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...
Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on Tuesday denied being forced to leave Belarus, contradicting comments from her campaign team, and said the decision to leave had been very difficult. “I made a very difficult decision. It’s a decision I made absolutely independently,” she said in a video posted on YouTube. Belarus’s state...
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...
European stocks rose for a third straight session on Tuesday as automakers gained on strong China sales data, with hopes of a steady economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis boosting global sentiment. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 1.2 per cent by 0716 GMT, led again by a rally in...
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...
Britain’s first round of trade talks with New Zealand were positive and productive, trade minister Liz Truss said on Wednesday. “We are a step closer to reaching a comprehensive trade deal with a like-minded friend and ally,” Truss said in a statement. “The first round of talks were positive and productive,...
French consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped in July amid signs of a rebound in COVID-19 infections, as fears about unemployment remained high and people increasingly felt the need to save money, a monthly survey showed. The INSEE official statistics agency on Wednesday said its consumer sentiment index fell to 94 from...