EU looks to Turkey to end migrant crisis, uneasy over rights

By Alastair Macdonald and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 7 : EU leaders sit down with Turkey’s premier today seeing a glimmer of hope for an end to the refugee crisis that has divided Europe but troubled by having to seek favours from a government that scorns their ideas of human rights. With tens of thousands […]

EU talks tough on migrants from Turkey, uneasy over rights

By Alastair Macdonald and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 6 : The European Union hopes a summit with Turkey tomorrow can start putting an end to the chaotic arrivals of migrants in Greece and halt their treks through the Balkans toward Germany, diplomats said today. The meeting in Brussels will set out a tougher position on […]

Iran says European banks reluctant to resume transactions

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Mar 5 : Iran complained on Saturday that European banks and companies were too wary about renewing business ties following the lifting of economic sanctions and said it had asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ease their concerns. In January, world powers led by the United States and the European […]

Arsenal opposed to any breakaway Super League

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Mar 2 : Arsenal are opposed to any split from the Premier League after British media reported today that England’s big five clubs had met to discuss joining a possible European Super League. “We are firmly opposed to any kind of breakaway,” an Arsenal spokesman said. “We entirely support the current […]

Europe seen on cusp of new humanitarian crisis at Greece-Macedonia border

By Stephanie Nebehay and Gabriela Baczynska GENEVA/BRUSSELS Mar 1 : The build-up of thousands of migrants and refugees on Greece’s northern borders is fast turning into a humanitarian disaster, the United Nations said today as the European Union prepared to offer more financial aid. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said clashes at Greece’s border with Macedonia […]

Hungarian PM vows to resist EU’s “misguided” migrant policy

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Feb 28 : Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemned today the European Union’s failure to get to grips with its migrant crisis and vowed to resist pressure to take in more migrants, saying they would bring crime, terrorism and other problems. Orban has long been known for his fiery right-wing rhetoric, […]