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...
At least five people were killed when torrential rain and thunderstorms caused flash flooding on the Greek island of Evia over the weekend, officials said on Sunday. Most of the victims, including a baby, were found in or near their homes in Evia, northeast of Athens, fire brigade officials said....
Germany lifted a warning against travelling to four Turkish seaside provinces with low coronavirus infection rates as part of a deal to help revive tourism between the two countries, the foreign ministry in Berlin said on Tuesday. It said it was dropping warnings against travel to Antalya, Izmir, Aydin and...
A surge in BP shares after it laid out plans to cut its oil and gas output and boost investments in renewable energy offset disappointing earnings reports including from spirits maker Diageo, although European stocks closed largely flat. After sliding as much as 0.6 per cent, the pan-European STOXX 600...
A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is highly likely to hit France in the autumn or winter, the government’s top scientific body warned on Tuesday as authorities seek to contain an increase in new cases over the past two weeks. The warning came as an increasing number of French...