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UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:56

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a "miniscule" number while Syria`s neighbours have reached "saturation point", the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Body of missing Mt Blanc climber found after 32 years

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:37

The body of a French climber who disappeared into a snowstorm in 1982 has been discovered on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

Ukraine rejects talks with rebels until they disarm

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:53

Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels about a truce halting a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they laid down their arms.

European club eyes move for Ecuadorian footballers

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:23

European clubs are lining up a move for skillful Ecuadorian footballers even though the South American country failed to get beyond the group stages of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

EU banks watchdog advises lenders to shun bitcoins

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 02:14

Banks in the European Union should refrain from offering customer accounts in virtual currencies like bitcoins until regulatory safeguards are in place, the bloc`s banking watchdog said on Friday.

Europe`s busiest airports boost screening over US fears

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:41

France today boosted passenger screening at its airports, responding to a Washington request for extra security for US-bound flights over fears Islamist radicals could be plotting new attacks using hard-to-detect bombs.

Bitcoin pioneer calls for regulatory guidance from EU

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:51

Europe should update its laws to reflect the rise of digital currencies, the head of a bitcoin start-up said, after a successful U.S. auction of bitcoins was seen as a sign of their broadening appeal.

Hillary Clinton takes book tour to Europe

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 23:42

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton flew to London Wednesday, kicking off the first leg of a European tour to promote her new memoir.

Putin slams US, says Europe `natural partner`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 01:15

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the conflict in Ukraine as the culmination of Western efforts to contain Russia and sought to play Moscow`s "natural partner" Europe against the United States.

European jihadists threaten US: Obama

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:36

US President Barack Obama warned that "battle-hardened" Europeans who embrace jihad in Syria and Iraq threaten the United States because their passports mean they can enter the country without a visa.

Ukraine rebels release second group of OSCE monitors

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:38

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Saturday that pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have released four of the group`s monitors they had detained at the end of May.

Wall Street closes up but ends week lower, Europe stocks down

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 08:55

US stocks erased early losses to close up on Friday but still finished the week lower on mixed economic data, while European equities had their first weekly drop since April on worries over Iraq and Ukraine.