Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, asks Malta to open its doors

By Crispian Balmer ROME, June 10 : Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, government officials said on Sunday. Malta brushed off the request, saying it had nothing to do […]

Germany, France slam Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN, June 10 : Germany and France on Sunday sharply criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. Having left the G7 summit in Canada early, Trump’s announcement on Twitter that he was backing out […]

Italian stocks attempt comeback amid tepid European market

By Kit Rees LONDON, May 30 : A modest recovery in Italian stocks failed to lift European equities more broadly on Wednesday as investors mulled the possibility of a new Italian election as early as July. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 percent by 0842 GMT, while Germany’s DAX rose 0.1 percent. Major […]

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks votes in Bosnia after ban on campaigning elsewhere

By Maja Zuvela SARAJEVO, May 20 : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took a swipe at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory on Sunday as he called at a rally in Bosnia for expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month. The presidential and […]

EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 18 : – The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched […]