Europe

Gabriel proposes Schulz as the centre-left SPD's challenger to Merkel

German Social Democrat (SPD) chief Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday he will not lead his centre-left party's challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.

Reports: No survivors in Italian rescue helicopter crash

All six passengers on board a rescue helicopter that crashed in central Italy have died, Italian news agencies report.

German court tries Syrian asylum seeker accused of deli knife murder

A Syrian asylum seeker accused of killing his girlfriend with a deli knife and injuring passersby in southern town went on trial Tuesday in the German city of Tuebingen.

EU-Canada trade deal passes EU parliamentary committee

A comprehensive trade deal between the European Union and Canada cleared another hurdle towards its implementation on Tuesday as the trade committee of the European Parliament approved the deal....

Hopes dwindle as more bodies pulled from Italy hotel hit by avalanche

Hopes of finding survivors in the alpine Italian hotel buried by an avalanche last week were fading on Tuesday, as officials confirmed more bodies had been recovered from the rubble, bringing the...

May must consult Parliament before Brexit talks, top court rules

Prime Minister Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union, the nation's top court said in a landmark ruling on Tuesday.

Second group of rejected Afghan asylum seekers returns from Germany

A group of 26 Afghan asylum seekers whose requests to live in Germany were rejected arrived back in their home country on Tuesday, according to border police at Kabul airport.

New bird flu virus type discovered in northern Germany

A new variant of bird flu has been discovered in domesticated animals in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, the state agriculture ministry reported Monday.

EU experts: Merkel has been main target of fake news

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the main target of fake news campaigns in Europe, including disinformation stating she had been complicit in terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels, a...

Romanian president plans referendum to save anti-corruption law

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis wants to hold a referendum on the country's plans to ease corruption laws, he said in a speech on Monday.

Seven casualties, 22 missing at Italian avalanche-struck hotel

The death toll at an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche last week has risen to seven, while 22 guests and staff members remain missing, officials said Monday.

Sinn Fein names new party leader for Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein on Monday announced a new leader for the Northern Irish branch of the party, following the decision by Martin McGuiness to resign, first from his post as deputy first minister and then...

Freezing fog disrupts flights, prompts air pollution alert in London

Heavy fog and freezing temperatures caused the cancellation of dozens of flights Monday and prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to issue his first alert for "very high" air pollution.

Farmers spray milk powder at EU building to protest low milk prices

Farmers sprayed more than 1,000 kilograms of milk powder at the European Union headquarters on Monday to protest an EU plan that farmers fear would bring down milk prices.

Sweden investigates three over alleged live stream rape

Three men were questioned Monday in connection with a suspected rape of a Swedish woman that was allegedly streamed online, authorities said.