Europe News

  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 4.9 percent

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

    Associated Press
  • UK warns EU exit could mean migrant camps on south coast

    A British EU exit could mean thousands of migrants landing on Britain's shores "overnight", the government said, stepping up the rhetoric in the campaign ahead of a referendum on membership. Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said a "Brexit" could undermine a Franco-British bilateral…

    AFP
  • Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three years. Van Gaal has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season and that struggle was hardly helped…

    AFP
  • Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November,…

    Reuters
  • Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe.

    Associated Press
  • Bility: 26 African nations won't support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar…

    Reuters
  • Migrant arrivals to Greece's Lesbos rise after days of bad weather

    By Karolina Tagaris ON BOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Greece (Reuters) - They waved, cheered and let out sighs of relief as their rubber boat, packed with dozens of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, approached the Greek coast guard ship that would rescue them at open sea near the island of Lesbos. …

    Reuters
  • Russian envoy says Moscow will respond to NATO buildup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's envoy to NATO has warned that Moscow will respond to a buildup of the alliance's forces near Russian borders.

    Associated Press
  • Obama calls for $1.8 billion to fight Zika

    President Barack Obama on Monday asked for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus in the United States and beyond. The mosquito-borne illness has surged through Latin America, prompting fears that clement spring weather could bring a spate of cases north…

    AFP
  • Pope says he angered Merkel with comments on Europe

    Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he compared Europe to a "barren woman", in an interview published Monday. In an interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera, Francis said he had received an angry phone call from Merkel…

    AFP
  • EU, N Africa both stand to gain from stable Libya: Schulz

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in Tunis on Monday that both the EU and North Africa stand to gain from a stable Libya. "A stable Libya is in the interests of the whole of the Maghreb and the whole of Europe," he said in a speech to the Tunisian parliament, calling for the…

    AFP
  • Experts probe Polish govt's alleged breach of rule of law

    European legal experts on Monday began a fact-finding mission in Poland to determine if Warsaw's new right-wing government has violated the EU member's constitution and democracy rules. Last month, the European Union launched an unprecedented probe into controversial reforms to the constitutional…

    AFP
  • Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria

    Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Ankara with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Davutoglu…

    Reuters
  • Obama, Italy's Mattarella discuss fight against Islamic State in Libya

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met on Monday in the White House and discussed efforts to work together to combat the Islamic State in Libya. During a meeting in the Oval Office, Obama and Mattarella talked about the need to help Libya form a united government. …

    Reuters
  • Bone tests can ruin migrant kids' Europe chances: study

    Among the refugees arriving on Europe's shores seeking sanctuary from war, poverty or persecution, many are children -- often orphaned, alone and without official papers. Once they get there, the older ones may be subjected to physical assessments to determine whether they are in fact still…

    AFP
  • Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing

    By Humeyra Pamuk ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - As the number of Syrian refugees now amassing on the Turkish border swells into the tens of thousands, Ankara's long-standing open door to migrants may be closing. An assault by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo has…

    Reuters