Martin Schulz

Merkel challenger wants ‘fairness’ pact in German election

Martin Schulz, the man nominated to lead Germany's center-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election said Sunday that he would ask all parties...
Benoit Hamon

French Socialists voters nominate Benoit Hamon for president

France's divided Socialists picked leftwinger Benoit Hamon as their presidential nominee Sunday, in the latest twist of a roller-coaster election race that has seen...
Francois Fillon

French presidential favorite Francois Fillon under fire over wife’s jobs

The British-born wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid around 500,000 euros ($538,000) over nearly a decade out of parliamentary funds, a...
Diamond

Seven held over $72 mn Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewellery, one the world's biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam's...
Snow

Hotel Rigopiano : Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Hotel Rigopiano - Farindola, Italy : An avalanche triggered by a series of earthquakes in Italy on Wednesday destroyed a ski resort hotel in...
Marine Le Pen

‘Europe will wake up in 2017’, Marine Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in...

Bulgaria: 4 killed after train carrying gas derails and explodes

Hitrino, Bulgaria : Train carrying gas derails and explodes : 4 killed and emergency teams have rescued 12 people from the rubble of buildings...
European Commission

European Commission proposes new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the...

The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU....
Hollande

France’s unpopular President Hollande won’t stand again

French voters will go to the polls in April and May 2017, but Hollande, who has low popularity ratings, says he will not stand...
Trump effect

Can Europe survive the Trump effect?

With political norms and expectations shattered, attention is turning to the heart of western Europe -- to France, Germany, Austria and Italy, each of...

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Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...
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A devastating accident involving an oil tanker truck explosion has left at least 135 people dead in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan, the country's Oil and Gas...