally and globally, and our leaders need to be responsible and resilient in order to navigate the current environment. How can leaders overcome crisis?

Hate potholes? Try driving on the world's 'worst road'

2016-02-19 08:56

Potholes and other rough road surfaces are a huge problem for drivers globally. Ford has created a diabolical 1.9km road that replicates the world's worst surfaces. Check out this infographic.

EU wants to see Gazprom contracts with European clients

2016-02-03 13:15

The EU wants to examine the contracts which Gazprom has signed with European firms, amid suspicions that the Russian state energy giant has imposed unfair prices.

Chemicals threaten Europe's killer whales

2016-01-14 22:27

Killer whales in European waters face extinction due to outlawed but long-lived pollutants that also threaten several species of dolphins.

Time running out for comet probe Philae

2016-01-12 23:30

Scientists will send a few final prods to robot lab Philae, incommunicado on the surface of a comet hurtling through space, but hopes for a reply are running out.

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