Fresh Syria talks in Geneva slated for July 10th
Switzerland

Fresh Syria talks in Geneva slated for July 10th

A fresh round of UN-sponsored Syria peace talks will begin on July 10th in Geneva, the UN envoy said Saturday, amid slim hopes for progress towards ending over six years of bloodshed.

Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident
Spain

Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident

A car with five migrants hidden inside rammed its way through a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla on Saturday, the second such incident in two days at the restive frontier.

France pledges €30 million for foreign climate experts
France

France pledges €30 million for foreign climate experts

France on Saturday made good on its promise to invite foreign climate change experts to the country, pledging €30 million to fund the work of up to 50 researchers.

Macron’s party on course for a landslide
France

Macron’s party on course for a landslide

French President Emmanuel Macron is on course for a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that will complete his overhaul of national politics as the first voters cast their ballots overseas on Saturday.

ArcelorMittal gets green light to buy Italy’s Ilva
Italy

ArcelorMittal gets green light to buy Italy’s Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal said on Friday the Italian authorities had cleared it to buy struggling steel producer Ilva, but thousands of jobs are threatened.

French innovative Cirque Plume begins ‘Last Season’
France

French innovative Cirque Plume begins ‘Last Season’

To enter the world of Cirque Plume is to fall into a magical wonderland of fairies and otherworldly creatures - a musical universe where artists flit around the stage, sometimes in slow motion.

Spain may recover only 28 percent of aid to banks: report
Spain

Spain may recover only 28 percent of aid to banks: report

The Spanish state may only retrieve 28 percent of the multi-billion-euro aid granted to banks during the crisis, the central bank said on Friday, despite past government pledges that it wouldn't cost "one euro" to the taxpayer.

US presidents hail Kohl as ‘one of the greatest’
Germany

US presidents hail Kohl as ‘one of the greatest’

US leaders mourned the death of Helmut Kohl on Friday, praising his role in the reunification of Germany, with former president George H.W. Bush calling him "one of the greatest leaders in post-War Europe."

Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin
Germany

Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams.

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of parliament election
France

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of parliament election

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe called for high turnout in this Sunday's parliamentary election which is expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron's new party an overwhelming majority.