Trump under pressure to assure NATO allies he has their back

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 19 : Standing in front of a memorial made of remnants of the World Trade Center, US President Donald Trump will have a powerful symbolic opportunity in Brussels next Thursday to make clear how he really feels about NATO. But as controversies swirl around Trump over alleged […]

European shares ease, Unicredit boosts Italian banks

By Helen Reid LONDON, May 11 : Italian banks shone in lacklustre European trading on Thursday after Unicredit’s results indicated its turnaround was gathering pace. Europe’s STOXX 600 slipped 0.1 percent, while the eurozone’s broader stocks and blue-chip indices fell 0.2 percent. Financials were a bright spot for the second day running, with Unicredit up […]

Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe -ECDC

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Apr 24 : Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said today. During the first two months of 2017, more than 1,500 measles cases were reported from 14 […]

Italy prosecutor says rescue boats in contact with people smugglers

By Steve Scherer ROME, Apr 23 : An Italian prosecutor has evidence of phone calls between Libyan people smugglers and aid groups operating rescue boats, he told newspaper La Stampa, amid growing criticism of non-governmental groups saving refugees off the Libyan coast. Carmelo Zuccaro, the chief prosecutor of the Sicilian port city of Catania, did […]