European Union

Why Britain’s voters must have a second referendum on Brexit

Leavers’ dreams of a country cast free of Brussels are unravelling as reality and the risks of going it alone set in<p>Last week, the government set out key elements of its strategy for achieving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. It seeks a soft landing to a hard Brexit. It wants a …

Brexit

These Are the Most Pressing Challenges Facing Europe's Leaders

As summer draws to a close, the European Union will seek to tick off a number of boxes from the top of its to-do list, leveraging its new-found …

Brexit

Nigeria to Start Bee Export By 2018

Nigeria will start exporting bees to other countries next year, Dr Bidemi Ojeleye, National President, Federation of Bee keepers Association of …

Bees

Spanish police continue manhunt for terror suspect

Spanish authorities on Saturday continued their manhunt for the main suspect behind the terrorist attack in Barcelona after the region’s top police …

Politics

UPDATE 2-Investors grab top-rated bonds as stocks tumble on Trump doubts

* Demand for "safe haven" bonds rises as stocks wobble<p>* Concern over Trump's ability to pass economic plan<p>* Barcelona van attack kills 13, wounds scores<p>* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices)<p>By John Geddie and Abhinav Ramnarayan<p>LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Demand for …

Economy

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

AFP/Turku<p>Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of …

Europe

Merkel matters less than her next coalition allies

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Winning brings its own problems. Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to land a fourth term in German elections on Sept. 24 yet may be forced to govern with a small majority in partnership with the Free Democrats (FDP). That would be bad news for Germany and the …

Angela Merkel

‘Jihadist terror’ returns to Spain

Newspapers across Europe reacted with anger to news a van plowed into pedestrians and tourists in Barcelona Thursday, killing 13 and wounding around …

Politics

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province …

Politics

Getting to the core of global inflation

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global …

Economy

Soothe the EU’s loss of Five Eyes by adding a Sixth: Ireland

As the government releases a number of position papers on its stance in the ongoing negotiations with the EU, a number of issues concerning London, …

Brexit

Australia demands equal immigration rights to EU citizens after Brexit

LONDON -- Australia and other Commonwealth countries are demanding that their citizens should be granted the same rights as Europeans to live and …

Brexit

Turkey criticises Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.<p>Merkel's comments on Wednesday were "unfortunate", Omer Celik told a news …

Turkey

U.K. Is Said to Set Out More Detailed Brexit Vision Next Week

The U.K. is preparing to give further details of its approach to Brexit next week when it lays out positions in at least three different areas that …

Brexit

UK exports to the EU surge on weaker pound

Britain’s factories benefited from a surge in sales to the EU in the first half of this year as export growth outstripped import growth.<p>The UK still imports far more than it exports leaving the country with a goods deficit amounting to €53bn (£48bn) for the six months to June in its trade with the …

Brexit

Deploy NATO Forces Against Migrants, Says European Leader

Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria's defense minister, wants to use military means to protect the EU's external borders.

Migration

Van rams pedestrians in Barcelona

A white van rammed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s landmark las Ramblas on Thursday, according to Catalan police. The extent of the casualties was …

Politics

French unemployment falls to 2012-low

France’s unemployment rate took another tumble in the second quarter, falling to its lowest level in five years in the eurozone’s second-largest …

Economy

Climbing imports shrink eurozone trade surplus

The eurozone’s trade surplus in goods with the rest of the world shrunk by €1.7bn in June on the back of a healthy climb in imports in the bloc.<p>Year …

Economy

[Ticker] European Union returns to 2 percent growth

Column / Crude World<p>A Chinese road to riches or a road to ruin?<p>Today, 07:02<p>Behind all the money coming to Europe from China's 'New Silk Road' lurks a …

European News

Fast Europe Open: eurozone current account, construction output

Spanish police have killed five people in a counter-terror operation to prevent what they said was a second attempted terrorist assault following a …

Current Account

Euro zone inflation steady at 1.3% in July

Inflation in the euro zone held steady at 1.3% during July, according to European statistics agency Eurostat.<p>In Ireland, consumer prices fell by …

Economy

Italy under fire for returning envoy to Egypt

ROME — The Italian government faces a growing backlash after an attempt to normalize its relationship with Egypt, despite claims that Cairo was …

Politics

ASX poised to fall as risk aversion rises

by Timothy Moore<p>ASX shares are poised to drop at the open, following Wall Street which was roiled by concerns about political chaos in the US as well …

Economy

The European Union is considering an electric car mandate.

After the United Kingdom and France joined the Netherlands and Norway in putting an end date on the sales of fossil fuel–powered cars, the E.U. may …

Europe

May says still a lot to do in Brexit talks, yet confident

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday there was still a lot to be done in Brexit talks with the European Union but was …

Brexit

One in five unemployed people in the UK are migrants, official figures reveal for the first time

One in five unemployed people in the UK are migrants, official figures have revealed for the first time.<p>The figures show that 317,000 migrants are unemployed, including 98,000 who were born in the EU and 219,000 born outside the EU.<p>The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has risen …

Migration

ECB minutes show concern over strong euro

Investing.com - Officials at the European Central Bank are concerned about the strength of the single currency, which has risen to two-and-a-half …

Economy

The pound is ‘extremely undervalued’ right now, according to UBS

Has the pound hit rock bottom yet?<p>With sterling GBPUSD, -0.0933% GBPEUR, +0.1459% taking another blow this week and touching a more than seven-year low against the euro, some analysts are now speculating it could hit parity with the shared European currency and fall further against the dollar by …

Economy

Turkey’s Drift from the West: From Transactionalism to Hostility

Turkey’s relations with its Western allies, in a downward spiral since 2013, are at a breaking point. Ankara not only accuses Washington of plotting …

Turkey