Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais

By Marine Pennetier CALAIS, France, Jan 16 : French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception centre and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week. Calais and the surrounding Hauts-de-France region are among the poorest […]

European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jan 15 : European stocks edged lower on Monday following two weeks of gains, with cyclical stocks among the biggest decliners while merger activity remained in focus. Shares in some competitors of Carillion rose after the long-struggling construction and support services company collapsed, with banks refusing to lend it any more […]

U.N. evacuates refugees to Italy from Libya for first time

By Roberto Mignucci and Steve Scherer PRATICA DI MARE, Italy, Dec 22 : The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday, evacuating them from detention centres whose conditions have been condemned by humanitarian groups as inhumane. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have fled conflict or poverty at home and are […]

H&M leads European shares lower after sales miss, telecoms rise

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Dec 15 : – European shares inched lower on Friday, weighed down by disappointing trading updates from fashion brands H&M and Ferragamo and weakness among heavyweight banks. But dealmaking activity in the telecom sector and gains among utility stocks offset part of the losses, helping the pan-European STOXX 600 index come […]

M&A dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains

By Helen Reid LONDON, Dec 12 : Mergers and acquisitions dominated early European share trading on Tuesday, while a decline in banks was offset by strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown boosted crude prices. The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.2 percent and leading euro zone stocks rose 0.1 percent. Amsterdam’s AEX climbed 0.4 […]

Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

By Mark Heinrich LONDON, Dec 7 : Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm […]