Car rams into soldiers, injuring six, in Paris suburb

By Benoit Tessier and Johnny Cotton PARIS, Aug 9 : A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what its mayor called a deliberate act. Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said the car, a BMW, was parked in an alley before it accelerated into […]

European shares slip as basic resources drop, results weigh on Pandora

By Kit Rees LONDON, Aug 8 : European equities edged lower on Tuesday following a subdued start to the week due to falls among miners and travel, while results spurred some large moves in Nokian and Pandora in otherwise thin summer trading. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, as were blue chips. […]

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Aug 5 : Europe’s death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said. In a study in The Lancet Planetary […]

Autos and energy firms boost European shares as earnings roll in, banks held back

By Helen Reid LONDON, Jul 26 : Supportive crude prices and strong results from energy firms and autos companies helped European shares inch higher on Wednesday, while banks were the worst-performing sector as results disappointed. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.6 percent, in line with euro zone stocks and blue-chips, as oil and gas stocks […]