Europe

Six survivors found in avalanche-hit hotel, bringing total to eight

Rescuers on Friday confirmed that they had discovered six survivors at a hotel in central Italy that was engulfed by an avalanche this week, bringing the total number of survivors to eight, the...

Merkel not watching Trump inauguration, as US-German business warns

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany warned incoming US president Donald Trump on Friday against leading the world's biggest economy into isolation, while Chancellor Angela Merkel has other...

Report: Eight survivors, two children found in Italy hotel

Italian rescuers located a total of eight survivors, including two girls, at a central Italian hotel that was engulfed by an avalanche, local media report police as saying.

Poroshenko's chocolate factory in western Russia to end production

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's eponymous Roshen chocolate factory in the Lipetsk region of western Russia announced on Friday that it would end production in the coming months.

Swedish population tops 10 million

The population of Sweden officially hit the 10-million mark on Friday, Statistics Sweden said, citing a rise in births and immigration.

EU parliament rejects money laundering blacklist for being too short

European Union lawmakers Thursday rejected a blacklist compiled by the European Commission of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering, saying that the list was not exhaustive enough....

ECB leaves rates on hold as its ponders global uncertainties

The European Central Bank left its monetary policy on hold Thursday as it faces up to a slew of global economic and political uncertainties.

Britain's May woos investors, soothes voters in Davos

Britain will emerge as the global champion of free trade after leaving the European Union, British Premier Theresa May said in a speech to global leaders and investors.

Germany and Austria push for extension of border controls

Germany and Austria want to extend controls at their border amid ongoing security threats, the countries' interior ministers said in Berlin on Thursday.

Russia rejects European court ruling to pay former Yukos shareholders

Russia's Constitutional Court has rejected a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to pay almost 2 billion euros (2.13 billion dollars) to former shareholders of the defunct oil company...

Officials: Two dead, two rescued after avalanche hits hotel in Italy

Two people have been confirmed dead after an avalanche engulfed a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy overnight, Civil Protection Emergency Department head Titti Postiglione told reporters on...

One dead after central Italy hit by series of quakes

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said no lives were lost after four powerful tremors shook central Italy on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson compares French president to WWII prison guard

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared Francois Hollande to a World War II prison guard after warnings by the French president that Britain could be punished in Brexit...

Merkel pledges to hold Europe together after Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Wednesday to hold the European Union together after Britain's planned exit from the European Union.

Slovenia looks to capitalize on its connection to Melania Trump

After leaving tiny Slovenia decades ago, Melania Trump will become first lady of the United States on Friday. Slovenia's politicians and budding entrepreneurs are looking to cash in.