The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Thursday it plans to commence flight tests for Boeing Co’s 737 MAX plane in Vancouver, Canada, in the week starting Sept. 7. EASA’s test flights come more than two months after the U.S. regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Boeing completed...
The European Commission said on Thursday it had signed a contract on behalf of EU states with British drug-maker AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 300 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The move follows an advance purchase agreement signed by Brussels with AstraZeneca earlier in August. It is...
Europe is entering a “tricky moment” with the new school year, and while classrooms have not played a major role in spreading coronavirus, there is growing evidence of youth infecting other people at social gatherings, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Older people must protect themselves with a...
The city of Berlin will put thousands of police on the streets at the weekend to enforce a ban on demonstrations opposing measures imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic after marchers at a recent rally failed to wear masks or keep their distance. Andreas Geisel, the Berlin interior senator, said...
Team captain Lionel Messi has told FC Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday. The development has however deepened the turmoil within the Catalan side, less than two weeks after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich. The source said the club received a burofax...
Football fans numbering 158 were arrested on Sunday after Paris police were attacked and shops in the French capital were vandalised, the interior minister and police in France said on Monday. The attacks as well as arrests were made after the 0-1 loss by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to Bayern Munich...
Bayern Munich has won the Champions League for a sixth time by beating Paris St Germain 1-0 in Sunday’s final thanks to a goal from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman. Coman, France international appeared at the back post to glance home a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the...
The head of the European Council, on Monday, scheduled an emergency leaders’ summit for Wednesday to discuss the post-election crisis in Belarus. “The people of Belarus have the right to decide on their future and freely elect their leader,’’ European Council President, Charles Michel, says on Twitter. “Violence against protesters is...
British tourists on Friday rushed to return home before new travel restrictions introduced by the British Government kick in on Saturday. According to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, as from 4 a.m on Saturday (0300 GMT) anyone arriving from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks, Caicos, and Aruba will have...
Wall Street analysts praised Tesla Inc’s move to split its richly valued stock into smaller chunks, saying it had the potential to extend a 200 per cent rally in its shares this year by making it easier for retail investors to hold the stock. Shares in the electric carmaker rose...
Britain’s NatWest NWG.L is cutting at least 500 jobs across its retail business and closing one of its remaining offices in London as banks press on with cost-cutting in the face of a wave of expected loan losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-backed bank is finalising a voluntary...
Greece will request an emergency meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers over Turkey’s decision to dispatch a seismic research vessel in a disputed area in the eastern Mediterranean, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. The two NATO allies, who hold fundamentally different views on where their continental shelves begin...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that there will be bumpy months ahead after unemployment data showed that UK job losses hit a decade-high. “We always knew that this was going to be a very tough time for people losing their jobs,” Johnson told reporters when asked about...
The number of people in work in Britain has suffered the biggest drop since 2009 and signs are growing that the coronavirus will take a heavier toll on the labour market as the government winds down its huge job-protection scheme. Led by a record plunge in the self-employed, 220,000 fewer...
Britain said on Tuesday it wanted greater flexibility to return illegal immigrants back to France after a surge in the number of people embarking on the perilous journey across the English Channel in the hope of a better life. Hundreds of people, including some children, have been caught crossing to...
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police and thousands of protesters who said the poll was rigged. Figures from the election commission said Lukashenko had won 80 per cent of the vote in Sunday’s election....
Barclays Plc is being probed by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), over allegations that the British bank spied on its staff, the agency said on Sunday. Earlier this year, Barclays said it was changing a system that the bank was piloting, which tracked how employees...