Europe


Hole-in-one for Rosetta

2015-07-01 20:01

After billions of years of solitary travel through cold, dark outer space, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has recently yielded many secrets, often surprising, including 18 holes.

Deal struck to abolish EU roaming charges

2015-06-30 12:58

A deal to abolish mobile phone roaming charges in the European Union in 2017 has been struck in Brussels.

Henk Potts: Companies need to play catch up – invest in technology

2015-06-26 16:07

Biznews’ Alec Hogg talks to Henk Potts, a member of the Barclays team in London.

European stocks slide as Greece drama drags on

2015-06-25 17:42

Europe's leading stock markets have reacted as traders await the outcome of yet more talks between Greece and its creditors.

Special GTI show: Hot concepts and a shed

2015-06-22 11:18

The GTI International lures thousands of VW fans every year. 2015 will see two super concepts and, er, a 120km/h garden shed. Honest!

Airbus developing reusable space rocket

2015-06-06 20:23

European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025.

Pot remains Europe's most used drug

2015-06-04 16:09

Marijuana continues to be the European Union's most commonly used drug, with almost 79 million EU citizens estimated to have tried it at some point in their lives.

Greece, economy, bonds top ECB agenda

2015-05-31 10:26

The European Central Bank will pledge to keep its controversial bond purchase programme in place while downside risks to economic growth remain, say analysts.

Climate change increasing ragweed

2015-05-25 22:40

Climate change may worsen ragweed counts in Europe, just like it did in North America.

Database of migrant deaths released

2015-05-12 19:29

Almost 3 200 migrants have been certified dead at Europe's southern borders from 1990 to 2013.

 

China and Japan show hints of healing

2015-07-01 10:30

Growth in China's services sector has picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade.

US jobs, rates eyed as Greek zero hour approaches

2015-06-26 18:59

Non-payment after months of failed talks could trigger a bank run and capital controls and set twice-bailed-out Greece on a path out of the eurozone.

EU plan must protect investors better - watchdog

2015-06-25 18:30

The EU's plan for a unified capital market needs more work to protect investors from losses, says a top British regulator.

Greek offer to creditors stirs backlash at home

2015-06-23 21:30

Greek lawmakers have reacted angrily to concessions Athens has offered in debt talks and parliament's deputy speaker warned the proposals might be rejected.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

EU polluters get 10 years of free carbon credits

2015-06-05 05:46

The European Union may have to offer its heaviest polluting industries another ten years of free carbon credits to prevent them from leaving the region to do business elsewhere.

US mulls airport preclearance centres in 9 countries

2015-05-31 16:45

The Department of Homeland Security says it is considering expanding airline preclearance operations to 10 new foreign airports in nine countries.

Greece, economy, bonds top ECB agenda

2015-05-31 10:18

The European Central Bank will pledge to keep its controversial bond purchase programme in place while downside risks to economic growth remain, say analysts.

Sappi profits up 75% as debt pile declines

2015-05-14 10:58

Sappi, the world’s biggest producer of dissolving wood pulp, says second-quarter profit rose 75%, helped in part by a stronger rand relative to the US dollar.

Switzerland willing to join EU refugee quota scheme

2015-05-06 21:32

Switzerland said it would be willing to adopt an EU migration proposal currently being debated by Brussels for the even geographical distribution of asylum seekers across Europe.

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